C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home

1327 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN


Gayla Jean Parker

July 13, 1946November 15, 2019

Gayla J. Parker, 73 of Butler, IN passed away November 15, 2019. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN to Everett Huth & Eleda (Stemmler) Barille. Gayla loved her children, gardening and her animals.

She is survived by her loving children, Kelly A. Parker (Tony) Hill, Thomas A. Parker, granddaughter, Brendon K. Parker, great grandchildren, Lyric Shroads, Skyley Parker, her mother Eleda Barille, and sister, Karen Huth. Gayla is preceded in death by her father, Everett W. Huth.

Services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1PM at C. M. Sloans & Sons Funeral Home1327 N. Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN with visitation there from 11 until the service time. She will be laid to rest at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hearing Loss Association of America. To sign the online guest book go to www.cmsloanandsonsfuneralhome.com



  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Final Resting Place Wednesday, November 20, 2019


  • Preferred Memorial:


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Jodie Burelison

November 25, 2019

Remember many, many days spending time at Kelly's! Memories of Gayla's cooking, he love for her kids and bulldogs! She was awesome at gardening and growing plants. Rest in peace Gayla, prayers for peace for Kelly and Tom.

Brendon Parker

November 16, 2019

Rest in Peace Grandma... You was always Happy, with a Smile on your face.. You will be truly missed by many of us... Skyley an Lyric too... Its gonna be hard at family gatherings your favorite cholicate covers cherries that you would share.. You made my furry friends sweaters an blankets for us.. Iv enjoyed the time iv had with you.. God has gained another Angel for sure... You will be missed dearly by us....

Skyley Parker

November 16, 2019

Always made little out fits for my doggie..

Tracy Smith

November 16, 2019

My Aunt Gayla had a pure, unwavering & endless love of her children & of all animals. She also loved her mother abundantly, anytime I would visit these last few years she had to see pictures of her mom, my grandmother. How she loved and knew her birds. I think they were all created just for her, they brought her so much joy. Her beautiful voice when she sang. I loved walking outside my house in the morning or late evening & hear her singing next door. She'd see me and waive & continue on joyfully singing. Her willingness to try just about anything. Whether riding a ride at the fair or hoping on the 4 wheeler with me or just going for our walks when I got home from work. Playing with our kids outside & like a 2nd mom, she was my sidekick on adventures. I enjoyed having her with me as my own mom couldn't go due to walking or just wanting to be at home (due to her being disabled) she couldn't go like my Aunt Gayla could. Aunt Gayla was always excited & ready to go and would walk out the door at times before I ever got parked when she knew we had plans. I always thought of her like Aunt B on the Andy Griffith show or June Cleaver on Leave it to Bever. When I was little she would have her cute little June Cleaver dresses on with her apron, in her kitchen baking pies or cake, she loved her cake! She just brought me so much joy. LOVED her smile & twinkle in her eyes. Just to see her made me smile and my heart happy. She was sweet and gentle yet strong and courageous. She was loved abundantly!
May the Lord bless you and keep you always in His care.

Aunt Gayla, I will think of you everyday singing to the your melodies as your birdies chirp your songs.