Obituary: Catharine J. Parker


Catharine J. Parker, 68, Carmel, died June 19 at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 22, 1947, to the late Herbert and Catharine (Bailey) Parker in Delaware County, Penn.

Catharine was the assistant superintendent of schools of District 87, Bloomington, Ill., and also held many educational positions at many school districts. She was incredibly proud of her PhD from Purdue University; furthering education was very important to her. Catharine enjoyed knitting, stained glass and sharing her craft talents with others. Most of all, she loved spending time with her granddaughters.

Catharine is survived by her son, Steve (Christina) Layton, daughter Alicia (Eric) Robinson, granddaughters Tess and Emily Layton, Meredith Robinson and Jessica Bales and sister Carole (Roger) Underwood, as well as a nephew, a niece and multiple cousins.

Private family services will be held. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Ill. Condolences: