Lola Parkerson 1921-2017
Lola Ireane Parkerson, 96, of Topeka, formerly of Horton, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
She was born July 19, 1921, in Hiawatha, the daughter of Ernest and Lillie Thompson Lassley. She graduated from Powhattan High School and from Highland Community College.
Mrs. Parkerson was a homemaker.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Horton, where she taught Sunday school, held numerous offices and served on various committees. She was also a member of the American Baptist Women, Delphian Club, Horton Hospital Auxiliary, Farm Bureau Unit, Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Topeka Baptist Church and was a former Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader.
She married Charles Parkerson on July 11, 1948, in Horton. He died March 3, 1997. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Duwane and Kevin Parkerson; and a great-grandson, Hunter Arcuri.
Survivors include a son, Robert Parkerson and wife Donna, Owasso, Okla.; four daughters, Patty Anderson and husband Gary, Houlton, Wisc., Peggy Schuetz and husband Rick, Hoyt, and Cheryl Hobbs and Sherri Nelson, both of Topeka; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Horton, where family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be held in Horton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lola Parkerson memorial fund, to be designated later and sent in care of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton.