Margaret Naomi Parker

Margaret Naomi Parker


Margaret Naomi Parker, 100 years and 8 months, of Searcy passed from this life December 13, 2020.  She was born to Ellsworth and Mattie Krey Bagley April 25, 1920 at Stafford, Kansas.  She married Herman Maurice Parker November 17, 1941.  Together they shared 65 years of matrimony.

Along with her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, Herman; her son, Dale Parker; three sisters and two brothers.  She was the last of her generation.

In 1938 she met the love of her life, Herman Parker.  They were married shortly after and began a beautiful life together.  The began their family in Kansas with the birth of their first child, Peggy Sue in 1951.  Then they moved on to Oklahoma.  Their son, Dean Kerwin Parker was born in 1952.  After the birth of Dean, they moved back to Kansas and their son Dale Glen Parker was born, completing their family.

Margaret was a wonderful, Godly mother, wife, aunt, bible schoolteacher and friend. She taught World Bible School classes for many years.  She and her husband planted churches in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Those left to honor her passing are her daughter Peggy Heusel of Searcy; son, Dean Parker of Edmond, Oklahoma; daughter in law, Kathy Pope Parker of Weatherford, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jonathan and wife DeShawn Heusel, Jeremy and wife Angela Heusel, Kevin Heusel, Kendra Henderson, Adam and wife Failan Parker, Mandy Parker Harrison, Lexie Parker and spouse Bryan Mitschell, Casey Parker, Karie and husband Vito Wagner, and Blake Parker; 15 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. December 17, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Edmond, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to SEARCH program.

4 thoughts on “Margaret Naomi Parker”

  1. Jeanette Wiederstein

    Bless her heart! What a sweet lady and to live to be 100 is quite an accomplishment I know she will be missed so much. I remember her well

    1. Hi Jeanette, thank you for your sweet words. The way things worked out, Peggy and I got to spend the last week with Mom, which was a real blessing for all of us.
      Hope you and Alan have a wonderful Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year!!

      God Bless you all,

  2. She had so much bible knowledge. I loved to listen to her comments in ladies bible class. I know she will be missed by many.

    1. Hi Becky,
      Thank you for your kind words about Mom. She will be missed by many, but what a legacy she left.
      Hope this find you, Richard, and all of your family well, and hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!

      God bless you all,

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