|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1909|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2006|
Her obituary from the October 8, 2006 Indianapolis Star:
Lois Parker, 97, a lifelong resident of Danville, died October 6, 2006. Lois was born March 4, 1909. She was the principal at Avon for 16 years, retiring in 1974. She taught at North Center, Avon, Danville, New Castle and Frankfort for a total of 47 years. Lois was a graduate of Danville High School, Central Normal College and received a masters degree from Butler University. She was a member of Tri Kappa sorority, Psi Chi sorority, Business and Professional Women, Indiana State Teacher's Association, Republican Party, Order of Eastern Star, Danville Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6030 W. 62nd Street, Indianapolis. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. October 10 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, Indiana, with calling there from 2 to 8 p.m. October 9. Burial will follow in Danville South Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Herbert L. and Ethel Mae Dooley Parker; several brothers and sisters. Survivors include sister, Angielou Nicholson of Danville; brother, Will H. Parker of Muncie and several nieces and nephews.
She is buried beside her parents.
Miss Parker was my elementary principal at Avon Community Schools. She started as principal at Avon the year before my parents moved to the community when I was two. She retired the same year I graduated from high school. Miss Parker was the epitome of what a principal should be. She commanded respect where ever she was. She could step out into the hallway, raise her hand and we could hear the quiet come down the hallway.
The last time I saw her was in the late 90s. She still recognized me after all that time. And I certainly recognized her. She seemed to never change much. And she always had vivid memories of her students.
One of the brothers who preceded her in death was Indiana's former lieutenant governor (1957 to 1961) Crawford Fairbanks Parker.
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A big thanks to Dennis for sponsoring this wonderful woman's memorial.
Herbert Lorn Parker (1880 - 1947)
Ethel Mae Dooley Parker (1886 - 1970)
Crawford Fairbanks Parker (1906 - 1986)*
Lois Parker (1909 - 2006)
Helen P Bywaters (1919 - 2004)*
Wilson H Parker (1922 - 2012)*
Angielou Parker Nicholson (1927 - 2009)*
Danville South Cemetery
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Oct 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22145843