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Eva (Roth) Parker

December 7, 1934 ~ May 4, 2018 (age 83)

Eva Parker, age 83, of Coleman, died Friday, May 4, 2018, at Coleman County Medical Center.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman.  There will be a private family interment.

She was born Gerda Eva Roth on December 7, 1934 in Mannheim, Germany, the daughter of Jakob and Eva Roth.    She grew up in Mannheim and attended school there.  During most of her young life, she experienced many hardships in Germany during the Great Depression and World War II.  On September 22, 1956, she married Hollaway Parker, a young soldier from Coleman, Texas, who was serving in the United States Army.  Following their marriage, Eva emigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen.  She and Hollaway lived in Borger from 1958 until 1984, where they raised their daughters.   While living there she was active with the Bluebonnet Home Demonstration Club.  In 1984 they moved to Coleman County to the family ranch where they enjoyed so many happy years.   Hollaway died suddenly on June 14, 2012 and Eva continued to live on the home place.  She was a homemaker and as a child was a member of the Lutheran Church.   Eva loved her family and she will be greatly missed by them. 

She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Little of Coleman and Donna Winkle and husband David of Borger; two grandchildren, Dylan Winkle of Borger and Trey Little of New Braunfels; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Little, Jake Little, and Kingsley Little; a niece and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her husband.

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