STERLING – Lillian C. Parker, 87, of Sterling, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Sterling Pavilion. She worked at Mr. Nifty Cleaners in Rock Falls for several years.
Lillian was born May 10, 1926, in Morrison, the daughter of Charles and Carrie (Rosenow) Jacobs. She married Howard Parker on Feb. 19, 1948, in Morrison. He died Oct. 17, 1992. Lillian was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling, where she was involved in the Ladies Circle. She also was a volunteer for many years at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, as a Pink Lady.
Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Ken) Halverson of Sterling; two sons, Don (Paulette) Parker of Freeport and Bill (Lori Hubbard) Parker of Rock Falls; one brother, Ralph (Joyce) Jacobs of Sterling; 10 grandchildren, Julie (CJ) Jackson, Tim (Dorie) Parker, Monica Parker, Tammy (Jason) Borman, Tonya (Jeremy) Parker, Richard (Carrie) Halverson, Linda Halverson, Brian (Laci) Halverson, Jason (Jenny) Parker, and Jillian Parker; and 18 great-grandchildren, Tim Jr., Rebecca, Jalynn, Eddie, Dakota, Dalton, Kyle, Lillian, Jacoby, Maximus, Blake, Chloe, Isaac, Noah, Elias, Cooper, Spencer, and Harper.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Dave Parker; three brothers, Virgil Jacobs, Ken Jacobs, and William Jacobs; and one daughter-in-law, Jan Parker.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Nancy Weingartner officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.
A memorial has been established.
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