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Zelma C. Humphress Parker

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[October 25, 2014]  LINCOLN  - Zelma C. Humphress Parker, 88, of Lincoln, IL passed away at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Christian Village, Lincoln.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday October 28th at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln

Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday October 29, at the funeral home

Funeral home: Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Lincoln


Zelma C. Humphress Parker, 88, of Lincoln, IL passed away at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at The Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.

Zelma was born August 6, 1926 in Knifley, Kentucky, the daughter of Richard and Mattie Cox Humphress. She married Verlin Parker August 31, 1946 in Clermont, IN. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2014.

Zelma is survived by two sons: Rick (April) Parker of Rockford, IL; Jeff (Connie) Parker of Lincoln; one daughter: Becky (Eric) Radecki of Greenwood, IN; one daughter-in-law: Adella Parker of Lane, IL; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild. She is the last of her immediate family. Zelma was preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers and one son: Mike Parker.

Zelma was a loving wife to her husband of 67 years, Verlin, serving faithfully with him in many ministries through the years, including Texas Christian Church (Clinton, IL) and Lincoln Christian College and Seminary. She was a caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was completely devoted to her family. Zelma had several lifelong passions: looking after children, preparing meals for her family, caring for flowers and animals, singing the old hymns and writing poetry.

She was a faithful member of Lincoln Christian Church and the Christian Corner Bible School Class.

Services for Zelma will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln with Ron Otto officiating.

Burial will follow services at Zion Cemetery, Lincoln.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Zelma’s memory to Lincoln Christian Church or The Christian Village.

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