Thelma Marie Parr, 94, of Farmer City passed away on April 1, 2019. As her favorite hymn says, “There my Savior awaits and He opens the gates to the beautiful garden of prayer.” Her family takes comfort in knowing she is in that beautiful Heavenly garden.
Her graveside memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City with Susie Deeters and Jerry Hawn officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City is in charge of arrangements.
Thelma was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on March 26, 1925, to Allie Dee & Ola Spencer Bowles. She graduated from Mansfield High School. She married Walter Tarter on May 2, 1947. He passed away October 14, 1959. She married Samuel Parr on November 23, 1961. He passed away April 24, 1995.
Thelma loved gardening, NASCAR races, and the Chicago Cubs. She attended Cowboy Church at First Christian Church, Farmer City. Thelma was also a longtime member of the Farmer City American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. Thelma is survived by her brother, Willis (Adriana) Bowles, children, Marsha Pawlina, Marty (Connie) Tarter, Sue (Ed) Tess and Scott Parr, her stepchildren, Steve (Liz) Parr, Albert (Dia) Parr and Bob (Linda) Parr. She was the grandmother and step-grandmother to numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Evans, her children, Sharon and Russ, Stepchildren, James, Mary Lou and Carl.