Helen Elizabeth Parker, 90, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday evening, July 30, 2014 at Green Hills Care Center. She was born in Russells Point on November 13, 1923 to the late William H. and Edna C. (Collins) Funk. On October 23, 1949 she married Lester C. Parker, Jr. in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death on October 21, 1983. Helen was also preceded in death by a brother William “Bill” Funk, and sisters Dorothy Funk and Wilda Hill.
A 1941 graduate of DeGraff High School, Helen was a member of the First Church of God, Bellefontaine where she taught Sunday school for many years, was a member of the church choir, Missionary Board, Christian Women’s Club, and the Women of the Church of God. She had also graduated from Moores Business School. With her husband Lester, they ran Parker’s Cut-Rate during the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s.
Helen is survived by her sister-in-law Francy Funk of Bellefontaine; nieces and nephews, Cynthia (Jeff) Moyer of Bellefontaine, Rebecca (Rick) Nelson of West Liberty, Susan (Mike) Gleason of Bellefontaine, Richard (Joyce) Funk of West Liberty, Keith Hill of DeGraff and Larry (Jean) Hill of Cincinnati; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and many family members of her late husband, Lester.
Pastor Ron Irick will conduct the funeral on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11:00am at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1000 East Brown Ave. Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.