The Life of Ellen J. Parker

Obituary - Ellen J. (nee Henderson) Parker, 91, of Elizabethtown, PA, former longtime Drexel Hill resident died April 17, 2021 at Masonic Home of Elizabethtown. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was a graduate of  John Bartram HS, class of '48. Ellen was a Secretary for  Associated Steam in Drexel Hill   years before retiring to raise her family. An active member of Drexel Hill United Methodist Church, Ellen enjoyed hobbies and looked forward to travel in their RV to visit their daughter in Idaho, taking a different route each time. Ellen was an avid reader and active as a Den Mother for her sons Cup Pack.

She will best be remembered as a woman of strong faith and devoted to her family.  Survivors  include her husband, Royal Parker, her sons, David (Lynne) Parker, Philip (Judy) Parker, daughter, Beth (Rob)  Brochu and drandchild, Ashley Lynne Parker;.

Her Funeral will be Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00 pm at the Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill

Visitation: Friday, April 23, 2021, 12:30 pm

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Contributions: in her memory to the Masonic Home at Elizabethtown; 1 Masonic Dr. Elizabethtown, PA,19444, would be preferred. 



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Our friend

We've known Ellen and Roy for many years, meeting as church members at DHUMC.  Ellen and I counted together on the same teller's team and we became friends.  I loved Ellen for her honest, no nonsense approach.  It wasn't a mystery with Ellen - she let you know exactly where she stood and she did not have time for insincerity or any type of fakeness.  I respected Ellen and loved her.  She was so proud of her family and loved to talk about her granddaughter throughout the years.  Our hearts are saddened for her family and her loving husband and dear friend Roy.  May our Lord Jesus Christ wrap you in His loving arms and provide you His comfort and peace.  love, Diane and Frank Whitehead

Posted by Diane W on 04/19/2021

My Great Aunt

Aunt Ellen was my Grandmothers youngest sister. Although I only saw her a few times over the many years, I can attest to what a wonderful person she was. She was always so friendly and cheerful, it was like she just saw you yesterday. My earliest memory was a visit her back in the 60's as a small child and going to see the Liberty Bell. A few years later she came to visit us in N.Y. and treated everyone to a " Maid of the Mist" boat ride in the Niagara Falls.  I have vivid memories of the souvenir straw hat she bought me that day. I feel very blessed that I was able to talk to her recently on the phone and will miss her dearly.

Posted by Wendy M on 04/22/2021