Parker nee Rowden, Luvon "Lu" Darleen

Visitation:
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Canaan Land Ministries, 1424 Mill Hill Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Service:
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Canaan Land Ministries, 1424 Mill Hill Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Interment:
Private committal at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
Canaan Land Ministries, 1424 Mill Hill Road, St. Clair, MO 63077



Obituary
OBITUARY

Luvon Darleen Parker, known to all as Lu, of Union, MO, formerly St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on April 10, 2021, having reached the age of seventy-seven years and one day. Lu was born in Pulaski County, MO, on April 9, 1944, daughter of Claude Joseph Rowden and Martha Jane Rowden nee Fisher. As a young woman, she was united in marriage and blessed to have one son and loved her husband’s three daughters as her own. In later years, on May 21, 1999, she was united in marriage to James Robert Parker, known to all as Jim, and they were blessed to have twelve years together.

Lu is survived by her son, Aaron Arndt and wife, Maria, of St. Clair, MO; by two daughters, Kim Tate of High Ridge, MO and Amy Eddy of Imperial, MO; by her twin sister, LaVerne Mowery-Burris and husband, Bud, of Union, MO; by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces, cousins and many friends.

Lu was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Martha Rowden; by her husband, Jim Parker; by one daughter, Laurie Hiatt, and by eight siblings, Charles, Lamoine, Stanley, Murl and Leo Rowden, Vera Thompson, Betty Angely and infant, Joann Rowden.

Lu was a Christian and active member of Canaan Land Ministries in St. Clair, MO. She served as the church treasurer, worked in the kitchen and was a Sunday school teacher for the younger children. She had furthered her education in accounting and for many years was employed as a book keeper for various companies. For seventeen years, she was employed as the director for Holy Trinity Day Care in St. Clair and she truly loved her job as she loved the children, who affectionately called her Aunt Lu. She enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life, especially sewing and traveling. Nothing made her happier than the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Canaan Land Ministries in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Fern Nye officiating. Memorials may be made to the church. The family of Luvon Parker was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.