Harriet “Hattie” A. Parker, age 96, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Friday afternoon, October 19, 2018 at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center. She was born August 12, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Ava D. (Bayes) and Vernon E. Parker.
Harriet was a 1940 graduate of Swanton High School, and was proud to have served in the Navy during World War II. She worked for 44 years at The Pilliod Cabinet Company and retired from McQuade’s Law Office after 20 years.
Harriet was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Swanton American Legion Post #479, Swanton VFW Memorial Post #8598, Swanton Elks, and the Delta Eagles. She was also a 50-year member of Valleywood Golf Club where she served as Secretary for 22 years from 1975-1996. Besides being an avid golfer, Harriet enjoyed bowling and was included into the Toledo Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame.
Harriet is survived her sisters, Doris (John) Hardt of Silver Springs, MD and Helen Gearig of Holland, OH; sisters-in-law, Catherine Parker of Delta, OH and Myrna VanArsdall of Parker, CO; along with several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold A. Parker, Robert E. Parker, Joseph B. Parker, Wilbur E. Parker; sister, JoAnn Dowlin; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Parker and Lois Parker; and brother-in-law, Orville E. Gearig.
Friends and family may visit Monday, October 22nd from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at Wauseon Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swanton American Legion or Flag City Honor Flight.