Parker Mehrle


(August 12, 1933 – August 5, 2016)

Parker was born on August 12, 1933 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was the son of Robert Christian Mehrle and Lorene Kersey Mehrle.

He departed this life in Caruthersville, Missouri on August 5, 2016.

Age – 82 years – 11 months – 24 days

Parker graduated from Caruthersville High School with the class of 1952.  He then attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri before joining the Air Force.  He served four years, 1953-1957, receiving his honorable discharge.

He was married to Ms. Betty Thompson Mehrle and they had 2 children.

Parker farmed the family business until retirement. During his retirement he enjoyed barbequing, catering and cooking for events and friends. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Hayti and Kennett, enjoying helping with the charitable activities they participated in. On numerous occasions he was chosen by Gene Copeland, former member of the Missouri House of Representatives, to serve as a Commissioner to value farmland due to his depth of knowledge of land values and his confidence in his opinion.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caruthersville, Missouri.

Survived by – 1 son – Parker “Chris” Christian Mehrle, Jr. and his wife, Carol Isaac Mehrle  – Caruthersville, Missouri

1 daughter – Susan Mehrle Ryan and her husband, John Michael Ryan – Jackson, Mississippi

4 grandchildren – Megan Ward Mehrle, Robert “Bob” Christian Mehrle, II, John “Parker” Ryan and Matthew Thompson Ryan.

1 sister – Marilyn Mehrle Boyd

1 brother – Robert Kersey Mehrle and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mehrle

1 dog – Sam who was his companion of 14 years.

Other relatives and many friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents.

Services for Mr. Mehrle were held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Ricky Lyles officiating.





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