Ida Lamora (Jones) Parker

Born: Sun., Jan. 24, 1932
Died: Tue., Jan. 4, 2011


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 06, 2011
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 07, 2011

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 Ida L. Parker

January 24, 1932 – January 4, 2011



Ida Lamora Parker, 78, of South Bend went to be with Robert, her husband of 49 years, at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in Hospice House, South Bend.  Mrs. Parker was born January 24, 1932 in South Bend to the late Laura (Snyder) and Henry Jones and was a lifetime area resident.  On June 5, 1948 in South Bend as Ida L. Jones she married Robert E. Parker who preceded her in death in 1997.  She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Violet Welker, Audrey Schroll and Cecelia McGowan; and four brothers, Robert, and Benny Jones and Lyman and Wilber Miller.  She is survived by her daughter, Rev. Doris C. Sparks (Terry) of Chelsea, MI; three sons, David E. Parker (Patricia) of Granger, IN, Frank C. Parker (Sylvia) of South Bend, and Edward R. Parker (Susan) of Mishawaka, IN; eight grandchildren, Kenneth Sparks (Erika), Scott Sparks (Kathleen), Rebecca Sparks Lowry (Shaun) Matthew David Parker (Kelly), Joshua John Parker (Teara), Heather Caitlin Parker, Nathan Parker (Rachel), and Daniel Parker (Sarah); five great-grandchildren; and one brother, James Jones (Irene) of Mishawaka.  Ida attended Mt. Pleasant School, Kaley School, and graduated from Central High School in 1948 where she was active in the school band.  She had been employed at Bonnie Doon Restaurant, where she met Clark Gable, the South Bend License Bureau, and was a volunteer at the Center for Hospice Care for 11 years.  She had been a member of Calvary Baptist church, the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group, Central Booster Club, and AARP.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 7th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. with Rev. Reed Anderstrom of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. today, January 6th in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Ct., South Bend, IN, 46637.  Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Ida's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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Stu Bechtel
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Sorry for your loss,
I knew her from Calvary Bapt. as a member, my prayers are with the family as I''m familiar with these emotions of loss. God be with you all as you walk through this valley, as Psalm 23 puts it. Hold on to Gods unchanging hands, He will guide you all through it.

Joseph R. & Alene L. Haydock
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Please know our thoughts and prayers and those of Abundant Grace Lutheran Church are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Joan Herrin-Estes
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Please know that you and yours are in our prayers,
God Bless

Lucy Sparks
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
to the families of Ida Parker

You are in my thoights and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Al and Joan Berzins
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Doris & Family,

We are sorry of hear of your mother''s passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn (Papczynski) Hudak
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
I am very sorry for the loss of your mom Doris. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

The Rev. Lorrie Davison
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Dearest Doris and family,

God is with you in your great loss, but the Easter message of Chirst's Resurrection if for such a time as this. Christ is with us in our times of trial and He is the one who delights in welcoming us home. All of this you know in your heart and soul, but in times of grief and sadness, it never hurts to be reminded of God's great love for us through our Lord Jesus, the Christ.

"The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you. The Lord look upon you with favor, and give you + peace. Amen."

Love, Lorrie and Ron Davison

Beverly Erickson
   Posted Thu January 06, 2011
Dear Family and Doris:

Were sad to read of Ida's passing. She had not communicated with us since we moved part time to California to be near my daughter, Paula about 2 or 3 years ago. She was Grandmother Bessie Walz's favorite friend along with the twins, Mary and Betty. She gave Bessie's a South Bend funeral and came to her 100th birthday party before her passing. Ida was a generous and sweet lady and good friend. Now she can be with Bessie and the twins, I'm sure they will be delighted to be with her.

Our sympathy goes to her family and friends.


Bev and Cliff Erickson and Robert Miller

Patricia Bailey
   Posted Thu January 06, 2011
May God provide you comfort during this difficult time. My condolence and prayers to the Parker Family.

God Bless
Patricia Bailey

Joyce Degen
   Posted Thu January 06, 2011
Dear Doris & Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. May your deep faith console you as you grieve. So many memories, Doris, as I think back to our days at WHS and how many after-school visits were made to your home. Your mother was always so welcoming. I will always remember her smile and warmth. Know that she will be at peace and equally welcome in her heavenly home.

With our sincere condolences,
Joyce and Don Degen

Palma & Ron Milliman
   Posted Thu January 06, 2011
Doris, we are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We wish you and your family peace and strength at this difficult time.

The Borton & Sweeney Family
   Posted Thu January 06, 2011
We are very sadden to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one of kind and a very special friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Barbara Borton & family

Linda Strodtman
   Posted Fri January 07, 2011
Doris and Family,
I was saddened to learn of your mother's death. I understand you were with her during her journey. May you and your family be comforted by your many memories of life together. You are in my prayers. Linda

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