Dorothy J. Parker

November 08, 1928 ‒ August 15, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dorothy J. (Moore) Parker, age 89, of Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Dorothy was born on November 8, 1928 in Howard to Thomas and Pauline (Carter) Moore. Dorothy graduated from Howard High School in 1946.  She worked summers and Saturdays at J.S. Ringwalt Company until turning 18 years old.  In 1947 she began her banking career at First Knox National Bank.  She spent over 45 years in the banking industry, working at Shreveport National Bank, First Knox National Bank, and retiring from National City Bank in 1992.

Dorothy met Raymond Parker when he came to First Knox National Bank to cash his checks from Lamb Glass. They were soon a couple and Dorothy married Raymond on December 21, 1952 at the Howard United Methodist Church.  They spent Christmas with their families then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana for Raymond to finish his service in the United States Air Force.

Dorothy was elected to serve as Clerk of Morris Township in November, 1979, and served for over 25 years, retiring in 2005.

She is a member of the Knox County Clerks and Trustees Association, serving as Treasurer for nine years. Dorothy served the Board of Elections as a Poll Worker and Judge for 13 years.

Dorothy also served on the Knox Area Transit (formerly MOTA) Board for eight years, and also serving as Chairman.

Dorothy loved the Lord and was member of Faith Baptist Church, faithfully attending Forever Fellowship Sunday School Class, Women of Faith, and Agape Small Group. She served as Deaconess, Greeter, helped with Upward Basketball, and enjoyed landscaping at the church with Raymond.

She began sewing as a young girl in 4-H and continued sewing into her 80’s. She made many of her clothes, dress suits, clothes for Kathy, and many decorations in their home. She loved to scrapbook with Kathy and Kaitlyn, spending hours looking through pictures and making albums.  Dorothy was well known for her cooking and especially her pies.  Peanut Butter Pie was a big favorite for Raymond, Mike and Nathan.  Dorothy and Raymond also loved to travel.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kathy and Son-in-law, Michael Hathaway; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Hathaway and Nathan Hathaway; a sister, Wanda Moore; sisters-in-law, Jody Moore and Joann Parker; nieces and nephews, Steve (Barb) Moore, Marty (Lacie) Moore and Croix and Alexei, Marney (Jason) Moore, Bethanne (Jeff) Fowler, and Anita (Derk) Demaree and Grant, Darren and Sarah, Joann Lusby, Beverly (Max) Waddell, Pat Parker and Gage & Acie, John (Norma) Parker, Patty (Jaime) Fry and Jaxon,

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Parker; a brother Tom Moore; brothers-in-law, Carl “Pete” Moore, Acie Parker, John (Mary) Parker, Arthur Parker, Coretta (Russell) Stewart, and a nephew Bill Parker.

Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Rev. Doug Forsythe will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be made to Dogs of Knox Fund, C/O Marla McCutchen , 11819 Pleasant Valley Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050; or Knox County Foundation Hospice Fund, P.O. Box 309, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Kathy, we were sorry to learn of your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady from what I remember from our school days. May God lift you up and encourage you, and we give praise that we have hope in Him. With love, Brad and Dina Snow

  • Kathy, Mike, Kaitlyn, and Nat,
    Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times. Dorothy was a beautiful lady and her smile brighten a room. Love and prayers to all. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

  • Praying for the entire Hathaway family and the extended family. Grandma Dorthy was a jewel !
    Love &Prayers
    Melvin & Andrea Gantz & Family- Amy & Naomi Gantz

  • Praying for the entire Hathaway family and the extended family. Grandma Dorthy was a jewel !
    Love &Prayers
    Melvin & Andrea Gantz & Family

  • Kathy, I know your mom was a great lady just by knowing you. Keep up the journey that she instilled in you. She will be missed, she was loved by all that knew her.
    Sincerely ,
    Elfreda Gross

  • I can still feel a tickle when seeing Dorothy scrunch up her shoulders when she laughed! She and Raymond were ALWAYS available to cook for kids at Youth Club. May these days be peaceful to Kathy and family as you celebrate Dorthy’s legacy of faithfulness and care for others.
    Kim Coffing

  • Our deepest and most sincere sympathy for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Dorothy….she was such an upbeat and positive person!
    So full of joy! A true Christian woman. With love, Tim and Lou Wolford

  • We loved Dorothy and will miss her terribly. She was a Godly woman and dear friend! Charlie and Jeanne Huff

  • Kathy I have such fond memories of you and your parents at First Baptist. I wish you peace in your time of sorrow. God Bless, hugs and prayers for comfort.

  • To Kathy and family, I loved visiting with your mom when she would come to chruch. She was really a nice lady. I am praying for you and your family. Leveta Parker

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you with the news of your loss. What a classy lady she was! And a willing worker for her Lord. I remember lots of good times together in the Golden Circle class, and all the beautiful pink glass pieces in her home. God will be with you. Trust Him always.

  • Praying for comfort and peace for the family.
    I am so thankful for having known Dorothy.
    Her cheerful spirit and love for God will never be forgotten.
    With love
    Debbie Hurt

  • Kathy, Mike, Kate, and Nathan,

    I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother and grandmother Dorothy. I wish that I could be there, but please know that you are all in my prayers. If there is anything that you need, please let me know. May Jesus hold all of you close in the coming days.


    Margaret Britt

  • What a fine lady Dorothy was, always pleasant with a special smile and setting an example for others! May God’s love and your many joyous memories sustain you her family.

  • Dorothy was a very gentle Christian lady who always had a pretty smile. My son and I enjoyed mowing her lawn here on Longitude Drive a few years. She was always so nice and we enjoyed her joyful spirit when we spoke before or after cutting the lawn. She made this temporary world a better place, and now she gets to see her Lord and Savior for eternity. May our God be your Comforter these days.

  • Kathy and Family,
    I’m sorry you have lost your Mother. I enjoyed talking to her a few months ago at the office. I know you have wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,

  • So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I have very fond memories of her and Raymond when they attended the Howard Methodist Church.