Joann May Parker, 76-years-old, passed away at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
She was the youngest of nine children born to Stephen and Loretta Parker of Ferguson. Joann was born May 6, 1944 in the St. Louis community of Maplewood when the family was in residence on Oxford Avenue.
She would grow to adulthood during 12 years as a student in the Ferguson School District, and was determined to remain at home with her parents as they aged and required assistance in their declining years. She enjoyed a 20-year career as a clerk typist, retiring in 1999. Never one to rest on her laurels, she subsequently continued to add to her work experience at numerous part- and full-time jobs until finally moving to Bay in 2000 for some quiet time.
Joann is survived by her elder sister, Patricia Krome of Edwardsville, Ill.,; sister, Bette Patton of St. George, Utah; and brother, Paul Paker of Bay,