Dorothy Parker


Mary Dorothy “Dot” Parker, 82, of Maple Street, died at 3:34 p.m. April 17, 2017, at home with her family.

Dot was born July 8, 1934, in Glasgow, Kentucky, the daughter of James and Edna Matthews Matthews. She married Willie Parker June 3, 1950.

She had been previously employed at Parker Plumbing, Hills Department Store (Ames), Big Lots and Sleep Inn and Suites. She loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor John Marquis officiating. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Andrew Paul Parker Memorial Scholarship (Bartholomew County Heritage Fund) or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, through the funeral home.

Survivors include her children, Allen (Nena) Parker, Lisa Kirk (Joe) and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Parker, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Misty and Laura Parker, Tracy Hoffman, Casey and Emily Kirk, all of Columbus, Krista (Brandon) Hickman of Noblesville, Jason (Liz) Winters and Sarah (Dustin) Dodson, all of Columbus, and Danielle (Brett) Wright of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, A.J. Cruite, Karisma Parker, Katie, Haleigh and Jase Hoffman and Owen Kirk, all of Columbus, Elijah, Luke and Isabelle Hickman of Noblesville and Mason and Blaine Winters and Clara and Hunter Dodson, also of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Judy Matthews; several nieces and nephews; home health aide, Josh McKinsey; and her pretty “Baby.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie, in 1994; a son, Wayne Parker in 2006; grandson, Andrew Paul Parker in 2004; siblings, Lavern (James) Atnip, Mae (Raymond) Bowles and James Carlos Matthews; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave and Beverly Parker and Gene and Opal Parker.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.