Jill Parker, 50, of Taylorville passed away at 4:48pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on August 9, 1969 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Wilbur Dean Diel and Phyllis Blankenship-Marshall. Jill worked as the manager at Dollar General in Taylorville. Jill lived life to the fullest, together with her previous husband, Trevis Parker, they spent many days traveling the country in Trevis’s truck, taking in the beauty the country has to offer. She loved her time traveling, especially in the mountains of Colorado. She enjoyed photography, motorcycle riding, long walks and drinking coffee on her porch while taking in nature. Jill enjoyed cooking and trying new vegan recipes. Music was a large part of Jill’s life. She spent several years playing the drums with her band FJM. Jill will be deeply missed by her family and many friends that loved her.
She is survived by her family, children: Mikhail Findlay of Hannibal, Missouri, Paige Carl of Liberty, Illinois, and Chandler Grave (fiancé Devin Bessell) of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren: Kaelynn Klauser, Graceann Carl, Brantley Findlay, Eli Carl, Georgia Carl, and Violet Findlay; father: Wilbur Dean Diel of Taylorville; mother: Phyllis Blankenship- Marshall of Taylorville; sister: Dana Oldham (Doug) of Taylorville; brother: Alan Hathaway (Jody) of Quincy; nieces and nephews: Beth Oldham, Keri Oldham, Michael Hathaway, Jordyn Hathaway, Brad Bedinger (Alycia), Lyndsey Ringler (Mitch), and Stefan Bedinger (Bailey Reed); and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Lori and Tim Bedinger; and grandparents: Wayne “Bud” and Grace Blankenship.
Jill’s family will host a celebration of her life at a later date. Memorials may be left to the Parker Family. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Jill, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.