Mary Ellen Parker


Died: April 25, 2014
SOUTH PEKIN ~ Mary Ellen Parker, 90, of South Pekin, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at her home.;She was born June 21, 1923 in South Pekin to Ted Albert and Caroline (Moses) Parker. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Teddina J. Carlyle and Wilma Kliest and an infant brother.;Surviving are two cousins, Jessie (Carl) Strope Petri of Homosassa, FL and Ella Strope Heintz of Leesburg, FL.;Mary Ellen worked for American Distilling Company in Pekin for more than 44 years, last working in the personnel department. She also worked as at a grocery store in South Pekin as a young lady.;She enjoyed flower gardening and was fond of animals and birds.;Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. The Rev. Gary L. Ford will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral. Burial will be in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.;Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.;To express condolences online, visit

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322