Eleanor Parker

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Eleanor Helen Parker, nee Jansen, 86, of New Athens, IL, born August 15, 1933, in St. Libory, IL, died Thursday, February 6, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Parker was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Hecker, IL and the Ladies Sodality at the church. She was an active member of the Smithton Senior Citizens Club. She loved quilting, baking pies and especially enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Edward Joseph Parker, whom she married on May 12, 1954, and who died on December 27, 2012; her parents, Joseph A. and Rose B., nee Schmidt, Jansen; a son-in-law, Grant Aubuchon; three sisters, Dorothy Jansen, Florence Troesser, and Elvera Schaab; three brothers, Norbert, Kenneth, and Edwin Jansen; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Surviving are four daughters and a son, Susan Aubuchon of Lewisburg, TN,
Marvin (Angie) Parker of New Athens, IL,
Sharon (Mark) Gaubatz of Columbia, IL,
Janice (Randy) Georgen of Belleville, IL,
and Phyllis (Keith) Mertens of Belleville, IL;
11 grandchildren, Elizabeth Aubuchon, Andy (April) Parker, Jill (Matt) Krantz,
Adam (Kristen) Parker, Jennifer (Jeremy) Neff,
Laura (Trevor) MacDougall, Evan (Chris) Gaubatz, Brad Georgen,
Michael Georgen, Eric Mertens, and Rachel Mertens;
11 great-grandchildren, William Ruby IV, Avery, Aiden and Addison Parker,
Austin Krantz, Claire, Chloe and Carson Parker, ,
Riley Neff, and one more on the way,
and William and Ella MacDougall;
a sister, Rosemary (Andrew) Lintker;
three brothers, Daniel (Bernie) Jansen, Roger Jansen,
and Leroy (Virginia) Jansen;
numerous nieces and nephews;
a lifelong friend, Virginia Parker, and many other dear friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020, and also from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Hecker, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Hecker, IL, with Fr. Von C. Deeke officiating.

Burial will be held at St. Augustine’s Catholic Cemetery, Hecker, IL.


7 Comments on Eleanor Parker

Mark Wilderman said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2020 at 12:24 AM

My sincere condolences for your loss..

  • Hecker
  • IL
Bud and Janet Hollinberger said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Eleanor was such a nice person!! We enjoyed having her in our exercise class. Always smiling, enjoying a joke or two, and a euchre game now and then. we will certainly miss her. Our prayers for the fam ily.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Patricia and Gus Schmeder said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2020 at 10:15 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with Eleanor's family and friends during this most tender time. Eleanor will be missed and never forgotten!

  • Smithton
  • IL
Jeanne Jansen said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2020 at 8:49 PM

My sympathy to you all. Your Mom was such a wonderful person. I always enjoyed her beautiful laugh! I have surgery scheduled Monday, so I can't attend any of the service. My thoughts are with you all. Jeanne

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Mark and Patty Solo said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2020 at 6:02 AM

Sharon, We are so sad to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are praying for peace and strength knowing she is in a better place. Mark and Patty

  • New Braunfels
  • TX
Karla n Ralph Chapman said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 10:39 PM

So sad to hear about your mom. She was a real nice person. Got to know her at Healthy Circle here. She didn’t get to meet her new great grandson. Susan our thoughts n prayers are w u at this sad time.

  • Red Bud
  • Il
Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 9:23 PM

My condolences to the family, especially Sharon, my fellow classmate.

  • Eureka
  • California

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