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Parker McNeil, ’92

Posted on 19 April 2016 by editor

pmcneil92Rev. Parker McNeill, age 71 of St. Maries, Idaho, died Nov. 2, 2014, following a massive stroke. He was born Oct. 13, 1943, to Jesse and Marvina (Ford) McNeill at Ukiah, California. Parker grew up at Ukiah and graduated from high school there with the class of 1961. Following graduation, Parker attended Redwood Comm. College in Redwood, Calif. He received is teaching degree there. He taught school in Caldwell, Idaho, in the early 1970s. Parker married Janice Hively on Feb. 26, 1978, at Albuquerque, N.M. They made their home at Ong, Iowa, where he opened an antique store and worked as an auctioneer. He moved to Hyampom, Calif., in 1980 where he was self employed. In 1989, Parker moved to Omaha and attended Grace College of the Bible . He graduated and moved to St. Maries in 1993. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church until 2002 when Parker suffered his first stroke. He stepped down from that position at that time. Parker had several major health issues that kept him disabled until 2005 when he and Jan opened the Gem State Grill on Main Street. They operated the business for a year. In 2007 Parker and Jan started the Emida Community Church in Emida and served there for the past seven years. He loved horses. Parker also had a fondness for antiques and loved playing pinochle. Parker always had to have a dog around. His joy was his ministry to many area families whom he was called upon to conduct weddings and funerals. Parker is survived by his wife Jan; son Jess Parker McNeill of St. Maries; daughters Tyna McNeill of Rathdrum, Idaho, and daughter and son-in-law Judy and Steve Wampole of Waxahachie, Texas. Also surviving are his sister Mayme Patton of Hayfork, Calif., 35 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. 

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Eileen Kay (Entz) Doran

Posted on 24 June 2012 by Mel Friesen

1992, Eileen Kay Doran, 42 of Pensacola, Florida went to be with her Savior June 16, 2012.  The daughter of Wynona and the late Walter Entz of Whitewater, Kansas, Eileen was born in Newton, KS.  A graduate of Grace College of the Bible, Omaha, NE, she made her career as a Marine Corps wife and mother, making a home for her family in seven states.

Her love for life, and her laugh and smile were contagious, and she brightened every room she entered.  She found her greatest joy with her husband and children, teaching, playing and traveling with them.  A great chef, she loved to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines.  Children flocked to her and she was often found on the floor playing or reading with them, especially with her own children, nieces, and nephews.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Peter Doran, and their children Christopher and Emily Doran.  Other survivors include brothers Stanley Entz of Whitewater, KS, Byron Entz and wife Susan of Parker, CO, Gerald Entz of Omaha, NE, Lloyd Entz and wife Virginia of North Platte, NE, and sisters Sharon Block and husband Roger of Benton, KS, and Annette Entz of Whitewater, KS.

The celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday June 28, 2012.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her children’s college fund.  Condolences may be sent to  National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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