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In Loving Memory

Parker, Kathleen (Walsh)

Kathleen (nee: Walsh) Parker was born in St. Louis on Aug. 31, 1945, and passed away in Arnold, Missouri, on Nov. 26, 2023.  Kathy was the daughter of John and Mary Jane Walsh. After John’s passing, Mary Jane married Robert Fister.  Kathleen was a 1963 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School.  While married to the late Charles Denny for 11 years, Kathy had three children, Christine, Mark, and Sheri. She was also married to James Parker for seven years.

Kathy was in the accounting departments of Kroger in St. Louis and Louisville, Kentucky, and at Xtra Lease and Negwer Materials.  During her retirement, Kathy enjoyed spending time with family; babysitting her great-granddaughters; making candy and sweets; sewing and crocheting; doing word puzzles and sharing trivia; and watching TV and movies.

Kathy was a forever friend and a loving mother, sibling, aunt, grandma, and Gigi.  Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jack Walsh.  She will continued to be remembered by her siblings, Patricia O’Mara, Mary Ellen Hiner, and Robert (Marge) Fister; her children, Chris (Dwayne) Boyer, Mark (Krisse) Denny, and Sheri (Kris) Gourd; her grandchildren, Amber (Ryan) Bardol, and Allen and AnnMarie Gourd; great-grandchildren, Arabella and Audrey Bardol; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A gathering to celebrate Kathy’s life will be held in early 2024.


5 thoughts on “Parker, Kathleen (Walsh)”

  1. GiGi was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I am “technically” not family nor are my children, however she always treated them as they were her own great grandchildren. McKenzie has some wonderful memories of playing at GiGi’s with Audrey that she will cherish forever! She was simply the BEST! We love you GiGi, rest in peace.

  2. Such a sweet lady! She will be deeply missed by all that were lucky enough to know her. Sending loving thoughts to her entire family!!

  3. Hey Sheri. Don’t know if you remember me, Kathy Cheatham in Louisville. I worked with your mom at Kroger in Louisville and helped her move into the house in Germantown. I was just looking for her and found the obituary. I’m so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. She was a great lady, and a good friend when she was here in Louisville. She was so proud of her family.

  4. I am shocked and saddened to find that my cousin Kathleen has passed on. We last got together after she moved into her new apartment in Arnold. Kathleen was such a tremendous help with our huge Walsh family tree, letting me spend a whole day with her in her dining room scanning the paper trail of her family history. She really appreciated my annual family newsletters, as I was very grateful for her interest.
    I have photos of the Horner sisters with Kathleen, of Amber, Audrey and Kathleen, and a couple silly portraits of Kathleen that I would love to share.


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