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Brigitte Maria Parker

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Brigitte Maria Parker Obituary
Brigitte Maria Parker

Waynesville - Brigitte Maria Parker, 82 years of age, formerly of Waynesville and Richland, MO, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2018, in Springfield, MO. She was born on June 17, 1935, to Richard and Hildegard (Mishke) Fender in Meseritz, Germany. She attended school in Germany, and developed her skills as a seamstress.

Brigitte was united in marriage to Denoy Parker on July 17, 1956, in Berlin, Germany, celebrating 41 years of marriage before his passing June 13, 1998. They met while Denoy was serving in the United States Army and stationed in Germany. Denoy came to know Brigitte at her family shop that he frequently visited. To this union, three sons were born: Don, Mike, and Steve. Denoy and Brigitte raised their three sons in Waynesville where Denoy retired from the Army in 1970.

Along with her husband, Brigitte owned and operated a package store, car wash, and several gift stores. Brigitte loved her dogs, and raised different breeds that included Golden Retrievers, Shih Tzus, and Chihauhaus. In addition, Brigitte was passionate about gardening and landscaping flowers.

Brigitte is survived by her three sons: Don and his wife Suncha, Mike and his wife Michelle, and Steve; daughter-in-law: Kim McDowell; granddaughter: Kelsey; great-granddaughter: Madilynn; step-grandchildren: Brittany, Joshua, David, and James; brother: Bodo Fender and his wife Mechthild; and sister-n-law: Ingrid Fender; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins in Germany. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved husband, Denoy; and her brother, Dieter Fender.

A memorial service to celebrate Brigitte's life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 AM at Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, MO.

Care has been entrusted to Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, Ltd. - DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield, MO.
Published in the News-Leader on Feb. 9, 2018
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