The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 15, 2013

Janet Rae Parker

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Janet Rae Parker, 78, of Clinton, Iowa, slipped quietly into everlasting life on Wednesday, February 13, at Mercy Medical Center North.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel, west side of Clinton Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, at Lemke Funeral Homes, South Chapel. Burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Lemke Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.

Janet was born January 16, 1935, in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Howard “Howdy” and Alice (Duncan) Parker. She was a 1953 graduate of Clinton High School.

She started her career working for Burpee Seed Company and retired from International Paper.

Janet was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Clinton.

She enjoyed the outdoors especially camping, fishing and working in the yard. She loved animals dearly and spent much of her time rescuing animals. She was an excellent caregiver especially to her father in the last years of life. She enjoyed her trips to the river boat and walks through Eagle Point Park.

Janet is survived by one sister, Sandra (Franklin) Benadom of DeWitt, IA; one brother, Howard “Butch” Parker of Circleville, OH; one niece, Deb (Mike) Teeken of Bend, OR; Kelly Grambo of Ohio, Kasey Cradlevaugh of Ohio; one nephew, Kevin (Jacquie) Haack of Davenport, IA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Howard “Howdy” Parker and her sister-in-law, Dana Parker.

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Death date: Feb. 13, 2013