Janice E. Parker

September 16, 1943 ~ March 13, 2018 (age 74)

Janice E. Parker 74, South Whitley, Indiana and formerly of Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 4:16 P.M. Tuesday March 13, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on September 16, 1943, Valparaiso, Indiana, the daughter of Luther and Ruby (Spencer) Eades. On December 23, 1961 in Chesterton, Indiana, she married Ernest W. Parker. He preceded in death on November 2, 2014.

Janice had worked at Wal-Mart and Superior Sample both of Rochester and had been a School Bus driver for Fairhaven Christian Academy, Chesterton, Indiana. She was attending the Family of God Church, South Whitley, Indiana and had attended The Cross and First Assembly of God Churches in Rochester. She, along with her daughters, made puppets and performed puppet shows as part their church ministries performing at various churches over the years. Over the years she was a dedicated leader for children’s ministries at numerous churches. Janice also loved to quilt, providing quilts to numerous mission groups, third world countries and for newly adopted children.

Survivors include her children, Pamela and husband Mark Harvey, South Whitley, Indiana, Ernest W. and wife Pam Parker Jr., Delong, Indiana, Kristine and husband Joe Flores, Columbia City, Indiana, grandchildren, Meagen and husband Harold Tabor, Plymouth, Indiana, Britain Bolinger, Hamlet, Indiana, Cassandra and husband Joe Jefferies, Plymouth, Indiana, Debbie and husband Nick Rowe, Rochester, Indiana, Ernest W. “Buddy” and wife Shey Parker III, Rochester, Indiana, Matthew Flores, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, sixteen great-grandchildren, sisters, Lynn Hiatt, Valparaiso, Indiana, Margaret “Peggy” Ponder, Chesterton, Indiana, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Cross Church, Rochester, Indiana. Friends may visit from 5-8 P.M. Friday March 16, 2018 at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana and one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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