Nancy L. Parkin Posted: 2018-02-01 15:29:19

Nancy L. Parkin


Nancy L. Parkin, 72, of Sun City, Huntley, passed away on Thursday morning, February 1, 2018 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born December 6, 1945 in Morton Grove, Illinois, the daughter of Herbert and Myrtle (McClaughry) Lindemann. She was united in marriage to John A. Parkin on December 24, 1966. The couple made their home in Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, where they raised their family. Nancy worked as the receptionist for Dr. Howard Singer’s office for 27 years and designed sports posters for John Parkin & Associates. In 2016, they moved to Huntley. She especially enjoyed time with her family, gardening, playing bridge and bunco.

She is survived by her husband, John, her children, Mary (Tim) Reilly, John (Kiley) Parkin, Jeff (Jennifer) Parkin, Dan (Jamie) Parkin, Jennifer (Jim) McIlrath and Elizabeth Finnegan, her grandchildren, Katie, Andrew, Jacob, Nathan, Nicholas, Luke, Bridgette, Holly, Athena, Katie, Alex, Ainsley and Fiona and her brother, Ron (Dora) Lindemann.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2nd at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral & Cremation Service, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley and on Saturday at the King of Glory Lutheran Church, 36W720 Hopps Road, Elgin from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 10:30 a.m. Funeral Service. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Angela and Frank DeVincentis 2018-02-01 15:43:45

Our deepest condolences. I’ve known Nancy from Dr Singers for many years and then to see her one day in the fitness center at Del Webb where we moved ! She was always so pleasant to be around, and it was good to get to know her even more. We are saddened to hear of this.

Marylan Hughes Gorsegner 2018-02-01 17:32:09

Our whole family is deeply grieved for the Parkin family’s loss!

Ronald, Susan, Megan and Kathleen Bartsch 2018-02-01 18:14:32

We are so sadden to hear about this news. We are truly sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. She will be truly missed.

Diane Kelley Callaghan 2018-02-01 18:18:37

Dear Family My deepest sympathy

Kathy Tappe 2018-02-01 18:31:02

So hard to believe she is gone, not long ago I sat across from her at Bingo. We only met 3 years ago but immediately became friends. She had a very difficult year but was always concerned about everyone except herself. She was so wonderful to know, and loved her family deeply. I will miss her as I'm sure all of you will to. Her pain is finally gone. Rest in peace my friend....

Dawn tarczynski 2018-02-01 18:58:33

She was such a nice lady our prayers are with you.

Pam and Tom Koenig 2018-02-01 19:16:56

Mary we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Hold on to all your memories through this difficult time. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

Pat and Elaine 2018-02-01 19:35:14

Mary and family y

Brenda Hucke 2018-02-01 19:58:50

Dear Jeff and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember that she was a sweet lady at Diana's house with Luke and your Dad. My Deepest Sympathy is with you and your family. God Bless You All

Pat and Elaine 2018-02-01 20:05:22

always. I am so glad we got to know her. Know that we are with you at this difficult time with

Carole and Thorne Boisselier 2018-02-01 21:24:49

So sorry Kiley and John you and your family are in our prayers.

Ken & Linda Frey 2018-02-01 22:29:12

Dear John & family, Ken and I are so sad to hear about Nancy, but know she is in heaven with Jesus now and out of her suffering. She was such a wonderful, sweet and caring friend for the many years we've known her and she will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers are with you all! Linda & Ken

Linda Courter 2018-02-02 07:46:09

John, please accept my deepest sympathy.

The Orlow Family 2018-02-02 07:48:34

We are so sorry for the loss of Nancy and send our deepest condolences. She was the calm, loving voice on the other end of the phone any time I called Dr. Singer. And the cheery smile when we showed up for our appointments. Please know how beloved she was. She had a kinda and loving heart and we are all better people because she cared for us. Xo

Bill and Diane Arnold 2018-02-02 08:39:01

Our memories of Nancy is that she was a very friendly and caring person. She will be a tremendous asset in heaven with all the other angels. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family John.

Mike Ruehrdanz 2018-02-02 09:10:00

I am deeply sorry for your loss. She is with her Savior now.

Frank and Chris Oddi 2018-02-02 09:31:57

Very sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Our prayers are with you all.

Tony Branch and Mike Subia 2018-02-02 09:41:36

Our condolences to the family. Loss of a loving wife and mother like Mrs Parkin is painful and unforgettable, and your family and friends grieve with you. We only met briefly, but I am forever grateful to her for the genuine kindness and sweet spirit that she imbued in Mary.

Susan Parkin O'Neil 2018-02-02 11:38:31

Heaven got another angel. We will miss Nancy terribly. She has been such a blessing to our family. She would do anything for you and would never complain and always had that beautiful smile on her face even when she was in pain. She truly was a blessing to our family. Nancy is what a true lady, wife and mother should be. She is with Jesus now. We love you Nancy!

Kathy Beaupre 2018-02-02 12:05:29

I said a Prayer for you today, that God would touch all of you with His healing hand, and give you and your Family the Comfort and Peace you need to get through. Remember her kindness and smile. Remember the good times, and all her love to fill your hearts forever. She is not gone. She is walking beside you.

Tom and Georgene Beazley 2018-02-02 13:25:51

Dear John and family, we are very saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. Have many good memories of your time at St. Peter, Schaumburg. Now Nancy is home with the Lord. Sincerely, Georgene and Tom Beazley

Lois Kenyon 2018-02-02 13:50:34

Dear John and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Nancy was such a lovely and talented person. I will miss seeing her in the back yard area digging in the dirt and planting flowers and plants. From your neighbor, Lois Kenyon

Paul & Patrica Christman 2018-02-02 13:59:38

It's a time we all come to and Pat and I will remember the day in Elgin when we had lunch. We hope that you and your family will celebrate Nancy's life in fond memories. Our prayers to you, John and all of your family. Paul and Pat

Jess & Sandy McClaughry 2018-02-02 15:33:49

Nancy was (and will always be) a very special cousin to me. As adolescents and teens, we were close...she was that friend you could talk to about parents, girls, school or most anything else. We could, and sometimes did, talk for hours. Unfortunately, we permitted life's destinies, family priorities and miles of separation to put our relationship aside.We were saddened to learn only recently that she was even ill. Her passing is a terrible loss to her loving husband, John, and their wonderful family. She will be missed by all who knew her and whose many lives she touched. I will always remember her sharp wit, her laugh and ever-present smile and her willingness to simply listen. Rest in Peace, Nancy. You are with Him today.

Herb and Nellie Gentry 2018-02-02 18:26:17

We celebrate your going home with tears. God needed you home Nancy. We will miss you. Till we meet again God Bless us all ????

Marilyn Haman ~ King of Glory 2018-02-03 12:05:28

May the caring thoughts of friends and family help you through this time of sorrow. Nancy will be missed by so many. God is our refuge and strength.

Pastor nd Mary Richter 2018-02-03 12:27:50

The Lord's comfort of eternal life for Nancy to you and your children. Unfortunately because of recent hospitalization Mary and will not be able to make the funeral. Our thoughts will be with you and your family. May we all remain faithful in the Lord that we may join Nancy and Jesus. Peace in the Lord, Pastor and Mary Richter

Emily and Dale Wittenberg 2018-02-04 11:49:25

John, and family, We wish to express our sympathy to you and your family upon the passing of Nancy. We are sorry for the loss of your wife of over 50 years and the wonderful mother and grandma of your children and grandkids. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Emily and Dale (parents of Kristin) from your Celtic travel soccer team.

John and Evelyn O'Kelly 2018-02-16 18:01:24

I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today. Loved having your whole family as our neighbors on Samoset court. Your Mom was always fun to talk to and a very sweet person. Sad to hear this.