PORTSMOUTH - Mary E. Parker, 51, died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following complications of a stroke.
She was born June 16, 1961, in Warren, the daughter of the late Everett and Minnie Edith Smith Parker.
She was the devoted director of the CAO Head Start Program.
She was passionate about rescuing dogs, an avid Ohio State fan, and she loved to shop at yard sales.
Mary is survived by a son, Daniel Parker of Portsmouth, with whom she lived; brother, Paul (Beatrice) Parker of Niles; two nephews, Jason (Johanna) Parker of Mayfield Village and Erik (Wendi) Parker of Girard; and her loving companions, Gui, Bear, Duncan, Lillie and Ella.
Calling hours will be 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Diane Porter Williams officiating.
Burial will be Wednesday in Niles City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SOABDC, 1033 Cramer Road, Lucasville, OH 45648.
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