Ruth M. Parker 1921-2018

FAIRFIELD — Ruth M. Parker, 97, formerly of Warren and Cortland, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

She was born Oct 5, 1921, in Wimbledon, England, to Charles and Clara Middleton Stevens.

After enduring the Battle of Britain with her family at home in London, she served in the British Army for five years for the remainder of World War II. During that time, she met her future husband, William E. Parker Jr., who was stationed in England with the U.S. Army.

She came to the U.S. in 1946, married and raised a family of four children.

She is survived by her son, Charles (Linda) Parker; daughters, Barbara Parker (Dave Van Dyke) and Margaret (Dave) Adamson; sister, Brenda Porter; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Parker Jr.; son, William E. Parker III; and sisters, Joan Stevens and Barbara Lord.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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