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Rosie Parker

Rosie Parker, age 83, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015 in Mena, Arkansas.

She was born January 3, 1932 in Wamego, Kansas to the late John Bechtel and the late Clara Weixelman Bechtel. She was happily married to the late Harold Gene Parker for 49 years. Rosie loved her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her cats. She was a loving and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by all.

She is survived by daughter, Linda Rowe and husband Dennis of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Landon Rowe and wife Katrina of Mena, Arkansas, Sarah Gibson and husband Frank of Mena, Arkansas; great-grandchildren, Katie and Kilee Rowe of Mena, Arkansas, Joshua Gibson of Mena, Arkansas; son, David Parker and wife Chris of Mena, Arkansas; granddaughter, Jessica Daniels and husband Kyle of Mena, Arkansas; great-granddaughter, Annabelle Daniels of Mena, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Gene Parker; and a half-sister.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church with Father Josh Stengel as Celebrant under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Polk County Humane Society or Polk County Library.

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  1. My life was blessed by having Rosie and Gene as neighbors for several years when I lived at Mena. Rosie and Gene were always doing for others.Never was I greeted without a kind word and an offer of good home cooked food..Rosie was a very giving person.Her life will continue to shine in Polk County because of the values that were instilled in her children and grandchildren.

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