Mary J. Parden

Mary J. Parden, 86, of Independence, MO passed away on September 6, 2015. The funeral service will be held from 2:00 to 3:30pm with a small memorial service from 3:30-4:00pm. The services will be held at Signature Funerals, 8019 State Line Rd, KCMO 64114.

Mary was born on 3/22/1929 to Paul and Edna Calvino. Mary worked as a cook for 20 years at Holiday Inn in Sikeston, MO. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the Casinos, traveling with her son Elbert, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a strong willed woman, and always surprised her family by her strength and motivation. She was looked up to by many and always made you laugh.

She will be dearly missed. Mary is survived by 1 daughter, Sandra Hunner spouse Michael , 2 sons, Elbert Parden spouse Theresa, and Danny Parden, 12 grandchildren and 20 plus great grandchildren as well as other family and friends. Mary is preceded in death by her late husband Elbert, 1 daughter Susan, 2 sons Marshall and Tommy, and 1 great grandchild Cheyenne.

The family of Mary J. Parden wishes to thank Golden Valley Rehab and Care Center for the care they provided and Vitas Hospice at Research Medical Center for all of their kind generosity through this time. Arr: Signature Funerals 816-214-5174

1 Comment

  1. Susan Jones


    I love you and miss you very much. You are the best grandma in the world and have shown me strength and courage over the years. Watching you through all of this and never giving up teaches us all to fight for everything and have strength. You are “one tough cookie” as the hospice nurses called you. You are our nanny and a dear friend. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart. I hope that you are smiling down on us from heaven with boo boo and aunt susan and that you are playing bingo and enjoying walking on the clouds. You are our guardian angel.
    Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, and always will. Thank you for all you have taught me. I LOVE YOU