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Funeral services will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM (Mountain).

Presbyterian Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Joy Parker

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Kadoka Care Center at the age of 99

Joy O. Ogle was born April 1, 1917, in Brownlee, Nebraska, the daughter of Charles L. and Jessie (Vian) Ogle. She grew up on a ranch 35 miles southeast of Valentine, Nebraska, where she attended a rural school in that area. As a young girl she moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her maternal grandmother, Lettie Ann Vian. While in Cheyenne, she met her future husband Thomas Parker, and they were married on October 27, 1941.

Her husband served in the US Army during WWII and after his discharge they made their home in Cheyenne. While in Cheyenne, Joy worked as a baker and cook in the Owl Inn for 32 years. Her husband Thomas Parker preceded her in death on July 8, 1969.

Joy continued to reside in Cheyenne until 1995, when she moved to Kadoka to be near her sister Winona Carson and her family. She continued to reside in Kadoka. Joy was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kadoka.

Survivors include two daughters Barbara Harper and her husband Lonnie of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Martha Ann Tune and her husband Tommy of Mineral Wells, Texas; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; one brother Ted Ogle and of Cathedral City, California; two sisters Gertrude Case of Portland, Oregon, and Rosalie Sanks of Cheyenne; a niece Wilma Carleton and her husband Mel of Kadoka; two nephews Ron Carson and his wife Renate of Kadoka, and Oliver Carson and his wife Gayle of Wall; a sister-in-law Mille Ogle of Minnesota; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Thomas, Joy was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers Charles, Laurence, Frank, and Eugene Ogle; and one sister Winona Carson.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:30 a.m.
Presbyterian Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Pastor Gary McCubbin

Scott Carson - Randy Carlton

Jean Weller/Lois Pettyjohn - Pianists
Terry Sawyer - Vocalist
“How Great Thou Art”
“Just As I Am Without One Plea”
Randy Carlton - Vocalist
“Old Slew Foot”

  • My condolences to the family. May fond memories from a life well lived (80 years) bring you joy. Psalms 90:10 says, "The span of our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong". I hope you draw comfort from these memories, comfort from family and friends, and comfort from God during this difficult time, and know that by means of a resurrection, God is eager to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28, 29). ~ T. Kelly MD (3/31/2017)
  • What a pleasure to have gotten to know Joy over the years. She was a Joy in so many ways, not just in name and was so appreciative of where she came from and where she was going. I do everything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13 ~ Bill and Marsha Sumpter Kadoka (3/18/2017)
  • "Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His godly ones." Psalm 116:15. This precious lady whom I only knew for a very little time was not only named appropriately but loved the Lord Jesus with all her heart and will spend her 100th birthday celebrating before the throne.
    My sympathy to all who loved her. May God comfort you as only He can.
    ~ Rebecca Williams Philip (3/17/2017)