Patricia R. Parker, 90, of Frankfort, passed away August 5, 2021 in her home. She was born on October 5, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois to Gerald and Ruth (Fields) Newhouse. She married Richard Swackhamer in 1948 and they later divorced. Her second marriage was to Max McCausland in 1972 and she then married James G. Parker in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1996.
Patricia was a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High School and worked as a receptionist at Diagnostic Clinic in Largo, FL. She was a member of Oakhurst United Methodist Church in Florida. She volunteered at St. Petersburg, Florida Veteran’s Hospital and also at Seasons Hospice.
Visitation and Services
Private Family Services will be held with burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis. Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist Patricia’s family.
Surviving are her Sons: Michael (Kathy) Swackhamer of Lapel & Philip (Tammy) Swackhamer of Cicero; Daughters: Michele (Bob) Dewese of Grand Rapids, OH & Maria Swackhamer of Frankfort; Sister: Geraldine “Jerri” (Denny) Ridenour of Frankfort; Step-Sister: Trudy George of Noblesville; Sister-in-law: Julia Newhouse; 11 Grandchildren; and 16 Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step-mother: Vivian Newhouse, brother: Ronald Newhouse, step-sister: Judy George, and great-granddaughter: McKenzie Shaffer.