Betty L. "Meam" Parker
1933 - 2020

HURST -- Betty L. "Meam" Parker, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Betty was born Oct. 17, 1933, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late James Truman and Minnie (Clark) Martin.

She married Homer Parker on Dec. 30, 1965, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They shared more than 54 years of marriage.

She is survived by her children, Betty (Tom) Robison, and Nancy (Dennis) Juvers; grandchildren, Tommy Robison, Randy (Katie) Robison, Brian (Tammy) Juvers, and Kyle (Meggie) Juvers; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Sabrina, Ellie, Charlotte, Michael Robison, Nolan and Miles Juvers; siblings, Allen (Vera) Martin, Ann Kinder, Beth (Gene) Herndon, Lee (Barb) Martin; stepchildren, David (Barbara) Parker, Mary (Joe) Gordon, Anna (Nort) Epley and several stepgrandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other dear relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Parker; parents, James and Minnie Martin; daughter, Melvina Sue Howard; brother, Jim Martin; sisters, Kay West and Ethel Glander.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 13, at Walker Funeral Home of Hurst. All CDC rules of social distancing will be followed. It is asked attendees wear a mask. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Blairsville Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Home of Hurst is entrusted with arrangements.

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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Nov. 12, 2020.
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Betty and Homer were some of our good friends, we would do a lot of stuff for them. And Betty loved her salt and pepper shakers I would pick some up for her everywhere I went. She will be missed so much. Loved her so much. Fly high my dear friend.
Donna and Mike Beltz
November 13, 2020
Our deepest sympathy on your loss / she was a awesome "Meam" and person.
Rene & Jim Warner
November 13, 2020
What a wonderful lady that we got to call our adopted Mom and Grandma! We were so blessed that she considered us family and treated us as her own. We now have an angel in Heaven looking after all of us. Hugs to all
Regina Lunsford
November 12, 2020
Meredith Digeorge
November 12, 2020
Always a wonderful and pleasant person. Aunt Betty will be missed. Betty and Nancy, sorry for your loss. Our hearts and love go out to you.
Ed, Katreana and Heather West
November 12, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Candy Coulter
November 12, 2020
Laura Robison
November 12, 2020
Meam was an amazing person and to me she will always be remembered as one of my grandmas who loved and cared about me and my kids. I will miss her dearly but know heaven has welcomed her with open arms and she is happy there.
Laura Robison
November 12, 2020
Meam was such a special person with her loving ways. She will be missed. Heaven is a bit brighter today. We are so grateful how much your family has added to the lives of Doris, Rod, and David. Meam helped take the place of our Mom for them. Perhaps Meam is telling our Mom abt Doris and family
Bill and Norma Harrison
November 12, 2020