Mercy (Parker) Carder

September 17, 1934 ~ July 14, 2020 (age 85)


Mercy Carder

CLARKSFIELD – Mercy Carder, 85, of Clarksfield, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. She was born on September 17, 1934 in Pikeville, Kentucky where she grew up. She graduated from Grapevine High School in Fishtrap, Kentucky.

Mercy began her over 50-year relationship of love and blended family with Edgar L. Carder in 1969. They started their family in the Sheffield Lake community before moving to their forever home in Clarksfield, Ohio. She loved and knew many in the community where she sold Avon, opened Carder’s Grocery, frequented garage sales, and retired from K-Mart in Norwalk after 14 years of service.

She and Ed spent the last 11 years traveling back and forth between their homes in Clarksfield and their home in Conway, South Carolina. Her love for the ocean, searching for a good bargain, jewelry, antiques, time spent with Ed, and family gave her the drive-in life.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edgar L. Carder; daughters, Mayetta Haynes and husband Jerry: Jennifer Wilson Carder and wife Angela; son; Allen Carder and wife Tara; grandsons, Mathew, Jason, and Gregory Zaroslinski, and David Smith; granddaughters, Zoie Smiley, Gabrielle Miller, Jillian and Tori Carder; great-grandson, Deacon Smiley; sisters, Vina Deel and Christine Hunt; brothers, Sean “Gabby” Parker, John Parker, and Jimmy Parker.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rev. Walter Parker; mother, Edna Parker; sons, David C. Smith and William J. Zaroslinski; brothers, Robert, Drew, Berry, Joe, Billy and Richard Parker; sister, Barbara Jean Miller; great-grandson, Austin Smiley.

Friends may call on Friday, July 17 from 12:00pm until the time of service at 1:30pm at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Inurnment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.

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