Family Login:

Elizabeth "Betsy" Stuhr Parker

Elizabeth "Betsy" Stuhr Parker
  • June 21, 1954 - November 14, 2016
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
    269 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401

Pause Best of Times by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
Share This Obituary
Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Betsy by adding your memories and photos.


Send Flowers
 Local Florists

Memories & Candles

“I just saw this obituary this morning. So sad to hear.I met Betsy when she was a candy striper at Roper. We shared a few conversations over the...Read More »
1 of 44 | Posted by: richard wilder - moncure, NC

“Dear Horry and Family,"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Grace K Snell - Lexington, SC

“Thoughts and prayers are sent your way during this time. I rejoice in knowing that she is no longer in pain. Your friends at Unitedhealthcare...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Jennifer Lowery - Columbia, SC

“Our thoughts are with you and your family. ”
4 of 44 | Posted by: Paul and Sherry Keefer - SC

“My deepest sympathy to the family. May Almighty God grant you peace. Jer. 29:11 ”
5 of 44 | Posted by: Pat

“To the Parker and Stuhr families I offer my sincere sympathy in your recent loss. ”
6 of 44 | Posted by: Gloria Purcell - Charleston, SC

“Rest in peace, my dear childhood Friend. ”
7 of 44 | Posted by: Eve Felder - Red Hook, NY

“Our deepest sympathies to the Parker family. Betsy's smile was a ray of sunshine, and she will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to this dear...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Patti Sosnowski - Sumter, SC

“My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Parker Family. Betsy was a great friend and I cherish our time spent in "Boot Camp". It truly was a...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: Bonnie Foulois - Summerville, SC

“Dearest Dietrich, Mr. Parker, Horry and John, I am so sorry for your loss. Betsy was a light of lights and the lives she touched are far too...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Amy Bennington Buist - SC

“My sympathy & prayers for Johnny & all the family. ”
11 of 44 | Posted by: Agnes E Galasso

“Horry and family. I am very sad today and will miss my lovely little friend forever. Please let me know on your next visit and call me for any help ”
12 of 44 | Posted by: Louis Rice - Sewanee, TN

“Horry and Family,Your friends at Pile Drivers, Inc.want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 44 | Posted by: Kay Shealy - Hollywood, SC

“Elizabeth Barnes Sikesjohnny, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love you allBetty ”
14 of 44 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of Betsy's passing...we attended First Baptist together...I remember ..she was always so full of life and energy and it carried...Read More »
15 of 44 | Posted by: Denise Stoppelbein-Smoak - VA

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers!! ”
16 of 44 | Posted by: Monica Halsall Gregory - SC

“So sorry to hear of Betsy's passing. It has been so many years since I had seen her. Many childhood memories of her and the whole family. God be...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Monica Halsall Gregory - Chas, SC

18 of 44 | Posted by: KATHY TILLMAN (OLIVER) - SC

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Horry and family. Betsy was always so upbeat and positive ,even on a bad day she would have me laughing. Her light...Read More »
19 of 44 | Posted by: Sally Kenan - Charleston, SC

“Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 44 | Posted by: William Beak - Charleston, SC

“So so sorry for your loss. ”
21 of 44 | Posted by: Dean and Dawn Barrow - Commerce, GA

“You kept your light going for so long and many of us will miss you! ”
22 of 44 | Posted by: Sally Kenan

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Horry And your family. Betsy was always so upbeat and positive .She really was inspirational, so strong ,kind ...Read More »
23 of 44 | Posted by: Sally Kenan - Charleston, SC

“So saddened by all of this. Thinking of you all. Anything we can do, please just ask. ”
24 of 44 | Posted by: Howard and Kate Weil - Charleston, SC

“I met Betsy years ago when she came to work in the nursery at Roper Hospital downtown, she was excited! She always was smiling. I last saw her at the...Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Rosa Ellington - Charleston, SC

“Betsy was one of those great people who would always smile and engage you in conversation. I knew her from First Baptist and church. Like all members...Read More »
26 of 44 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“I had the honor of working with Betsy when she volunteered at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. She had such a bright spirit and her positivity...Read More »
27 of 44 | Posted by: Sundi Herring - Charleston, SC

“Horry and family, We are in total shock over the news of Betsy's passing. She was such a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. Our thoughts...Read More »
28 of 44 | Posted by: Debbi and Jerry Zimmerman - SC

“Betsy's strength, courage and positive attitude in the face of the challenges of cancer were such an example to us all for how to live well. What a...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Denise Darling - SC

“In loving memory of a wonderful person, Betsy Parker. We will love you and miss you always. Praying for God's love, grace and peace as only He can...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Kim & Rex O'Neal - Summerville, SC

“May Gods grace and love embrace you at this time, for she is the comforting arms of our Lord and savior. ”
31 of 44 | Posted by: Clif & Diane Hough - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“God speed to one of the most courageous and most positive people I've ever known. My deepest sympathy to her family during this time of bereavement. ”
32 of 44 | Posted by: John M. Rivers, Jr. - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
33 of 44 | Posted by: Carolyn and Johnny Frings - GA

“Betsy and I served on church council together at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. I adored her for her wisdom and her wit. We spent a weekend...Read More »
34 of 44 | Posted by: Jean Keil - Charleston, SC

“Betsy was one of the most courageous people whom I have ever known and set a wonderful example in her long and hard-fought battle against cancer. She...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Tom and Janice Waring - SC

“Dietrich you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Blake and I love you and are thinking of you. God Bless. ”
36 of 44 | Posted by: Jessy Adams - Charleston, SC

“She personified love of family, friends , Positive living, faith and adored her Horry. ”
37 of 44 | Posted by: Carey Burnett - Mount Pleasant

“nothing but kind words from betsy..and always willing to talk about the lord..thanks for your friendship! ”
38 of 44 | Posted by: larry wolfe - charleston, SC

“Dietrich, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. ”
39 of 44 | Posted by: Felice Viguerie Killian - SC

“A light went out in Charleston! What a smile she had. ”
40 of 44 | Posted by: Cindy Fowler - Charleston

“Her spirit will live on and soar in us , through us and with us . And, we will surely miss her being here with us . Prayers forHorry and all of the...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: Carey Burnett - Mount Pleasant

“Oh Betsy Pahka - how I loved Alpha with you at St. Michael's and knowing that your Dietrich would always take the best care of our girls. Well, done...Read More »
42 of 44 | Posted by: Hamlin O'Kelley - Charleston, SC

“I'm so very sorry. Praying for your family - that you may be comforted and loved through this time of loss and grieving. ”
43 of 44 | Posted by: Jen Hayes - Charleston, SC

“Just saw Betsy walking around Colonial lake recently. I am stunned. Did not know you that long . I offer my sincere condolences to the family. What a...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Brooks Jenkins - Charleston, SC

Elizabeth "Betsy" Stuhr Parker, 62, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of Elias Horry Parker entered into eternal rest Monday, November 14, 2016. Her Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 in St. Michael's Church, 71 Broad Street at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Betsy was born June 21, 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late J. Albert Stuhr and Catherine Bryant Stuhr. She graduated from First Baptist High School and Roper Hospital LPN School. She was raised in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, and is a current member of St. Michael's Church. Betsy was a member of the vestry at both churches, a dedicated volunteer for many organizations, an active participant in MUSC's Boot Camp, and an inspiration to many.

Betsy is survived by her husband of 39 years, Horry Parker of Charleston, SC; two sons: E. Horry Parker, Jr., Ph.D. of Athens, GA, John H. Parker of Charleston, SC; daughter, E. Dietrich Parker of Charleston, SC; and brother, John A. Stuhr, Jr. (Cam) of Charleston, SC.

She was predeceased by her sister, Ellen Stuhr Blakeney, and her niece, Catherine Ellen Blakeney.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 269 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401.