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Joanne Margaret (Sprunger) Parker

1941 - 2021


Joanne Margaret Parker, 79, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away April 8, 2021. She was born in Jackson, Michigan to Fredrick Kenneth and Vera Bell (Dexter) Sprunger. Joanne was a friend to all and brought so much light and joy into the world. She was a faithful Christian and a devoted member of Beginning in Grace Church. Among many of the fond memories Joanne’s family will continue to cherish were her outstanding Halloween parties that she hosted every year. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cared deeply for her family. She always had room at the table for one more person, and always had a bedroom if someone needed it for a day, a week, or a year.  Her house had “rubber walls” and could always make room for another if needed. She was a very gracious woman.

Preceding Joanne in death are her parents; beloved husband, Mervin Parker; siblings, Bobby Sprunger, Ruth Cain, and John Sprunger. Left behind to cherish her legacy are her children, Deborah Stringer, Brad Stringer, Teresa Huhn, and Les Stringer; grandchildren, Diedra Steward, Brandi Stringer, Brittany (Scott) Horn, Tara (Derek) Keasey, Emily Huhn, Hannah Huhn, Jarod Huhn, Victoria Stringer, and Jessica (Donnie) Jones; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Donna (deceased, Mitchell) Stringer and Louise (deceased, James) Raum; former husband and friend, Bill (Dorothy) Stringer; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced. For those wishing, contributions may made to Joanne’s favorite organizations: Lansing City Rescue, RAVE – Women’s Shelter, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or The American Cancer Society. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Debbi Stringer, Loving Daughter

May 4, 2021 3:14 PM

Love you and miss you deeply, but you gave us a good foundation on which to build. You did good work, Mom. Rest In Peace.
Debbi Stringer, Loving Daughter

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Jamie White

April 14, 2021 8:49 AM

Joanne was an amazing woman mother and friend and her house was always open for all the kids in the neighborhood favorite hangout never let anyone go hungry or not have a place to lay your head at night.
Always willing to listen if you need to talk and shoulders to cry on if you if you needed.
Fly high with beautiful wigs mother Joanne you will be loved and missed.

Jamie (Hale) WhiteπŸ’”πŸ˜ͺπŸ’–πŸ˜‡

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April 9, 2021 6:23 PM
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