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“May God enfold you in His mercy ”
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GALT, IL – Mary R. Parker, 85 of Galt died Sunday June 17, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
She was born on March 27, 1933 in Dothan, Alabama the daughter of Thornton Earl and Grace Ruth (Collins) Stees. She married Charles F. Parker on October 27, 1951 in Dixon. He died January 22, 2014. Mary had worked for many years in dietary at the former Dixon State School. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling.

Survivors include her eight children: Star (Dave) Wallingford of Fulton, Charles Parker of West Plains, MO, Grace Hurd of Dixon, Marsha Hussung of Dixon, Venus Brown of Tampico, Marshall Parker (Sheila Shreve) of Dixon, Patrick Parker and Benjamin Parker (Elena Barron) both of Galt; her sister Debbie (Dan) Hogan of AZ and her brother Jeff Stees of AZ; 27 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter Teresa; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter; one son in law and two daughters in law.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 21, 2018 from 10 – 11 AM followed by the funeral at 11 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The Reverend James R. Keenan, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church will officiate.