Frances Jean Parker, 76

Frances Jean Parker, 76, of North Manchester, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.  She was born March 8, 1943 in Huntington to Clifford A. and Evelyn Lucille (Parrett) Richards.

Frances was a dietician at Vernon Manor Children's Home several years. She enjoyed crocheting, word searches, working puzzles, painting on her tablet, feeding the birds and squirrels, spending time with her grandkids, and face-timing everyone. 

She is survived by her four daughters, Desa (Tom) Simpson of Silver Lake, Tonya Ezernack of North Manchester, Lisa (John Daniels) Amburgey of Wabash, and Faith (Raymond Justice) Parker  of North Manchester; ten grandchildren, Tommy Simpson III of Goshen, Tori Simpson of Mentone, Michael (Amber Miller) Simpson of Silver Lake, Sean (Tiffany) Lockridge of McCordsville, Nick Corey of North Manchester, Josh (Harley Mae Zello) Amburgey of Indianapolis, Jeremy (Bree Bell) Amburgey and Zach (Madison Roach) Amburgey, both of Wabash, Lexus (Darian) McConnell of Noblesville, and Chandler Justice of North Manchester; 21 great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Richards of Cromwell, and Ronnie (Betty Jo) Richards of Cleveland, Texas; and her sister, Pat VanDevander of Acworth, Ga. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sally Miller; and her significant other Bill Kline.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester, with Pastor J.C. Sparks officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Frances may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Jan 29