Alice Ruth (Gaff) Parker, age 99, of Larwill, IN, passed away at 12:10 pm on Thursday December 23, 2021, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Born on March 17, 1922 in Noble County, she was the daughter of Eliza and Josephine (Rowland) Gaff.
Alice attended Larwill High School and graduated with the Class of 1941. On June 6, 1943, she married Roscoe “Bud” Parker. She worked at Whitley Products for several years before going to work at Dana Weatherhead, Columbia City, until her retirement in 1984.
Alice was a member of Christ’s Covenant Church, Winona Lake. She crocheted over 500 hats annually for her church and those in need. Alice also volunteered her time at the Whitley County Life Center, in addition to cooking, oil painting, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children Bill Parker and Sharon (Gary) Gohlke, both of Larwill, Thomas (Janice) Parker of Pierceton, and Jack (Zora Jane) Parker of Warsaw; step-children Joan Korn and Richard Parker, both of Fort Wayne; sister Grace Brower of Larwill; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roscoe “Bud” Parker, children, Robert Parker, John Parker, Alan Dixon, and Janice Andrews, son-in-law Gene Andrews, siblings, Berniece Nickerson, Ruby Horton, Velma Miller, Jeri Daily, Pearl Secrist, Ellen Puff, Forrest Gaff, Robert Gaff, and Jesse Gaff.
Friends may call on Wednesday December 29, 2021, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. The family asks anyone attending services to please wear a mask.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday December 30, 2021, at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in West Etna Cemetery, Larwill.
Memorial contributions in memory of Alice may be made to Christ’s Covenant Church.
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