Ola Mae Parker

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Ola Mae Parker, 87, of Crowder, died on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at a local nursing center.
Family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home in McAlester.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 1, at First Baptist Church in Crowder with the Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Ash Creek Cemetery in Blocker.
Ola Mae Parker was born on November 22, 1931, in McNally, to Thomas Hines and Lorene (McCarley) Duff. She married Willie Daniel Parker on August 11, 1947, in McAlester.
She began her postal career as postmaster in April 1962, at Blocker. She retired as postmaster in Crowder, in June 1992, after 30 years of postal service.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Crowder, the Retired Postmaster Association (NAPUS), and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 79 in McAlester.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Sue and Alvin Nixon, and Janet and Gary Brooks; grandchildren and spouses, Willetta and Rodger Sims, Cleola and Tommy McDougal, Denise and Dewayne Rippee, Daniel and Anne Brooks, and Benny and Tina Brooks; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Woody Foster, Ethan Brooks, Abbi Brooks, Jonathan Rippee and Jenna Rippee, Amelia Brooks and Adelynne Brooks; sister, Nancy Jameson, and a special friend, Wanda Brooks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie Daniel Parker, on April 12, 2001, and a brother, Thomas Duff.
Active pallbearers will be Rodger Sims, Tommy McDougal, Dewayne Rippee, Daniel Brooks, Benny Brooks and Ethan Brooks.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Parker, Ron Gragg and Woody Foster.
Published on January 30, 2019
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