Ernestine Parkinson

Ernestine Parkinson

HAINES CITY, Fla. – Ernestine Parkinson, 72, of Haines City, Fla., died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Haines City, Fla.

Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Forrest. Pastor Corinne Blissard will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Ernie was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Cleveland, the daughter of Ernest and Francis Earles. They preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney E. Parkinson; a daughter, Pamela Rieger of Forrest; two sons, Gregory C. Schrof of Bloomington and Douglas G Schrof of South Bend, Ind.; two stepchildren, Michael R. Parkinson of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Cathie Chamberlain of Collegeville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Ernie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her smile and laugh will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Forrest, or a charity of the donor's choice.