M. Ruth (Ford) Parker

Born: Thu., Mar. 3, 1932
Died: Thu., Sep. 24, 2015


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Sep. 28, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers


Mrs. M. Ruth Parker, age 83, of Robinson, IL, died Thursday September 24, 2015 at 9:10 PM at Heritage Health Care, Robinson, IL, following many months of failing health.

Born March 3, 1932 in Birds, (Lawrence County), IL, she was the daughter of William “Bill: and Imogene (Steffey) Ford.  On October 1, 1949 she married Melvin Gene Parker and he preceded her in death in 1992.  Ruth was a homemaker; member of the E.U.B. Methodist Church, Birds, IL.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tonya and Lon Smith, Robinson, IL; Tammie and Mike Williams, Danville, IL; son-in-law, Steve Hayman, Champaign, IL; a sister and brother-in-law, Dixie and Zane Shank, Lawrenceville, IL; grandchildren and spouses, Christopher William and Cami Williams, Eureka, IL; Wesley Williams, Champaign, IL; Abbigail Williams, Champaign, IL; Cody Williams, Danville, IL; Loni Williams, Danville, IL; Branden and Angela Smith, Robinson, IL; Anthony and Charissa Smith, Robinson, IL; step grandchildren, Michelle Williams Murray; Ryan Hayman; Staci Williams; Lauren Hayman; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Melvin G. Parker in 1992; daughter, Theeresa “Terry” Hayman in 2012; a nephew, Matthew Scott Shank in 2014.

Funeral service will be Monday September 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Rev. T.R. Akers officiating.  Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 noon until time of services at 2:00 PM at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to ACE After School Program, c/o Jolie Finkbiner, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences to www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Cathie Bailey
   Posted Fri September 25, 2015
My heart-felt sympathy to Tonya, Tammy and Terry's families at this time of loss. What a wonderful lady has been lost to your lives, and mine. I was so blessed to have had your family in a portion of my life, and your mom was very, very special to me. She was always welcoming, loving and shared her fantastic sense of humor at the best of times and the worst of times. I will always remember her infectious laugh and her stories of you girls, Shasta and that crazy bird, whose name escapes me at the moment. Thank you for sharing your mom with me, and I wish you all the best as you move through your loss. I know that she is with your dad and Terry now, and I am sure that she and Terry will continue their bantering even in heaven. Sending love and God's blessings your way for yourselves and your families. Love you all.
P.S. Margie also sends your condolences on your loss.

Ken & Jodi Waskosky
   Posted Fri September 25, 2015
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to your family. Ruth was a long time friend and neighbor of ours until we moved away. We had just spoken to her earlier in the year and she will be missed. Such a wonderful, loving, caring woman she was and we wish your family the strength to go forward through this difficult time.

Hugs and love
Ken & Jodi Waskosky

Gina Wilson
   Posted Sat September 26, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss and you all have my greatest sympathy. She is in a better place now.

Anita (King) Allender
   Posted Sat September 26, 2015


Sharon and Randy Adkins
   Posted Sun September 27, 2015
We are so sorry to hear the passing of Ruth. She was a very caring, fun loving person. I so remember her from the softball games. She was very supportive of you girls, win or lose and stressed good sportsmanship at all times. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

Kimberly Parker Legg
   Posted Mon September 28, 2015
Thinking of you all with prayers for comfort and strength. Wish I could be there. Loved Ruth so much. Always appreciated her support, advise, humor, honesty, and infectious smile and laughter. She will be greatly missed.

With Love, Kim and family

Copyright © 2018 Pulliam Funeral Homes, PC. All Rights Reserved.    | Website by CFS |