November 5, 1921 -- July 10, 2012
SPRINGVILLE -- Esther Eileen Parton, 90, of 4161 S. Owensburg Road, Springville, died at 7:45 am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her residence.
Born Nov, 5, 1921 in Marion County, she was the daughter of Earl and Marjorie (Rumrill) Nail. She married Charles Parton on Sept. 3, 1941 and he survives.
She was an original roller derby competitor until WW II and retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington. She was an avid horse lover and active in 4-H in Lawrence, Monroe and Greene counties. She supported the 4-H Horse and Pony club at the Bar-P ranch. She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Parton of Springville; a daughter, Wilma Marple and husband, Rodney of Springville; a son, Michael Parton of Springville; a sister, June Kinder-Myers of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Brooke Parton, James Marple, David Marple and Alan Parton; great grandchildren, Lane Parton, Chrissy Robinson and Ashley Gagle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Joseph Parton; a brother, William Nail; sisters, Maxine Pauley and Wilma Nail.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Jim Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Dishman Cemetery in Greene County.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 13 and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, July 14 at the Day & Carter Mortuary. The Delta Theta Tau Sorority will conduct a service at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at the mortuary.
Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book and light a candle in memory of Esther at www.daycarter.com .