Sharon Irene Parker, 74, of Richmond, Missouri, was born, January 15, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Francis Joseph and Eva Mildred (Scott) Riddell. She departed this life Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Shirkey Health & Rehabilitation Center surrounded with love and family.
On July 20, 1964 she was united in marriage to Charles Garland Parker II in Liberty, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2011.
Sharon had been employed as cashier for Angel’s Hardware Store while living in California. She later worked for the Higginsville Habilitation Center in Higginsville and was noted for bringing home residents, who didn’t have family, for Christmas dinner. She enjoyed putting together puzzles, knitting and sitting outside enjoying her flowers. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Sharon was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by six children, Teri (and Bill) Goforth of Bloomfield, New Mexico, Sherry Parker of Highland, California, Dawn Brigandi of Bloomfield, Chuck (and Jill) Parker, III, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Jason Loza of Independence, Missouri, and Justin Loza of Columbia, Missouri; two brothers, Richard (and Sherry Riddell of Independence, Missouri, Larry (and Paula) Riddell of Kansas City, Missouri, Mary (and Mark) Burke, and Nancy (and Bruce) Stockton, both of Richmond; 12 grandchildren, Amber, Andrew, Charles, Jackie, Jessica, Jimmy, Joey, Justin, Mark, Michael, Robert, Tami, and Tiffany; numerous great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
The family would to like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at the Shirkey Health & Rehab Center and Shirkey Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery, Richmond, Missouri. Reverend Bill Purcell with Shirkey Hospice will officiate. Casket bearers are Jimmy Brigandi, Michael Brigandi, Jason Loza, Justin Loza, Charles Parker IV, Dennis Parker, Larry Riddell, and Richard Riddell. Honorary casket bearer is Justin Laning.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Shirkey Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.