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iona e. parker

Posted on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

Oct. 8, 1916 - Dec. 5, 2012

CHICAGO, Ill. — Iona E. Parker, 96, of Chicago and formerly of Vandalia, Mich., died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

She was born Iona Ella Wilson on Oct. 8, 1916.

She married Willie Parker on Jan. 28, 1933, in Mound Bayou, Miss.

Her husband preceded her in death on June 15, 1998.

Survivors include their seven daughters, Willa Cole, Bernice Brantley, Leola Corbin, Iona Taylor, Natalie Abdullah, Constance Jones and Leatrice Rucker, all of Chicago; four sons, Eugene Parker, Cesar Parker, Walter Parker and Mose Parker, all of Chicago; 32 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation is at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, in Oakdale Cemetery, Vandalia, for a graveside service.

Mrs. Parker will be laid to rest beside her late husband.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.

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