Until the 1940's, families of the dead would keep their deceased love ones in their homes until the time came for burial. A family member would stay with the body at all times until it was buried to keep animals from disturbing it. This was called, "the wake." This could go on for days while family members traveled from all around the country to pay their respects.
Over 65 years ago, old man Parker, his wife Nancy and daughter Mary, changed all that by providing their home to these families for this purpose. The dead would be brought to their home and the mortician would care for the body until the family could get together to say their goodbyes and bury their loved one. They named it, "The Parker's Funeral Home."
This business turned into a very profitable endeavor and the dead from miles around passed through the Parker's home for many years until it was closed suddenly after the discovery of what had been going on behind the scenes.
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