Jean M. Parker

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Jean Marion Parker, 98, of Garnavillo died Friday, July 15, 2022, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg.

Visitation was Friday, July 22, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Garnavillo. 

A private inurnment was held at Bethel Cemetery, Colesburg.

Jean was born on July 4, 1924, in Mederville, to Clarence and Frances (Sylvester) Nading and was baptized at the Burr Oak Methodist Church.

Jean married Robert (Bob) Parker on Nov. 14, 1946, in Strawberry Point. To this union four children were born.

Jean graduated from Littleport High School in 1942. Her first teaching job was at Cox Creek Country School. She received a Bachelors Degree from Upper lowa University. She began teaching first grade in Garnavillo and eventually worked her way up to third grade, where she remained until her retirement. When she was raising her young children she worked as a substitute teacher and also as a nurse’s aide. Jean was active in the Garnavillo Community as past president of the library and the Auxiliary.

She loved to visit with people on her daily walks and have coffee with the ladies at Thoma’s. Jean was an avid reader and loved to cook and bake.

She is survived by her children, Dennis Parker, Jane (Cy) Vorwald, Ann (Marc) Wharton and David (Laura) Parker; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one brother, Russell Nading.

She is preceded in death by her husband and seven brothers and sisters.

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