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March 19, 2014

Alma Mae Parker

McKINNEY, Texas — Alma Mae Parker, 80, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her children.

She was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Holidays Cove, W.Va., a daughter of the late Wilbur Boyd and Hattie Mae Smith Strock. She married Donald Walter Parker on April 2, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1988.

She graduated from Beaver High School. She had previously been employed by American Viscose Corporation and Tamarack Treasures.

She was a member of The Wilderness Society, Kovels Antiques and Collectibles, ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Habitat for Humanity, Disabled American Veterans and the Democratic Party. Alma loved crossword puzzles, reading, current events, crocheting, solitaire and was a “die hard Steelers fan.” She was very involved in attending the grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a Baylor Bears football fan.

Alma is survived by three daughters, Linda and her husband, William Geiger III, of Saegertown, Patricia and her husband, David Kress, of Hinsdale, Mass., and Teresa and her husband, Scott Dimerling, of McKinney; a son, Donald and his wife, Melodie (Roydes) Parker, of Meadville; 11 grandchildren, Edward Pardee, William Geiger IV, Selena Parker, Amber Parker, Jazlyn Parker, Benjamin Parker, Christine Kress, Erin Braden, Robert Hayes, Hailey Parker and Meggan Dimerling. She is further survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Laina, Kani, Christopher, Elijah, Caleb, Robert Jr., David, Isabelle, Anthony, Emilee, Madison and Garrett.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Evelyn Strock.

Family and friends may call on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Mealy of Enterprise United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place in Greendale Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the American Lung Association.

Please sign the guestbook online at hatheway-tedesco.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

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