Minnie Rosetta Parker

Minnie Rosetta Parker, 75, of Grand Tower, died at 9:40 a.m. Nov. 30, 2011, at Forest Creek Village in Indianapolis, Ind.

She was born in Anna-Jonesboro on Feb. 11, 1936, the daughter of Oscar and Leona Taylor Sanders.

She married John Calhoun on Dec. 25, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1963. She later married Walter (Bud) Parker on March 2, 1983. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1995.

She also was preceded in death by three infant grandchildren, three brothers and one infant sister.

She is survived by three sons, John Stephen Calhoun of Avon Park, Fla., Gary Wayne Calhoun of Cape Girardeau and Jessie Jerome Calhoun of California; three daughters, Kathryn May Yaksushiji of Laguna Woods, Calif., Janetta Sue Frederick of Indianapolis, Ind., and Nancy Jo Wells of Greenbier, Ark.; two brothers, Oscar Sanders of Murphysboro and William (Willy) Sanders of Anna-Jonesboro; three half-sisters, Marty Ford of Whitewater, Mo., Pam Moore of Sikeston, Mo., and Patricia Lance of Anna; one-half brother, Roy Swafford of Anna; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Grand Tower. She had lived in Grand Tower from 1972 until she moved in 2005. In 2005, she moved to Indiana to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Janetta and Edward Frederick.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with the Rev. Donald and the Rev. Sharon Fralick officiating. Interment was in Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Grand Tower.

Condolences can be left online at <a href="http://www.meredithfh.com">www.meredithfh.com</a>.

Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale was in charge of arrangements.


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