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Obituary: Joyce Lee Parker

By Administrator

March 22, 2024

Joyce Lee Parker, 79, died on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Lane County Hospital in Dighton. She was born on August 26, 1944 at Syracuse the daughter of James Oliver & Darlene (Cathcart) Osborn. She married Harry Norman Parker on July 15, 1961 at Holly, Colorado.

Joyce attended school in several places including Lamar, Holly and Syracuse. After her marriage she and her husband moved to Lane County where she assisted Norman in managing and running the Garvey Elevator. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, her flowers, woodworking and spoiling her children, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. She also enjoyed taking in and caring for stray animals.

She is survived by her Husband- Norman Parker, 2 Sons- Kevin & Korinna Parker of Hays and Ferris & Stephanie Parker of Dighton, Brother- Randy Osborn of Lamar, Colorado, 3 Sisters- Rosie Vana or Texhoma, Oklahoma, Karen Chick of Ulysses and Nancy Repshire of Lamar, Colorado, 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren with 2 more coming. She is preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter- Kerrie D. Parker, 2 Brothers- James Osborn and Ronnie Osborn and 2 Sisters- Janet Lane and Peggy Osborn.

Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM Thursday at Dighton Memorial Cemetery in Dighton with Rev Mike Bremer officiating. Memorials are suggested to Finney County Humane Society in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

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