Patricia L. "Pat" Parker

Age 77, passed away May 17, 2014. She was born August 7, 1936, in Angola, Indiana, daughter of the late Emery and Emma Druckamiller.

Pat was raised in Angola and graduated from Angola High School in 1954. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in teaching in 1958. Pat taught primarily kindergarten in the Holt School District for 22 years retiring in 1991. Pat loved to travel and she and Dick traveled every chance they had. She also was an avid card player and regularly played Bridge and Euchre and always had a card game or two during family gatherings. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Holt choir and Ringers of the Kirk handbell choir.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Richard; children, Lori (Jerry) O’Hare of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Curtis (Laurie) Parker of Holt, MI, Timothy Parker and his son Brennan Parker of Laingsburg, MI; niece, Carol (Tim Mickle) McConnell of East Lansing, MI, nephews, David (Ann) McConnell of Mason, MI, Daniel (Renae) McConnell of Chesapeake, VA, and James (Margaret) McConnell of Mulliken, MI, who were raised by Pat and Dick. Pat is also survived by other family members as well as many close friends. In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Druckamiller, and daughter-in-law Lisa Parker.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, 2021 N. Aurelius Rd. A private family inurnment will take place in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

Pat’s family wishes to thank the staff of Sparrow Home Hospice and Hospice House of Mid-Michigan for their care and kindness to Pat. They made a difficult time a little easier to bear.

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May 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Pat well personally but heard many great stories about Pat through Laurie. The way Laurie talked, Pat was a very loving and kind person. She will be missed’

Ann Simons-Holt
May 26, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Mrs. Parker was my kindergarten teacher. She recognized my early ability to read and encouraged me to challenge myself academically. What a warm, loving and caring person! I am lucky to have been one of her students.

Jane Bauer (Ankney)
May 28, 2014 at 8:26 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mrs. Parker well, but met her a few times through Dave and Lori throughout our school years.

Orlando Matias
May 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

I send out my condolences to the entire Parker family. Regretfully, I will be unable to attend the services tomorrow. It was my honor and privilege to help take care of Patricia over the last few years. I will miss seeing her in the office, but look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.

Phyllis Brooks
May 30, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I couldn’t attend the service Thursday night for which I am sorry. I knew Pat from my Monday night euchre club and she was very special. She was such a caring warm person that I was drawn to. We had a lot of laughs over the years and am so grateful that I was fortunate to have Pat in my memories of fun times. I am sorry for her family in this time of loss and know that they too cherish their memories of Pat.


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