Ethel M. Parker
Ethel M. Parker died January 4, 2019 at the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Florida.
She was born in Elizabeth City, CO on April 15, 1941. On June 6th, 1959 she married Phillip Larry Parker. Preceded in death by her husband, parents Darrell Eugene Puterbaugh and Helen Ruth Paxton Puterbaugh Dorr; sisters Rosella Faye Puterbaugh and Martha Darlene Puterbaugh Morris; and brother Lester Laverne Puterbaugh.
Survived by children Penny and husband Robert Schwagerl of Palmyra, Virginia; Pam and husband Larry Westbrook of North Chesterfield, Virginia; Kimball and wife Laura Parker of Rotonda West, Florida; Tim and wife Carrie Parker of Concordia, Kansas. Nine grandchildren Courtney Oates, Nathan Parker, Matthew Parker, Jennifer Skarbek, Larry Todd Westbrook, Samantha Parker, Mackenzie Parker, Megan Schwagerl, and Sarah Schwagerl; five great grandchildren Micah Parker, David Parker, Madison Oates, Teagan Skarbek, and Jonathan Parker.
She worked in the Lawrence School System as a cook and baker; as a baker at the University of Kansas Dining Services; and cook/ manager at East Heights Elementary School in Lawrence, Kansas. Her speciality “Granny’s cinnamon rolls” were loved by all. She delighted in making outfits for her daughters and granddaughters. Of her many sewing creations, she truly enjoyed making bunnies with dresses. She thoroughly loved going on cruises with her husband Larry, children and grandchildren.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Osage American Cemetery, Osage City, KS. 11:00AM.