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Terri Ann Parker
December 9, 1958 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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It is with grave sorrow that we announce the passing of a beloved soul, Mrs. Terri Ann Parker. Terri, a mother, wife, nurse, teacher, advocate, intellect, and faithful Christian, tirelessly dedicated her life to the betterment of other people in an eclectic array of ways. Terri passed away on October 1, 2023 in Divernon, Illinois leaving a tremendous void in the hearts of all who knew her.
Terri Ann Parker was born on December 9, 1958 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Charlene and Kenneth Tirey. Since an early age, Terri’s genuineness, unconditional regard for others, and work ethic knew no bounds.
An intrinsic caregiver, Terri provided outstanding nursing care for over 30 years. Her patients knew her not merely as a professional nurse, yet rather as a comprehensive, competent, and humanistic friend. Terri organically exuded empathy to all she encountered. She modeled resilience, merit, humility, compassion, and strength in all her relationships. Terri also immensely impacted those she loved and called family. Terri was married to Louis Parker for over 37 years and they had been a beautiful couple for over 42 years.
Terri impacted people in all of her personal and professional roles. She began completion of an Associate of Arts degree and concurrently had mastered successful achievement of many women’s studies and art related courses. Terri also taught various craft courses at Lincoln Land Community College. Terri also modeled her craft creations and artwork by earning awards at institutional arenas such as, at the Illinois State Fair, Quincy University Library, and at Lincoln Land Community College.
Terri’s colossal influence on other people is remembered not only through her professional and academic engagements, but through being the family matriarch. Terri was proceeded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Charlene Tirey, son-in-law Scott Belt, and great granddaughter, Alivia Rabich.
Terri is survived by her husband, Louis Parker; her children, Brea Collins-Belt, Brook Collins, Jack (Melissa) Collins, and Lucy (Bayland) Parker- Barnes; her grandchildren, Terri (Cody) Rabich, Aaron Trueblood, Justin Trueblood, Brittany Trueblood, Emilee Powell, Elizabeth Belt, Josclyn Collins, Khloe Collins, Bella Barnes, Joseph, Everly, Lily and JT; and her brothers, Kenneth Tirey and Michael Tirey. Terri’s memory will remain in the hearts of all who were privileged to know her.
Visitation will be from 12noon till time of memorial service at 1pm, Saturday, October 7, 2023 at Bramley Funeral Home, 150 Reichert Road, Divernon, Illinois with Rev. Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Though Terri was always a mortal angel, her physical passing confirmed the attainment of her heavenly wings. Terri’s legacy is like no other and her memory will live on forever.
Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.