MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy J. (Moore) Parker, 89, of Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.
Dorothy was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Howard to Thomas and Pauline (Carter) Moore. Dorothy graduated from Howard High School in 1946. She worked summers and Saturdays at J.S. Ringwalt Company until turning 18 years old. In 1947 she began her banking career at First-Knox National Bank. She spent over 45 years in the banking industry, working at Shreveport National Bank, First-Knox National Bank, and retiring from National City Bank in 1992.
Dorothy met Raymond Parker when he came to First-Knox National Bank to cash his checks from Lamb Glass. They were soon a couple and Dorothy married Raymond Dec. 21, 1952, at the Howard United Methodist Church. They spent Christmas with their families then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, for Raymond to finish his service in the United States Air Force.
Dorothy was elected to serve as Clerk of Morris Township in November, 1979, and served for over 25 years, retiring in 2005.
She is a member of the Knox County Clerks and Trustees Association, serving as treasurer for nine years. Dorothy served the Board of Elections as a Poll Worker and Judge for 13 years.
Dorothy also served on the Knox Area Transit (formerly MOTA) Board for eight years, and also served as chairman.
Dorothy loved the Lord and was member of Faith Baptist Church, faithfully attending Forever Fellowship Sunday School Class, Women of Faith and Agape Small Group. She served as Deaconess, Greeter, helped with Upward Basketball and enjoyed landscaping at the church with Raymond.
She began sewing as a young girl in 4-H and continued sewing into her 80’s. She made many of her clothes, dress suits, clothes for Kathy, and many decorations in their home. She loved to scrapbook with Kathy and Kaitlyn, spending hours looking through pictures and making albums. Dorothy was well known for her cooking and especially her pies. Peanut Butter Pie was a big favorite for Raymond, Mike and Nathan. Dorothy and Raymond also loved to travel.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kathy, and Son-in-law, Michael Hathaway; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hathaway and Nathan Hathaway; a sister, Wanda Moore; sisters-in-law, Jody Moore and Joann Parker; nieces and nephews, Steve (Barb) Moore, Marty (Lacie) Moore, Croix, Alexei, Marney (Jason) Moore, Bethanne (Jeff) Fowler, Anita (Derk) Demaree, Grant, Darren, Sarah, Joann Lusby, Beverly (Max) Waddell, Pat Parker, Gage, Acie, John (Norma) Parker, Patty (Jaime) Fry and Jaxon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Parker; a brother, Tom Moore; brothers-in-law, Carl “Pete” Moore, Acie Parker, John (Mary) Parker, Arthur Parker, Coretta (Russell) Stewart, and a nephew Bill Parker.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, where a funeral service will be held Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Rev. Doug Forsythe will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Dogs of Knox Fund, C/O Marla McCutchen, 11819 Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Knox County Foundation Hospice Fund, P.O. Box 309, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dorothy J. Parker.