Her tombstone inscription is Roeana Parker
. Her children's obituaries show it as Rowena Parker
Found her on the 1900 South Bristol, Ontario, New York census (dist 80 img 14) as Roena Parker
The funeral of Mrs. Roena Parker was held at the home of her son Bert Parker at Naples, on Saturday.
Mrs. Parker had lived in this community nearly all her married life, keeping her own home until recently when she became too feeble to
do her work. She spent several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Ingraham, then went to spend the winter with her younger daughter, Mrs. Maud Coons to Gulick.
She was ill about three weeks and was tenderly cared for by her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Coons.
She was a devoted mother, energetic and ambitious beyond her strength; her hands were never idle; she was a kind neighbor and friend,
respected by all. She will be sadly missed especially by her children.
Our sympathy goes out to her children who have been blest with a mother's love for so many years, one daughter Mrs. Mary Ingraham and Mr. Ingraham are at Excelsior Springs, Miss. and were unable to be here which made it even harder for her to bear the sad news and "only those who have loved and lost, a mother so kind and dear can know the sorrow that fills their hearts, and the longing to have her near."
Rev. Wolcott spoke words of comfort from the 14th Chapter of John and she was laid at rest beneath beautiful flowers from loving friends - The Naples News February 29, 1928
The death of Mrs. Roena Johnson Parker removed one of the oldest residents of the Gulick District, a few miles north of North Cohocton, and occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John P. Coons, last Wednesday. Mrs. Parker was 89 years of age and leaves another daughter, Mrs. Frank B. Ingraham of South Bristol; two sons, Albert Parker, of Naples; and Nathan Parker of Rushvllle, and one sister, Mrs. Adele Powell, of South Bristol. - The Evening Leader February 27, 1928.