Jean Catherine Parker, 83, (nee Hayes) passed away November 11, 2019 surrounded by family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Jean was born June 26, 1936 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Jack and Marion (nee Podobinsky) Hayes. Growing up in Avon she graduated in 1954 from St. Augustine Academy in Lakewood. After graduation and a short stint with Ohio Bell she met her husband William (Bill) Parker. Bill and Jean were married on December 1, 1956, settled in Sheffield Lake raising 3 children.
She was employed for 25+ years with the Sheffield/ Sheffield Lake City Schools retiring in 1994 as a secretary at Brookside High School to care for her ailing husband.
After her husband’s death she traveled but most of all enjoyed doing crafts and was an accomplished artist doing many outstanding pencil drawings she shared with family and friends.
Surviving Jean are her daughters, Cathy (Dave) Sandor of Avon Lake, Pam (Chris) Bodnar of Amherst Township and son, Steve (Mary Lou) Parker of Sheffield Lake. The joy of her life were her grandchildren, Ashley Parker and Tyler Parker, Also surviving are her brother Jack (Bernadette) Hayes of Edmond, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William (Bill) Parker in 1995, brothers Daniel, Michael, and Dennis and sister Shirley Cobb.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 14, 2019 in the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. 5th Street, Lorain from 5- 8 p.m.
Additionally, friends may call on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 10:00 am until services at 11:00 am in the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association and Diabetes Association per Jean’s request.
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American Heart Associatioon
1375 E. 9th Street, Suite 600, Cleveland OH 44114
American Diabetes Association
Northeast Ohio, 4500 Rockside Road, Suite 380, Independence OH 44131