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Bertha Eaker Robison Parker

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bertha Eaker Robison Parker, a resident of Elder Care of Marble Hill, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the age of 94.

Mrs. Parker was born Bertha Mae Eaker, Nov. 10, 1910, at Lutesville, the daughter of Montgomery Eaker and Clara Peter Lambert. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Eaker Bragg and Alpha Eaker Groseclose; a brother, Homer Eaker; and a half-brother, Robert Lambert.

Mrs. Parker was married April 15, 1932, to her first husband, Dewey Hampton Robison, in Lutesville. At the time of their marriage, Mr. Robison was the Bollinger County Treasurer. Mr. Robison died March 15, 1973, in Cape Girardeau where they were then residing, having returned several years prior from St. Louis where they had resided since 1941.

Before and after her marriage to Mr. Robison, she taught at several one-room schools in the area; Sylvan, Clubbs Creek, Hickory Grove, and Pecan Grove, before moving to St. Louis.

She was married to her second husband, Estel Parker in 1977, while residing in Advance. Mr. Parker died in 1987.

In 1993, she moved from Advance to Golden, Colo., to be closer to her son. She returned to Marble Hill in 2000, residing in Marble Hill at the El Nathan Home until 2004, when she moved to Elder Care.

She is survived by one son, Benjamin H. Robison of Arvada, Colo.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be a visitation for Mrs. Parker at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, with interment following at the Baker Cemetery.

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