Shirley Ann Parker

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SHIRLEY ANN PARKER FORMERLY OF MERRILLVILLE, IN Shirley Ann Parker, age 81, of Battle Creek MI, formerly of Merrillville, IN passed away October 1, 2011. She worked as a respiratory therapist before retiring. She loved quilting and being a foster grandparent at Lamora Park School in Battle Creek. Shirley is survived by four sons: Mark (Prasbovua), Bruce (Gail), Jeffery (Lisa), and Scott. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; and brother, Jerry Forcht. She was preceded in death by husband, Donald; parents: Virgil and Velma Forcht; and brother, Rex Forcht. As per Shirley's request, cremation has taken place and a graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Published in The Times on Oct. 11, 2011