Ruth C. Parker
1923 - 2021

Ruth C. Parker

June 6, 1923 - Jan. 7, 2021

KANKAKEE - Ruth C. Parker, 97, of Kankakee, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 5:25 am on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at her home.

A visitation will be held from 11:30 to 1:30 pm on Monday, January 11, 2021 at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Her funeral service will be private. Entombment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Uplifted Care Hospice, Kankakee or TUCC Food Share in Chicago.

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She was born June 6, 1923 in Newark, NJ, daughter of Rev. John and Rebecca Pugh Barcliff.

She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Ciara Mosely; her parents and nine siblings.

Surviving are her daughter, Cheryl (fiancé Russell Bailey) Mosely of Kankakee; her son, Steven Parker of Arvada, CO; three grandchildren: Donald "Chip" (Rosalind) Mosely, Marquis (Stacy) Mosely and Jerrod Parker and five great-grandchildren: Brein, Deonte' and Brandon Mosely and Dominic and Jacquelyn Mosely.

While living in New Jersey, Ruth worked for the Motor Club of America, then Remco and later at New Jersey Bell. She retired in 1989 and moved to Bloomington, Illinois to be with her family.

Ruth enjoyed traveling, reading her bible and her church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Her life was filled with love and she was always there to help others.

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Published by The Pantagraph on Jan. 10, 2021.
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home
1800 Eastland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
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What a sweet, loving, and caring person she was. I will miss her.
Roland Bibb
January 13, 2021
I enjoyed her company as we would sit together at Trinity United Church of Christ and laugh and talk each Sunday. I will miss her. I thank God for her spirit. Rest sister. I'll see you in the morning.
Ruth Glispie
January 13, 2021
I praise God for allowing me to meet such a soul. I loved being in her presence. She made me feel good!
Sandra Bibb
January 13, 2021
My condolences and prayers goes out to the family. Ms. Ruth Parker was one of the sweetest ladies that I had the privilege of knowing. R.I.H until we meet again. God bless the family
Rachel Wells-Rusk
January 10, 2021