West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Judy Parker
Judy Parker

Judith Audrey Loreen Parker was born the daughter of Andrew Free Estep and Alice Marlene (Neal) Estep on April 10, 1962, in Phoenix, Arizona, and departed this life August 30, 2015, in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 53 years.

She was united in marriage on September 17, 2001, at Salem, Arkansas, to Ron Parker.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Parker of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; her father, Andrew Estep and wife, Janet of Joplin, Missouri; two children, Lorenda Roberson and husband, Jason, and Joe Anderson, all of South Fork, Missouri; three step-children, Jamie Green and husband, Todd of Mammoth Spring, Ronald Dean Parker, II of Rochester, Minnesota, and Samantha Johnson of Ava, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; one brother, Mark Estep and wife, Cindy of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one sister, Joe Ann Washam and husband, Jim of Mammoth Spring; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice Estep, and one grandson, Silas Blayne Anderson.

Judy was a graduate of the West Plains High School, graduating with the class of 1980.

She was a Certified Medication Technician and employed at West Vue Nursing Center for a total of thirty-four years. Judy was a nurse with a servants heart, always showing love and compassion to all residents.

She dearly loved her grandchildren and her favorite role in life was Mamaw. Judy enjoyed sewing and took great pride in her flower garden.

She was a Christian lady, and will be remembered for her genuine smile and giving spirit. She will truly be missed by her family and many friends.

Graveside services for Mrs. Parker will be held Friday, September 4, 2015, at 2:00 PM in the Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri, with Reverend Jim Parker officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Thayer Cemetery on Friday afternoon, September 4th, from 1:00 PM until service time.



  1. Pam Hessee
    September 1, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    Judy was such a giving person! When my late husband was in West Vue Nursing Home, she was such a caring staff member. He was the youngest patient at that time and often got frustrated with his inability to walk, sometimes talk, etc. Her kindness and care was incredible. My blessings go out to her family in their time of sorrow.


  2. bonnie rowlett
    September 1, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    So sorry to hear about Judy. I never saw her be nothing but kind to the residents when I worked at West Vue. My thoughts and prayers to her family.


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