Patricia R. Parker

August 5, 2021

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. 

Survived by:

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.  

Preceded by:

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.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Patricia R. Parker”

  1. Cindy kelly August 6, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers and love

  2. Lisa Bruner August 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Sorry for your loss. The Siglers

  3. Gene L. Swackhamer August 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Condolences to Pat’s family from Gene and Sharon Swackhamer.. We are so glad that she was able to join the Swackhamer family at the Angry Donkey restaurant on June 24, 2021, with Maria, Mike and Kathy. It was a fun evening and she seemed so happy to be there. My favorite memory was visiting Pat and Richard and the “young” kids scampering everywhere. Sharon and I were newly married and you gave us pause regarding family, but it only lasted a little while!

  4. Maureene Scott August 25, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Pat and I worked together at the Diagnostic Clinic and we became very good friends, staying in touch after she moved to Indiana, I had not heard from her
    for awhile so I searched obituaries and found her notification. I am saddened to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to her family, she was so proud
    of all of her family members. When she was married to Jim the four of us would go to dinner together. I have lost a dear and longtime friend. I will always cherish the friendship we had.
    Maureene Scott

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