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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:31:49PM

Frances Parker

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Frances “Evelyn” Parker, 89, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

She was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Fort Ogden, Fla., and was a lifetime resident of DeSoto County, Fla.

Evelyn was of the Methodist faith, and was a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church in Arcadia. She was a volunteer at Memorial School for many years, and was awarded District Volunteer of the Year. Evelyn was a member of the Peace River Chapter 30 of the OES, and enjoyed fishing, cooking, reading, collecting antiques, yard sales and bargain shopping. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, and will be sorely missed by her family.

She is survived by one son; Lewis Henry (Stella) Parker IV of Arcadia; two daughters, Karen P. (Barry) Raineri and Lauana “Peppi” Thompson, both of Arcadia; one brother, Homer E. Daughtrey of Tallahassee, Fla; one sister, Marguerite “Arlen” Ellerbee of Lake Placid, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Deidre “Dee Dee” Raineri, Asya J. Phillips, Travis Parnell Parker, Thomas Marion Parker III, Allen Eugene Smithers, Eric Vaughn Smithers and April Jean Parker; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Marion Parker Jr.; parents, Cecil C. and Gertrude Collins Daughtrey; and brother, Charles Daughtrey.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Pine Level United Methodist Church, 9596 N.W. Pine Level St., Arcadia, with Pastor Brian Russell officiating. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes.

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