Mary Elesbith Parker, of Harrisonville, Missouri was born September 23, 1952 the daughter of Franklin Leroy and Marguerite Elsie (Day) Groves. She departed this life on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at her home near Harrisonville at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 29 days.
On July 25, 1970, Mary was united in marriage to Johnny Laverne Parker in Kansas City, MO.
Mary was employed as a quality inspector for JC Penney, Lenexa, Kansas until an automobile accident forced her to retire in 1992. She loved to crochet and was very fast and good at it. She enjoyed fishing with Johnny, loved Christmas time and Mexican food from Ponaks Mexican Kitchen and Bar. Mary always enjoyed doing things for others. Often she would see something for someone and buy it for them. All of Sheree and Kris friends loved her and called her mom. Mary was an extremely cool mom and meant everything to her family.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Parker on September 3, 2005 and two brothers, Frankie and Adrian Groves.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Sheree Parker of the home; Kris D. Parker, Rhododendron, Oregon; a granddaughter, Alexus Parker; 5 brothers, Walter, Billy, Ted, Roy and David Groves; 3 sisters, Arline Gabauaer, Susanna Linville and Genevieve Hayes; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial at the Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington, Missouri.
Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the funeral home.