Joanne M. Parker, 86, of Cedar Rapids died Saturday November 30, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Private inurnment in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Wednesday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4 to 7 PM.
Survivors include her son Gary of Bettendorf; granddaughter Andrea Parker, great granddaughters Isadora and Vivian Pink, daughter –in-law Linda Rick of Vinton, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Forry, her parents, a son Craig, and a brother George.
Joanne was born on December 24, 1932 in Cedar Rapids the daughter of Godfrey and Bessie (Jirasek) Hladky. She married Forrest R. “Forry” Parker on December 7, 1950 in Cedar Rapids. Forry passed away in 2013.
Joanne graduated from Wilson High School in 1950. Early on she worked at Collins Radio and then at CRST from 1964 until her retirement in 1996.
Jo (to her friends) and Forry enjoyed many years bowling and square dancing. Jo was an avid bridge player. She will forever be remembered as a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed.