Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review ? April 14, 1965
Hillsboro - Charles Lester Parker, 77, of this community died at 5 p.m. Monday in Lakeview Memorial Hospital at Danville, Ill where he had been a patient two weeks. A son of George and Mary Rush Parker, he was born near Hillsboro Oct 13, 1887. He attended school in Cain Township and farmed all his life. He was married Dec 14, 1910 to Ethel Thomas at the home of her parents south of HIllsboro. She died in 1959. Mr. Parker was a member of Scotts Prairie Christian Church and the HIllsboro Community Booster Club. Survivors include two sons, Gerald of Levittown PA and Chalres C of near Veedersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cronk and Mrs. Mabel Keeling of HIllsboro and 3 grandchildren and a great granddaughter. A brother, Clifford died last year. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Fri at servies Funeral Home in Waynetown. The minister will be Rev. Gerald Babb of Veedersburg. Burial will be in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wed.
Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
Hand dated 1965
HILLSBORO — Funeral services for Charles Lester Parker, age 77, who died at 5 p. m. Monday, April 12, in Lake View Memorial Hospital, Danville, Ill., were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Servies Funeral Home in Waynetown. The Rev. Gerald Babb of Veedersburg officiated. Burial was in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Mr. Parker, who had been hospitalized two weeks, was born near Hillsboro Oct. 13, 1887, the son of George and Mary Rush Parker. He attended school in Cain Township and farmed all his life. He was married Dec. 14, 1910 to Ethel Thomas at the home of her parents south of Hillsboro. She preceded him in death in 1959. He was a member of Scotts Prairie Christian Church and the Hillsboro Community Booster Club. Survivors include: two sons, Gerald of Levittown, Pa., and Charles C. of Veedersburg; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cronk and Mrs. Mabel Keeling of Hillsboro; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A brother, Clifford, died last year. --typed by Walt W