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4/4/2017 1:51:00 PM
Parker Len Kious
July 24, 1932 - March 31, 2017
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Parker Len Kious, 84, of O’Fallon, Ill., born July 24, 1932, in Pana, Ill. passed away March 31, 2017 in Belleville, Ill.

Parker was a graduate of Taylorville High School and Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. Parker joined the United States Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954. Parker was employed by the State of Illinois for 37 years, retiring as the Director of Research and Fiscal Information for the Office of Comptroller.  He was a former member of the Village Board of Trustees as well as the Rochester IL School Board.  He was a Cub Master for the Cub Scouts and coached both little league and senior league baseball.  Parker was a charter member of Rochester Lions Club as well as a member of the Fairview Heights Elk Lodge 664.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Parker and Helen Kious, nee Minnis; and one brother, Robert Kious.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Roberta Kious, nee Hoover, whom he married on September 18, 1954 in Taylorville, Ill.; one son, Kevin (Patty) Kious of Collinsville, Ill.; one sister, Patricia Hartel of Taylorville, Ill.; two grandchildren: Wesley (Garrett) Gosselink of Lisle, Ill. and Marci (John) Reiter of Cleveland, Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren: Parker Gosselink, Reed Gosselink, Alyson Reiter, and J.R. Reiter.

Condolences may be extended to the family online at

There will be no services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.

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