Wilma L. Parker
Long Bottom,Ohio

Wilma L. Parker, 91, of Long Bottom, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at home in Long Bottom.

Born September 6, 1929, in the Herrmann family home on Route 7, she was the daughter of the late Royal and Sylvia Herrmann.  She was a graduate of Middleport High School and Ohio University, with a bachelor's degree in education.

She was admired and respected by her students and colleagues at Eastern Elementary School from where she retired after 35 years of teaching kindergarten, 2nd grade, and elementary substitute teaching.

She was a trustee of Chester Court House and enjoyed preserving the history of the area. Additionally, she was a member of the Chester United Methodist Church and Farm Bureau.

She is survived by her son, Aaron Parker (Patty), son-in-law Todd Lewis; two granddaughters Kacie Hirtzinger (Todd) and Sydney Stoops (Thorne); and three great-grandchildren Lilah, Derek, and Kannen; sisters, Maxine Little, Peggy Thomas, and Karen Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Howard Parker; her daughter, April Lewis, and her sister, Pauline Thompson.

Visiting hours will be held at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home on Monday, from 11am – 1pm. The service will start at 1 p.m., with Pastor Steve Little officiating and burial at Mound Cemetery following.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Wilma's name to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631; Meigs County District Library, 216 W. Main St., Pomeroy, OH 45769; Eastern Local School District c/o Parker/Lewis Scholarship, 38900 OH-7 Reedsville, OH 45772 or a charity of your choice.

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