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PARDUE, Belle R.
b: Nov 16 1869, Nashville, TN
d: Jul 24 1939, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr:

Miss Belle Pardue died at 12:10 p.m. Monday, July 24, 1939, having been critically ill since March 5 of this year when she suffered a stroke. Miss Pardue had an apartment in the rear of her millinery store on East Franklin Street and was cared for with the gentle tenderness of a daughter by Mrs. Owen Hoover, who also helped her in her small business. Miss Pardue, who was nearing life's allotted span of three score and ten years, was a native of Nashville, Tenn., and came to Clinton in 1930 from Bartlett, Texas, where she had for some years operated a most successful millinery store. She was first on the south side of the square next door to the present Karbe Store and two years ago moved to her present location. She was a member of the Franklin Street Methodist Church, also an Eastern Star although she had never moved her membership to the Clinton chapter. She was a capable business woman, honest, reliable, modest and quiet. Hers was a simple life, gentle and kind and brimming over with appreciation for the smallest kindness done for her by any friend or acquaintance. She faced life bravely and when she sprained her ankle three years ago kept on at her work as determinedly as lessened strength would allow. She was blessed during all her years in Clinton with the constant friendship of Mrs. Hoover who had been her business manager and who Saturday completed the sale of the Hat Shop to Mrs. Willa Saveland, which was a great burden off Miss Pardue's mind. She became worse last Thursday, since when she had been unable to take any nourishment and the end was anticipated at any time as her doctor gave them no encouragement. She leaves an only niece, Mrs. Evans, and an only nephew, J. D. Pardue, both of Clarksville, Tenn., who were wired for instructions. Funeral services were conducted at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home on Wednesday. The body was laid to rest in Englewood.

PARIS, Helen Marie ALLEN
b: Jan 9 1925, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 25 2010, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 27 2010 - Helen Marie Paris, daughter of Harry Frances and Anna Elizabeth (Brown) Allen, Sr., was born in Independence, January 9, 1925. She departed this life at Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City on December 25, 2010 in the presence of her loving family. Helen spent the early part of her life in Independence. She was united in marriage to Namon Reed Paris April 12, 1941 and they were blessed with one daughter, Ann Marie. Helen was employed by General Motors and worked at the Fisher Body Plant in the Leeds District until her retirement. She was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 93. In 1966 Helen and Namon retired and made their home in Appleton City. Preceding Helen in death were her parents; her husband Namon R. Paris; two sisters, a twin, Ellen "Nellie" Luther and MaryAnn Babylon; four brothers, Harry F. Allen, Jr., William Allen, Charles Allen and James Allen. Survivors include her daughter Ann Marie and husband Jack Knight of Appleton City; two granddaughters, Cathy and husband Chris Thompson and Karen and husband Chris Green all of Appleton City; two great-granddaughters, Amy Green and fiance Jeff Nold of Urich, Missouri, Nichole Marie and husband Straton Munsterman; two great-grandsons, Brandon Thompson and companion Dusti Hall, and Brian Green all of Appleton City; three great-great-grandchildren, Braydon, Austin and Kaylean Marie Nold of Urich, Missouri; and one sister Theresa Rose Spillman of Lincoln. Funeral services will be at Hill & Son Funeral Home in Appleton City on Tuesday, December 28. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

PARK, Agnes B.
b: abt 1913
d: Sep 5 2007, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 5 2007 - Agnes B. Park, 94, Osceola, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at Truman Lake Manor, Lowry City. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 8, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola, with burial in Lowry City Cemetery.

PARK, Bernard C. H. "Bum"
b: Dec 19 1918, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Jan 22 1994, Belton, Cass Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bernard C. H. "Bum" Park, 75, Appleton City, died Saturday, January 22, 1994 in the Beautiful Savor Home, Belton. Services were Monday at the Hill & Son Chapel, Appleton City, with burial in the Lowry City Cemetery. Mr. Park was born in Lowry City and lived in Appleton City most of his life. He was a truck driver before he retired. He was a member of the Ohio Christian Church. Survivors include a brother, Bill Park, and three sisters, Nola Fitch, Lorene Shoemaker and Berniece Neimann, all of Appleton City.

PARK, Boyd W.
b: Jul 7 1901, Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 11 1993, Lee's Summit, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Boyd W. Park was born at Mt. Zion July 7, 1901, the son of George and Ottie (Rothgeb) Park. He passed away Monday, January 11, 1993, at the Lee's Summit hospital at the age of 91 years, six months, and four days. He spent most of his early youth in the Mt. Zion area. He attended Central Business College at Sedalia. He then worked in a drug store in Kansas City several years. He was married to Margaret Canning May 18, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan. Margaret had been a former teacher at the Columbia Hall School at Mt. Zion. They lived in Detroit several years where they owned and operated a dairy farm and he worked at Chrysler Tank Plant. In 1943 Margaret's health got bad and they decided to move back to Missouri and bought a farm one mile east of Liberty. He was a livestock farmer there and had a great love for livestock as he had grown up helping his father with his livestock farm. His wife Margaret, passed away October 28, 1959. He continued to live alone on his farm until July 1990, when he developed bad health and went to live with his only sister, Mrs. Owen (Violet) Christian. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Liberty. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret, and his parents. He is survived by his sister Violet Christian; cousins and many friends. Graveside services were held January 14 at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty.

PARK, Carl Edward
b: Jun 26 1931, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 9 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 22 2008 - Carl Edward Park, 77, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 9, 2008, at Westwood in Clinton. He was born June 26, 1931, in Deepwater, the second son of Harley Park and Nellie Schmidt Park. He grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and El Paso, Texas. His family returned to the family farm, which was located in the New Harmony community, when Carl was a freshman in Clinton High School. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1949. Carl married Ann Hollingsworth Park on April 29, 1954. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. He served in active duty in the United States Air Force from 1954-1956. Carl was a supply officer in the 38th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron during the Korean War. He continued to keep in contact with many of his Air Force friends and enjoyed going to several of their reunions. Carl's life centered around his family, friends and church. He always had a smile and, a handshake for all who knew him. He enjoyed farming and raising Missouri Certified Seed of various varieties. Carl was a loving and devoted husband and father. His three children and two grandchildren were the joy of his life. He enjoyed participating in their activities. Carl enjoyed the outdoors. He especially enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking his friends and family out on his pontoon boat. One of his other hobbies was designing models of farm equipment, etc. Carl especially appreciated being a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served as an Elder and on many committees over the years. He loved his Lord and Savior. He was a very special Dad and Grandpa. He preferred to be at home to just enjoy spending time with his family. In fact, he didn't even want to leave his home to go to the hospital. And at the end he was just trying to get home--trying real hard to come home--which he did. He had a strong faith in his Lord. He was in church every Sunday and always an optimist with this faith that never failed him. He was anxious to get back to Clinton and ready to go to his eternal home. He loved animals and being on his farm. He loved the military and was very patriotic. He was very kind and generous. He didn't have an enemy. He just liked everyone. His calming manner was a comfort to his family members. Carl is survived by his wife. Ann, of the home, and three children, Holly Patrick Thornton of Clinton, Christopher Allen Park of Los Angeles and Paige Elizabeth Miller of Clinton; his two grandchildren, Michelle Anne Miller and Matthew Joseph Thornton, both of whom reside in Clinton; his brother, William Park and wife, Jeanne, of San Diego; several cousins, Helen Woirhaye Gieselman of Independence, Paul Woirhaye of Clinton, Geneva Shulse of Clinton, Janet Miller of Trinidad, Colorado, Shirley Gamble of Independence and Mary Blow of Arlington, Virginia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARK, Cecil CHURCH
b: Mar 13 1897, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 1 1991, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Lowry City Cemetery, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Cecil Park was born March 13, 1897, daughter of Herbert William and Lula Cottrel Church. She passed away August 1, 1991 at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. Cecil was born in Brownington, Mo. and was a lifelong area resident. On June 12, 192 she was united in marriage to Verna T. Park of Brownington. To this union two daughters were born, Geneva V. Park on September 24, 1921 and Geneil Park on August 9, 1925. Cecil attended school at Diamond Point, Mo. and was a member of Park Grove Christian Church. Cecil was preceded in death by her husband Verna on February 2, 1983, her daughter Geneil Shoemaker on December 27, 1970, her parents, a sister and brother. She is survived by one daughter Geneva DuVall of Lowry City; one granddaughter Betty Lou Rowe of Grandview; two great-grandchildren, Crystal and Eric; one great-grandson Bryce Justin, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola. Burial was in Lowry City Cemetery.

PARK, Daniel Gregor
b: May 31 1923, LaHarpe, IL
d: Apr 29 2005, Boise, ID
bur: Cremation

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 17 2005 - Daniel Gregor Park, Twin Falls, Idaho, died Tuesday, April 29, 2005, in Boise, Idaho. He was born in LaHarpe, Illinois, May 31, 1923, to Elizabeth (Spiedel) and Jacob Henry Park. He was the youngest of six children. At age 18, he enlisted in the Army and served during the landing on Normandy Beach. He served time in England, France and Germany. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, he came to Idaho to marry his loving sweetheart of 59 years, Cora B. Christiansen. The couple resided in Illinois, where they farmed and Dan took night classes in agriculture. Dan was a member of the Teamsters Union and worked road construction, as well as farming. The family continued to farm in Illinois and Idaho until retirement. Repairmen were not found at the Park residence as Dan was car repairman, appliance repairman, electrician, carpenter and mason. He was a visionary who raised some of the first Charolais cattle in the United States and grafted a wide assortment of fruits and trees. Dan is survived by his wife Cora; five children Francine (Joe) Ogden and their children, Heather and Rob, Michelle Park, Phil Park and his children, Danny and Greg, Elizabeth McCabe and her children, Charlie, Jeremy, Mathew, Breah, Dustii, Michelle and Budd, and Toni Park and her children, Michael, Andrea and Krystal, and 12 great-grandchildren. Dan always took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving and very special to Dan were his nieces and nephews, Linda Lowe, Claudine Lutz, Etta Jean McCleary, Fred Park, Steve Mohr and son Steve Mohr, Pat McGowen, Linda Hooper and Dennis Higgins. Dan was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings and three nieces. Dan was a botanist who took pleasure in planting fruit patches and orchards everywhere he went and even put up with planting flowers for Cora. He taught his children and grandchildren this love of the earth and making things grow and also taught them to strive and succeed. At Dan's wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service was held May 21.

PARK, Earl David
b: Oct 28 1927
d: Feb 8 1993, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Park Family Cemetery, Center Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Earl David Park, 65, Osceola, died Monday, February 8, 1993, at the home. Services will be Friday at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel, Osceola; burial in the Park family cemetery, Roscoe. Mr. Park was a lifelong Osceola area resident. He was a farmer. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rowena Park of the home; six sons, Roger Park, Ron Park, Gail Park, Preston Park and Doug Weant of Osceola, and Carson Park, Clinton; five daughters, Paula Brown, Clinton, Dana Smith, Billings, Mont., Connie Gibbins, Adrian, Gina Sels, Osceola and Lana Sheldon, Colorado Springs, Colorado; two brothers, Jim Park, Lee's Summit, and Bob Park, Lowry City; a sister Dora Kirk, Kansas City, and nine grandchildren.

PARK, Edwin Nathaniel "Bill"
b: Jun 13 1923, near Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Feb 11 2012, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 6 2012 - Edwin Nathaniel (Bill) Park died at Appleton City Manor surrounded by his family on February 11, 2012, at the age of 88. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Bill was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. Although he spent much of his life as a small business owner and operator in Appleton City, his upbringing made him a farmer at heart and he enjoyed nothing better than taking a drive to see how the crops were doing. He was an avid bowler, golfer, historian and storyteller and his sense of humor always brought smiles -- and laughs -- to those around him. Above all, his integrity and strength of character remained a source of solidity for his family. Bill was born near Lowry City on June 13, 1923, the youngest child of Gomer Park and Rosa Belle Snyder Park. The Park and Snyder families first settled in St. Clair County in the 1840s and 1850s. Bill served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of the 3rd Army, 87th Division. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and was among the troops who met the Russian Army in Berlin. At the end of the war, he met Julie Pavlik at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and they were married on March 31, 1946. Bill and Julie settled in Appleton City where they bought the Blue Inn Cafe. In the early 1950s, they moved to Kansas City, but after a few years they returned to Appleton where Bill became the Skelly Oil agent. They repurchased the Blue Inn in the early 1960s and operated it until 1976. He was also engaged in farming with his brother, Ival Park, near Rich Hill and ran a crop-spraying business with his brother-in-law, Gene Niemann. Bill was active in the Appleton City Optimist Club and Service Club, as well as other community organizations, and was a charter member of the Montrose VFW. Bill and Julie moved to Leawood, Kansas, in 1994 to live with their daughter, Joan Hill, and her family. In early 2010, they returned to Appleton City where Bill was a resident at Countryside Estates and Julie at Appleton City Manor. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Julie, who died in 2010; his parents and his two brothers and three sisters, Ival Park, Bernard Park, Nola Park Fitch, Lorene Park Shoemaker and Berniece Park Niemann. He is survived by daughter, Beverly Park Peavler and husband, Jim Peavler, Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughter, Joan Park Hill and husband, Chris Hill, Leawood, Kansas; daughter, Jan Park Huber and husband, Tim Huber, Charlotte, North Carolina; granddaughter, Julie Peavler McCord and husband, Tim McCord, Anaheim, California; grandson, James Peavler of Glendale, Arizona; granddaughter, Lauren Hill of Leawood, Kansas; granddaughter, Brooke Hill of Leawood, Kansas; great-grandson, Brendan McCord of Anaheim, California; granddog, Archie Hill of Leawood, Kansas, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, on Thursday, February 16. Interment was in Appleton City Cemetery.

PARK, Elsie BOLES
b: Nov 17 1919, near Windsor, Pettis Co, MO
d: May 29 2009, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2009 - Elsie Park, 89, Windsor, died Friday evening, May 29, 2009, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Windsor. She was born November 17, 1919, in Pettis County, near Windsor, the daughter of Arthur M. Boles and Eva Mae (Moore) Boles. On August 6, 1961, at the First Christian Church, Windsor, she married Wallace Raymond Park, who preceded her in death on June 18, 1969. Mrs. Park was a homemaker and had worked at the Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years. Elsie had been a member of the Windsor First Christian Church since 1952. She taught the kindergarten Sunday School class for 21 years and was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship (CWF) of the church. Elsie was a babysitter in her home for many children in Windsor. She also worked in the nursery of the First Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of the Windsor VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Whitson, Las Vegas, Nevada; a sister, Edna Reeves, Woodbury, Minnesota; three granddaughters, Susan Sadler, Nancy Bouse and Natasha Goins; four great-grandchildren, Aaron Sadler, Emilee Sadler, Briana Gains and Devin Goins; a nephew, Mike Reeves; a great-nephew, Patrick Reeves, and a cousin, Geneva Miller. In addition to her husband, Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marion Lee Boles, who was killed in World War II, and Claude Ray Boles. Funeral services were Monday, June 1, at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial was in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PARK, Evea SHOEMAKER
b: Aug 18 1911, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Apr 7 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Vansant Road Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 8 2007 - Evea Shoemaker Park died April 7, 2007. She was born August 18, 1911, to Joseph Wayne and Florence A. Purviance Shoemaker in St. Clair County. At an early age she accepted Christ as Savior and was baptized. She loved attending Sunday School and church. Evea was a member of the Clinton Christian Church and the Credo Bible Study Group of Clinton. Evea married Henry C. Park in March 1931 and lived in St. Clair County until moving to the Brownington community in 1936, then to Deepwater, moving to Clinton in 1959. Evea started working at Wetzel Hospital in 1952. She attended evening class and received 400 credit hours. She then passed her state test and became a LPN. She worked in obstetrics and as a surgical nurse until she retired. She assisted in helping the doctor deliver 11 of her 17 grandchildren. Evea was preceded in death by her husband Henry; daughter Betty Sue Roberts; one grandson Bobby Woods; one great-grandson Zack Palmer; her parents; one sister and three brothers. Evea is survived by five children and spouses: Jo Ann and Rolla Underwood of Blue Springs, Roma and Cletus Woods of Clinton, Henry and Kay Ann Park of Independence, Leroy and Jane Park of Lake Winnebago and Gary and Deana Park of rural Clinton; one son-in-law Charles Roberts, Holden; grandchildren, Jacki Terryberry, Roger Underwood, Sondra Simpson, Randall Underwood, Cleta Lorenz, Dixie Wirsig, Lisa Carl, Tammy Park, Keith Park, Connie Fundenburger, Jill Phillips, Philip Roberts, Garyn Park, Derick Park and Alissa Brownfield, as well as 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; one niece and three nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, April 10. Burial was in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery, Clinton.

PARK, Harold L.
b: Jan 14 1928, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co, KS
d: Aug 15 1991, Houston, TX
bur:
Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hill & Son Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Harold L. Park, 63, formerly of Overland Park, Kansas, died at his home in Houston, Texas, on August 15, 1991. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on January 14, 1928, and grew to young manhood in the Montrose area. He attended college at the University of Missouri in Columbia and Kansas City. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having spent a year in occupied Japan. He was a member of the American legion in Overland Park and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8820 in Montrose. He was a CPA in Overland Park, Kansas, for many years. In 1977 he moved to Houston, Texas. At the time of his death he was employed with Pewter Importing Distributors. On April 23, 1949, he was married to Lea Reasons. To this union three children were born, one son Derek Park of Wichita, Ks., and two daughters, Doreen Park of Overland Park, Ks., and Captain Deidre Austin, stationed near London, England. Survivors also include his parents Richard and Ruby Romdall of Montrose; one brother Russell Romdall of Independence; three sisters, Betty Cooper of El Dorado Springs, Linda James of Appleton City, and Mary Jane Locke of Deepwater; four grandchildren, many other relatives and a host of friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were at Eckhoff-Hill Funeral Home in Appleton City, Sunday, August 18, 1991. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery.

PARK, Hattie R. SMALLWOOD
b: Oct 8 1903, Kansas
d: Dec 30 1999, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 10 2000 - Hattie R. Park, daughter of Robert Charles and Sarah (Scott) Smallwood, was born October 8, 1903, in Kansas and died at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton on December 30, 1999, at the age of 96 years. Hattie was a homemaker and was a member of the Clinton Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband Paul W. Park of the home; three stepdaughters, Irma Sonderberg of Sulfur Springs, Texas, Shirley Bomberger of Acorn, Pennsylvania, and Linda Gober of Poolville, Texas; one nephew Junior Jackson of Lowry City; four nieces, Wilda Holsterman of Stockton, Esther Herman of Raytown, Margaret Williams of Clinton and Ruth Braml of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, as well as a number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, January 3. Burial was in the Brooking Cemetery, Raytown.

PARK, Lois C. CORSON
b: Oct 28 1913, Warrensburg, Johnson Co, MO
d: Mar 13 1993, Richmond, Ray Co, MO
bur:
Carpenter Cemetery, Chilhowee, Johnson Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat - Mrs. Lois C. Parks, 79, Richmond, formerly of Windsor, died at 5:45 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 1993 at the home. Mrs. Park was born October 28, 1913 in Warrensburg, to Louis and Leota (Sprague) Corson. She married Harry J. Park of Blairstown on December 22, 1934. He survives, of the home. Survivors include one son, Dean A. Park of St. Louis; one brother, Rex Corson of Windsor; two grandchildren, Keri Park and Stacy Park. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother who died in infancy. Mrs. Park attended Stephens College in Columbia and graduated from CMSU at Warrensburg where she was a member of the Pi Kappa Sigma sorority. She had been a secretary for the Warrensburg Superintendent of Schools and had also been an executive secretary at Seacy and Florsheim Food Brokerage Company in Kansas City for 12 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond. She had lived in Windsor and Kansas City for 12 years before moving to Richmond in 1947. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 16, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, with graveside service at Carpenter Cemetery in Chilhowee.

PARK, Mary J.
b: Nov 30 1841, Indiana
d: Mar 19 1904, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Mar 26 1904 - Never have the people of Brownington been so shocked as by the accident that befell Mrs. A. Q. Park last Saturday. Mrs. Parks was the wife of Abner Q. Park, a highly respected and prosperous farmer living about four miles southeast of town and near Park Grove for many years. Mrs. Park was well known to the people of this town, having delivered butter for many years. Last Saturday, she had delivered her butter as usual and was just returning home, driving her horse, Brown, to a cart. The local freight had just come into town and sidetracked for the 1:17 passenger train. As Mrs. Park neared the train, the horse seemed restless. Mrs. Park spoke to the horse and continued on her way, still watching the freight. As she neared the railroad crossing just south of the depot, the 1:17 passenger train came around the curve. Mrs. Park evidently had not heart it whistle, as she still looked north watching the freight. She was just squarely on the railroad crossing when the passenger train struck her, throwing her about 65 feet, killing her instantly, crushing the back of her head and otherwise injuring her; the horse had its back broken and had to be shot; the cart was completely demolished, its wheels being carried as far as the depot, on the cow catcher. The body of the hapless victim was removed to the home of Mrs. Rogers and word was sent to the aged husband, who by this blow is left entirely alone, having lost their son James about six months ago and from the shock of his death they had never recovered. Mrs. James Park arrived Sunday in time to attend the funeral at the Christian Church.

PARK, Naomi Ann BROWN GARDNER
b: Feb 6 1902, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 22 1952, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Huston-Turner Funeral Home

Windsor Review, Windsor MO, May 22 1952 - Naomi Ann, daughter of Thomas J. and Dora L. Brown was born February, 1902 at Calhoun, and passed away at the Community Hospital in Windsor, May 22, 1952. December 15, 1918, she was married to Ralph Wayne Gardner of Windsor, and to them one daughter Dorothy, now Mrs. Chester Ellis, was born. In 1922, her husband passed away, and in 1924 she was married to Evert Park of Windsor. To them one daughter Faye, now Mrs. Denton Hughes, was born. When a young girl she became a member of the Christian Church at Calhoun, where her membership remained. She is survived by her husband, Evert Park, her daughters, Mrs. Chester Ellis and Mrs. Denton Hughes; her sons-in-law, Chester Ellis and Denton Hughes; two granddaughters, Judith Ellis and Linda Hughes; her mother, Mrs. Dora Brown; three sisters, four brothers, eleven nieces and nephews, and a host of friends who mourn her passing. Her father preceded her in death, June 17, 1948. Funeral services were held at the Huston-Turner Funeral Home, Sunday, May 25. Interment was in Laurel Oak Cemetery.

PARK, Nellie Agnes SCHMIDT
b: Mar 20 1907, Henry Co, MO
d: May 14 2005, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2005 - Nellie Agnes Schmidt Park, 98, Clinton, died early Saturday morning, May 14, 2005, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born March 20, 1907, south of Clinton, in the New Harmony community where she attended New Harmony School. She was the daughter of Carl (Charlie) and Annie Quigg Schmidt. Nellie married Harley Park on June 2, 1926, in Parsons, Kansas. Nellie's life centered around her family, neighbors, friends and church. Her home was always welcoming to all who knew her. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who is remembered fondly for teaching her grandchildren to sew, quilt, cook and other valuable lessons. Always a saver, she had hundreds of spools for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to play with and the button box was great fun, also. Other special memories are of her homemade noodles and rolls which are very missed now at family dinners. Also homemade angel food cakes were enjoyed at every birthday party, including the great-grandchildren's, beaten by hand, by loving hands. Easter egg hunts were anxiously looked forward to on her farm. But what meant the most was the example of living she showed us by her positive attitude. She made the best of her life in all circumstances. She is survived by her two sons and their wives, William Louis Park and Jeanne, San Diego, California, and Carl Edward Park and Ann, Clinton; five grandchildren, Connie Haldiman, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Carole Haldiman, Stevensville, Montana, Holly Patrice Thornton and Paige Elizabeth Miller, Clinton, and Christopher Allen Park, Los Angeles, California; three great-grandchildren, Anthony Dove Harnell, New York City, Michelle Anne Miller and Matthew Joseph Thornton, both of Clinton; six nieces, Helen Gieselman, Independence, Janet Miller, Trinidad, Colorado, Mary Miller, Arlington, Virginia, Shirley Gamble, Independence, and Carolyn Frogge, Pampa, Texas; one nephew Paul Woirhaye, Clinton; also numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two half-sister, Edith Smith and Opal Gull; two sisters, Minnie Woirhaye and Ethel Lee Miller; one brother Calvin Schmidt; two nephews, Charles Woirhaye and Delbert Lee Graham. Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 18, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARK, Paul Wilson
b: Dec 24 1912, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 22 2004, near Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 13 2004 - Paul Wilson Park, son of Milo and Estella (Barber) Park, was born December 24, 1912, in Henry County and died on November 22, 2004, at his home near Deepwater, at the age of 91 years. Paul was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He was a farmer and had lived on the same farm near Deepwater for 90 years. He was a member of the Park Grove Christian Church. He is survived by three daughters, Irma Sonderberg of Winnsboro, Texas, Shirley Bomberger of Akron, Pennsylvania, and Linda Gober of Poolville, Texas; one sister Eva Winters of Iconium, as well as 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Saturday, November 27. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

PARK, Samuel
b: Aug 22 1872, near Mt. Zion, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 1936, 3 mi W of Warsaw, Benton Co, MO

Clinton MO - Samuel Park died at his home three miles west of Warsaw on Highway 18 last Sunday about 6 p.m. after a lingering illness of several months. Deceased, born near Mt. Zion, Henry County, August 22, 1872, was married to Ettie Meacham, November 4, 1894. To their union were born six children. Those living are Mrs. Ruth Holland and Mrs. Lucy Shelton of Wapato, Washington; Mrs. Katie Graham of Appleton City; and Harley Park of Deepwater. He is also survived by four brothers, Geo. and Milo of Mt. Zion, Overton of Ponca City, Okla., and Noah of Tulsa, Okla., and one sister, Mrs. Carrie Edwards of Mt. Zion; also three half brothers, John Holland and Chally Park of Lowry city and David Park of Ohio P.O. and five half sisters, Mesdames Mollie Foster, Mattie Park, Cimantha Bunch and Hannah Terral of Lowry City vicinity and Mrs. Mary Stewart of Deepwater, and seven grandchildren. At an early age, he confessed his faith in Christ and united with the Park Grove Christian church in St. Clair county, Until just a few years ago, he was in business in Deepwater until he moved to Benton county where he died March 8 at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 16 days. When a wee lad people would often give Mr. Park pennies for candy but he always bought nails to build something. So at a very early age he chose to be a carpenter and was always happiest when following this vocation. Many fine homes stand today in Henry and Benton Counties and in the states of Washington and Oregon, showing his skill as a mason, carpenter and interior decorator. for his brother, Noah, he was completing his third modern home, at his death. Many homes in Clinton and Grandview of this state have antiques repaired by this good man. Most of Mr. Park's life was spent in Henry County but several years were spent in Oregon and Washington. In these states his children were born and spent their early childhood. He gave to them a rich heritage of honesty, broadmindedness and faith in the Lord. He ever taught life's finest lesson, to love one's neighbor as himself. His funeral services were conducted at the Park Grove Christian church March 9. Following the rites at the church, his body was laid among his relatives and friends of many years in the Park cemetery. A special feature of the service was that his funeral sermon was preached from a pulpit that he made with his own hands years ago and gave to the church, and the seats of the church were marked off by him. He also drew the plan of the building and built the furniture in it, and the altar at the Deepwater Presbyterian church was also made by him. The family has many friends who share with them in their grief.

PARK, Theda Geneva "Neva"
b: Oct 11 1918, Missouri
d: Nov 11 1935, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: Harmony Cemetery, Monegaw Twp, St. Clair Co, MO

Miss Neva Park, popular and beloved member of the senior class of the Deepwater high school, died Monday morning in a Kansas City hospital, following an appendicitis operation. Her fatal illness was mercifully brief, beginning the preceding Thursday when she became suddenly ill. Neva, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Park, near Ohio Post Office, was about 17 years of age and had spent most of her life in the neighborhood east of Appleton City. Her high school days were spent at Deepwater where she was active in all school affairs. Talented in dramatic representation, she took part in many of the school theatricals, her acting always receiving pleased comments. This year she was leader of the pep squad and her enthusiasm led the squad to do its best cheering in athletic events which Deepwater entered. She was clever and intelligent in her studies, quick to grasp a new subject and eager to learn more. Every student and teacher in the School counted himself as one of her friends, for she was quiet modest and unassuming, possessed of a natural charm and beauty, and had the quality of making lasting friendships. Surviving her are her parents, to whom she was devoted and who gave her a beautiful tenderness and care. There is also a maternal grandmother, Mrs. Murphy, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Park of Ohio Post Office community, surviving. High school at Deepwater dismissed at 11 a. m. Wednesday to attend the funeral which was conducted at Ohio Post Office Christian Church. Burial was in New Harmony Baptist cemetery. (Daughter of Bryan & Opal MURPHY PARK)

PARKER, Cindy K.
b: Sep 6 1962
d: Oct 4 2001, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Hadley Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Oct 5 2001 - Cindy K. Parker, 39, Blairstown, died at her home on Thursday, October 4, 2001. Services are pending at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.

PARKER, Clyde Kenneth
b: Aug 7 1917
d: Feb 4 1994, Hendersonville, Henderson Co, NC

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clyde Kenneth Parker, 76, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Friday, February 4, 1994 in a hospital there. He was buried in the Salada Cemetery there on February 7. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughter Carol Williams, husband and two children; two sisters, Mildred Cleek and family of Colorado and Lorena Powers, husband and family of Clinton. He was born and raised in Henry County but spent his adult life in the United States Army, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan and North Carolina. His employment for many years was with Reliance Rubber Company of Wakefield, Minnesota and Hendersonville, North Carolina.

PARKER, Elliott Major "Ike"
b: Nov 8 1912, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 1 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Elliott M. Parker was born November 11, 1912, in Montrose, the son of Frank and Ollie Rogers Parker. Ike, as he was known to his friends and family, died on Thursday, June 1, 1995, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital at the age of 82. At the onset of World War II Ike enlisted in the United States Navy serving for six years achieving the rank of chief motor machinist's mate. Ike served aboard the USS Ranier during the Philippine Liberation. On the 21st day of January 1947 in San Francisco, California, Ike was honorably discharged from the Navy and returned to Missouri. On August 1, 1948, in Monett, Ike married Wilma Dehn and they began their life together. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and was well-known for his excellent craftsmanship. Ike and Wilma were blessed with two children, Woody and Glenda. Besides his family, friends and his church, Ike had a love for art. He will always be remembered for his beautiful watercolors that hang in many of the homes and businesses in this area. Ike was a promoter of art organizing and participating in many art shows and exhibits. He was a member of the Missouri Council for the Arts, and the Clinton Art Association. But not only was Ike active in art but also in his church and community. He was a former elder of the Christian Church, former Henry County Museum Board member and a former Clinton city councilman. Ike is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Wilma of the home; his son, Woodrow A., and daughter, Glenda, and husband Russ Hann; his four grandchildren that he loved dearly, Jake and Lucas Hann and Hannah and Allison Parker, all of Clinton; two brothers, Woodrow Parker, also of Clinton, and Howard Parker of Monett. Funeral services were Monday, June 5, at the Christian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PARKER, Ellis Benton
b: Feb 6 1853, Hendricks Co, IN
d: Aug 20 1935, Okmulgee, OK
arr: Ward Funeral Home

Ellis B. Parker, 83, died at 10:30 p.m. yesterday at the home of his son, Clyde C. Parker, 612 North Bryan avenue. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending arrival of relatives. His body is at the Ward Funeral home. He is survived besides his son, by his wife of the same address; other sons, Ernest Parker of Shawnee, and Ervin Parker of Wichita; daughters, Maud Parker of Libanan, Kan, and Mrs. Stella Brooks of Okmulgee; and a sister, Mrs. Etta Hatton of Creighton, Mo. (NOTE: Ellis Benton Parker was born Feb 6 1853 in Hendricks County, Indiana and died Aug 20 1935 in Okmulgee, OK. Ellis and his wife, Louisa Jane Holloway were married in 1877 in Henry Co. This family floated between Cass and Henry Co., living around Creighton. Their daughter Letha May Parker Alexander was b. in Henry Co., in 1893. Ellis' parents were Samuel Parker and Mary Adams, both buried in Page Cemetery, Bogard Twp, Henry Co., MO.)

PARKER, Floy Grace WILSON
b: Feb 11 1899, near Hartwell, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 17 1952, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Floy Grace Parker, daughter of Lewis R. and Julia A. Carver Wilson, was born February 11, 1899, near Hartwell, Mo. and died January 17, 1952 at her home in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services for Mrs. Lenzie Parker were held Sunday January 20 at the Vansant Funeral Chapel. She was an eighth grade graduate of Marvin School in the community where she was reared, then attended Clinton High school and studied two years at Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo. She was a bright and interesting girl, and her fine personality made her a general favorite with friends and in the family of eight children of which she was the youngest. She was united in marriage to Lenzie O. Parker Sept. 27, 1926, and to this union two children were born, Mrs. Virginia Ruth Bowes and William R. Parker. A member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Parker was always present for services and active in this work so long as her health permitted. Hers was a fine, consecrated Christian spirit and that enabled her to come through five or more years of intense suffering without complaint and with a cheerfulness that was an inspiration to others. Surviving are the husband and two children, above mentioned, and brothers and sisters as follows: J. O. Wilson, Hartwell, Mo, N. E. Wilson, Chilhowee, Mo., G. A. Wilson, Mrs. John (Dela) Stevens, and Miss Luella Wilson, Clinton, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, and friends. A large crowd filled the Vansant chapel for last rites, indicating the high esteem in which she was held.

PARKER, Ina Lloy SNODGRASS
b: Sep 12 1904, Bates Co, MO
d: Aug 31 1991, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Bates Co, MO
arr:
Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Ina Lloy Parker was born September 12, 1904, in Bates County, the daughter of William Robert Snodgrass and Etheldia Jane Radford. She died Saturday, August 31, 1991, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler at the age of 86. Ina, a lifelong resident of Bates County, was born and raised in this farming community. She was one of a family of five, having a twin sister, a brother, and two other sisters. On August 4, 1928, she married Marvin Alfred Parker and to this union five children were born. Her career was that of a farmer's wife and full-time mother. She belonged to the Methodist Church in Spruce and later attended the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. She and Marvin raised five children of whom she was very proud and paid careful attention to the rhyming of their names - Jewell Faye, Ina Mae, Allen Ray, Alvin Jay and Marvin Daye. This family tradition has continued through most of their grandchildren. She not only raised five children, but welcomed many farm hands as part of their family, too - including the cooking and laundry. As a mother, she worried about her children and grandchildren and prayed constantly for their health and safety. She was a good mother, but more - she was "mother" to her own mother and mother in-law, taking care of them in the home. Of comfort to all, she was always wearing a pleasant smile and could light up any room. More importantly, she was a Christian woman and enjoyed attending church, singing, and being active in her church circle when she was able. Whether it's Ina, Mother, Mom, Grandma or Friend, she will be remembered and dearly missed by many. She is survived by her husband, Marvin, of the home; three sons of Butler, Allen and wife, Donna, Dr. A. Jay and wife, Judy, and Marvin Daye, and wife Terri; two daughters Jewell Faye White of Urich, and Ina Mae Thomas, and husband Ray, of Butler; a twin sister, Nina Russell of Butler; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Snodgrass and two sisters, Ruby Herman and Leona Herman. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3, 1991, at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

PARKER, John A.
b: Jan 31 1935
d: Feb 1 1994, Chillicothe, Livingston Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John A. Parker, 409 Webster Street, Chillicothe, died early Tuesday morning, February 1, 1994. Mr. Parker was a teacher and basketball coach at Calhoun High School from 1962-1966. Services are scheduled for Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Knob Noster. - Holdren Funeral Home, 210 W. McPherson, Knob Noster, MO

PARKER, Juanita Lindsay GROFF MILLER
b: Aug 21 1915, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 30 2006, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery GA-GU, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 13 2006 - Juanita Lindsay Miller Parker was born august 21, 1915, in Henry County, the daughter of George Edward and Lelia Vatelle (Logan) Groff. She died at Golden valley Hospital, Clinton, on October 30, 2006, at the age of 91 years. Juanita was a manager and trainer for Montgomery Ward for many years. She was married to Lee Miller on December 12, 1945, and he preceded her in death on June 3, 1976. She was later married to Woodrow Parker on November 27, 1982, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 2000. Juanita also was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lelia Groff; four brothers, Clay, Jack, Hugh and John Groff; a sister, Mildred Smith, and another infant sister. Juanita is survived by a stepson, David Parker of Forsyth; two stepdaughters, Sharon Harken, Keukuk, Iowa, and Kathy Parker, Ames, Iowa; one sister Mary Virginia Pressgrove, Clinton; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, November 1. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

PARKER, June Mayvorite STILLMAN
b: Mar 24 1911, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Feb 8 2011 - June M. Parker, daughter of John and Delcie Ann (Booth) Stillman was born March 24, 1911, in Clinton. She died on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, at the age of 99 years. June was married to O. V. "Bill" Parker, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Clinton Christian Church, where she was active in the choir, the C.W.F. and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a Past Noble Grand of the Roberta Rebekah Lodge, Clinton. June was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Parker; one son, Roger Clark Parker, and four siblings. She is survived by her sons, O.V. "Bud" Parker and wife Dorothy, Windsor, and John Parker and wife Sandra, Clinton' five grandchildren, April Mann and husband Tony, Gretchen Miekley and husband Dwayne, and Sarah Royal and husband Jason, all of Springfield, Mike Parker and wife Missy, Spokane, Washington, and Danny Parker and wife Joan, Richland, Washington; six great-grandchildren, Madison and Weston Miekley, Bret and Eva Mae Royal, Ashten Parker and Jennifer Parker; a sister-in-law, Wilma Parker, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 18. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery.

PARKER, Milton Ray
b: Mar 31 1915, near Alberta, Henry Co, MO
d: May 14 1940, near Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, June 1940 - Accidental Shot Fatal To Ray Parker - Blairstown Young Man Killed Near Home Tuesday Morning after Hunting Crows with Shot Gun - W. C. Merrill Finds Body - No Inquest Held - Ray Parker, two miles west of Blairstown, was accidentally killed Tuesday morning when returning to his home after hunting crows. He was found about 1:00 p.m. lying on his back, his arms outstretched near a stump from which he had apparently fallen as he attempted to climb the woven wire fence near the farm of a neighbor, W. C. Merrill. The gun was on the opposite side of the fence, the barrel pointing toward the body with the left chamber discharged. The shot had entered Parker's left side near the heart. Death was instantaneous, according to Dr. S. B. Hughes, coroner, who viewed the body, deeming no inquest necessary. Scratches on the gun and rust knocked from the wire fence gave evidence the gun had fallen from Parker's hands. According to the coroner, the young man had been dead several hours when found by Mr. Merrill, who had gone in search of him. Mrs. Merrill had gone to the Parker home about 11:00 a.m. to get Ray to help Mr. Merrill with the brooder house, to be told he had gone crow hunting. Mrs. Parker said she would send her son to the Merrill's as soon as he returned. When he did not come back Mrs. Parker became alarmed and Mr. Merrill went in search of his neighbor, soon finding the dead body. He summoned help and notified County Coroner, Dr. S. B. Hughes, and Sheriff Dalton Davis, who went at once to the scene accompanied by Sheriff Davis' assistant, Harry Gumm; prosecuting attorney, Chas Hassett and circuit clerk, John Wall. Ray Parker and Mr. Merrill were the closest of friends, as Ray had proven such a good neighbor since moving to an adjoining farm. Both were interested in all plant and animal life, so they shared work and ideas, often discussing methods of value to each. Ray had ever been interested in raising livestock and had a fine bunch of young Whiteface calves at the time of his accidental death. His farm was in order and the planting ahead of many of his neighbors. Milton Ray Parker was born near Alberta, six miles east of Clinton, March 31, 1915. From the Alberta neighborhood the Parker family changed residence to west of Calhoun and from there in February, 1939, moved to the Blairstown community, going this spring to the farm, 1 1/2 miles west of Blairstown, where deceased and his mother, Mrs. Annie S. Parker, made their home, and where the young man had planted all his kaffir and all but ten acres of his corn for this year; had sowed a field of oats, also tended his fall crops. He had been hunting crows as they had been preying on their chickens. The past five or six years he and his mother had been close companions, he shouldering the family cares. He is survived by his mother of the home; his father, A. L. Parker, of near Ft. Lyon, Mo., three sisters, Mrs. Tony Cleek, near Blairstown, Mrs. Charles Powers, Shawnee Mound, and Mrs. Neal Hartle, North Fourth Street, Clinton; also two brothers, Melvin Parker, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Clyde Parker, Pierce, Idaho. The time of the funeral awaits word from the brothers, but it is planned to hold the services at the Clinton Christian Church, Rev. Pal Stauffer to officiate. Burial in Englewood under direction of Wilkinson Funeral service.

PARKER, Nancy V. McKINNEY
b: Aug 7 1883, Yancey Co, NC
d: May 5 1954, Missouri
bur:
Mullin Cemetery, White Oak Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. W. M. Parker died May 5, 1954. Funeral services for Nancy V. Parker, Creighton, were conducted May 8 at the First Baptist church in Creighton, Mo. Internment was in Mullin cemetery west of Urich, Mo. Nancy V. McKinney was born August 7, 1883, in Yancey County N. C., one of six children of Samuel D. and Frances G. McKinney. Two brothers., William and Henry preceded her in death. When about six years old she moved with her parents to Hickory County, Mo. near Weableau, Mo. where she grew to young womanhood. On Dec, 21, 1902, she married W. M. Parker at the home of her parents. To this union were born five daughters and two sons. They later moved near Urich in the Hickory Grove neighborhood and in recent years resided at Creighton, Mo. In January, 1902, she united with the Union Hill Christian church near Weaubleau Mo. and on Aug 22, 1926, with the Hickory Grove Baptist church. After moving to Creighton she became a charter member of the First Baptist church there. Mrs. Parker was a devoted and faithful wife and mother whose greatest interest was her home. She was especially happy when she could have her children and grandchildren with her. Survivors are the husband of the home; five daughters, Mrs. Mae Estep, Creighton, Mrs. Frank (Nellie) Burkart, Springfield, Mo., Mrs. Harley (Neva) Kenagy Garden City, Mo., Mrs. Russell (Eva) Cumpton, Adrian, Mo., and Mrs. Gilbert (Frances) Pullen, Jr., Urich, Mo., two sons, Lenzie O. Parker and William Herbert Parker, Wichita, Ks.; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers John McKinney, Collins, Mo., and R. B. McKinney, Palm Beach Calif.; one sister, Mrs. J. G. Cordell R. 5, Clinton; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

PARKER, Ray Harden
b: Jul 23 1898, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 26 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Teays Chapel Cemetery, Bear Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, November 1940 - Ray Parker, son of former City Police Judge, Frank C. Parker, of Clinton, came to a sad death about 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, by a self inflicted rifle shot in his left temple. He had not been well, and earlier that morning had been to the office of Dr. S. B. Hughes for medicine then returned to the home of his father where he and his bride of a few months were making their home until their own distinctive stone house on South Water Street was completed. About 11:00 a.m., Mr. Parker told his wife that he was going to his blacksmith shop on Center Street and when at 12:30 he had not returned his brother, Elliott Parker, went to the shop to tell him to come to dinner. He arrived to find the front door locked but looking through a window he saw the body of his brother lying near the back of the shop. He hurried to get the sheriff, who summoned the coroner, and on their return found the back door unlocked and entered there. Ray Harden Parker, eldest son of the 11 children of Judge Frank Parker and his wife, the late Ollie Ann Rogers Parker, whose death occurred September 5, 1938, was born July 23 1898, near Teays Chapel and was a graduate of Antioch School. The family moved to Clinton in 1921 where he had since made his home and had established himself in business, being an expert in iron work and a skilled mechanic in all types of blacksmithing. The handsome iron work at the courthouse is a sample of his craftsmanship and he also did much work on the new cemetery fence, still under construction. His abilities also extended to architectural and cement lines, and so exact and complete was his knowledge of them that he designed and had done practically all the work on the two story rock house on South Water Street that was to have been his home and while not quite complete, in construction it is one of the most distinctive residences in Clinton. Miss Bernice Vansant, daughter of Frank Vansant, and the late Susan Miller Vansant, well known South Henry County residents, had become his bride September 2, 1940. Mr. Parker was a former member of the Masonic and Elks lodges, a man who held the respect of his fellow citizens and the full love and sympathy of his family and friends. A quiet man, whose tastes were simple and his ambitions worthy, he leaves to mourn his death his stricken widow and father, one sister, Mrs. Goldie Parks, of Appleton City and six brothers, Elliot of the home; Hal R. and O. V. of Clinton; Clay E. Parker of Noel, Howard F. Parker of Cassville, and Woodrow Parker of Pasadena, Calif. Funeral services will be held at Teays Chapel Friday afternoon (subject to change).

PARKER, Vina TURNER
b: abt 1861, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 3 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, October 1935 - Mrs. W. H. Parker Dead - The spirit of Mrs. W. H. Parker, 11 East Elm street, left its earthly abode at 7:40 Thursday morning, October 3, bringing to an end many years of failing heath which was climaxed with a brief but intense illness. Mrs. Parker had been a semi-invalid since 1906 when a beloved son, Elbert, was lost at sea. Her husband had given her tender care through all her years of illness with a companionship that was beautiful in its willingness and devotion. April 26 of this year Mr. Parker died suddenly, and with his passing her desire to live seemed to leave. She was bedfast only a few days before her death and became much worse about 5 p.m. the preceding Monday. A brother, John Turner, died in March of this year, taking the last of her family. She had been cared for since Mr. Parker's death by a niece, Mrs. Mamie Walrath, as rheumatism and heart trouble made it difficult for her to get about. Vina Turner was born 74 years ago near Leesville, and here grew to young womanhood. She and W. H. Parker were joined in marriage, March 30, 1880, and more than 55 years of devoted companionship was theirs. They lived on a farm the first years of their marriage, then came to Clinton about 40 years ago, where Mr. Parker ran a dairy wagon, was employed in the Messick barns, raised fine horses, worked at the ice plant, and in his sunset years cared for the Jersey cows which supplied milk for the butter they sold, also kept a carefully tended vegetable garden. Mrs. Parker was an excellent homemaker and a superb cook and delighted in keeping her home meticulously neat and clean and well managed, although she was not able to do all the work herself. She and her husband were very close to each other, and her sons afforded her great joy and pride. Surviving Mrs. Parker are her two sons, Walter of New Jersey, who came for the funeral, and Rolla of Los Angeles. Mrs. Parker's church membership was with the Christian Church and she lived a consistent Christian life, although health prevented her from attending church services. The funeral was conducted at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Englewood.

PARKER, Willis H.
b: Sep 17 1857, near Roseland, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 26 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Clinton, MO, May 1935 - The death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Parker on East Elm street at 12:15 Friday morning, April 26, and parted companions of more than 55 years when W. H. Parker answered the last summons and entered eternity. He had not been well and had suffered with heart trouble for some weeks but it was not considered serious because Mrs. Parker had been in real poor health for some years. Thursday night she arose for medicine, when she heard him call that he was ill. She gave him medicine, but they had no telephone and it was some time before she could arouse neighbors as she was scarcely able to get out of the house. Death came before assistance arrived. W. H. Parker was born September 17, 1857, near Roseland. His parents died when he was quite young and he was raised by relatives. He was married to Vina Turner, March 30, 1880 and their union has been one of sweet companionship and true devotion to each other. They founded their home with little more than love, but with frugal living they prospered and became owners of several houses and a farm. During the time of financial stress the past few years, they have generously aided many of their friends who found the financial road too rough. They were given three sons, Elbert, Walter and Rolla. Elbert was lost at sea in 1906 and his body has never been recovered, and since then Mrs. Parker has been a semi-invalid. Her husband gave her every care since her health failed, assisted in the housework which she was unable to do alone, and watched her carefully and tenderly that she might regain some of her health. They always had something to do together, something to accomplish, and even the last few years when she was able to do but little work, he milked his Jersey cows and she made butter which they sold. The first 15 years of their marriage was on a farm, then they came to Clinton where they lived about 40 years. He ran a dairy wagon for awhile, and was employed in the Messick barns. He liked livestock, especially good horses, and owned a number of fine, highly bred horses. At one time he was also employed by the ice plant. The Parker garden was always remarkable for its variety and earliness, and this year his garden is one of the first, far ahead of the others, for it was the pride of his heart that he had fresh vegetables from his garden the earliest of anyone. He loved flowers and many fragrant and gaily colored blossoms brightened the front year and parking. Many years ago Mr. Parker joined the Christian Church and lived a consistently good Christian life thereafter. Mr. Parker is the last of his family. His wife survives with their two sons, Rolla of Los Angeles, and Walter of New York, who came for the funeral. Services were Monday at the home. Burial was in Englewood.

PARKER, Woodrow A. "Woody"
b: Nov 8 1953, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 19 2012
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Woodrow "Woody" A. Parker, age 58, of Clinton, Missouri passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2012 as a result of a car accident. Memorial Services will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Woody was born in Clinton, Missouri the son of Elliott Major "Ike" and Wilma Mae (Dehn) Parker. He worked for the Carpenter's Union. Woody was a member of the Elks Lodge, Carpenter's Union and a member of the Clinton Christian Church. Woody was an avid hunter. He enjoyed hunting deer, turkey and phesants. He is survived by two daughters, Hannah Parker and Allison Parker both of Kansas City, Missouri, one sister, Glenda Hann and husband Russ of Clinton, Missouri and mother Wilma Parker of Clinton.

PARKER, Woodrow W.
b: Nov 6 1912, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 18 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 10 2000 - Woodrow W. Parker was born on November 6, 1912, at Montrose, the first of twins born to Frank and Ollie Rogers Parker. He and his brother Elliot M. Parker, were the seventh and eighth in a family of nine children. Elliot preceded him in death in 1995. Woodrow died March 18, 2000, at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation center in Clinton at the age of 87 years. Woodrow attended high school in Clinton and graduated in 1932. He was employed by the American Service Co. until the fall of 1936, then moved to California where he worked for a construction company, served his apprentice ship in the construction field and attended night school. While in California he met Harriet Nielsen of Dike, Iowa. They were married on September 20, 1911, at Fredsville Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa. When World War II broke out, he worked at several Army bases in the Midwest, then joined the U.S. Navy as a chief carpenter's mate. He was assigned to a repair ship in the Western Fleet. He received an honorable discharge in January 7, 1946, and moved his young family to Dike, Iowa. There he established and managed his own construction business. During the next 30 years he built many homes and farm buildings throughout Grundy County and adjacent communities. His wife passed away in 1954, leaving him with three small children. He remained an active citizen and a member of the Fredsville Lutheran Church. He served on the Church Council as chairman of the Building Committee and on the Planning Committee for the Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He was actively involved in local politics, served two terms as mayor of Dike, and six years on the Grundy County Board of Supervisors. He was a member of the American Legion Post and the Masonic Order. After retirement, Woodrow devoted more time to his favorite hobbies, painting and fishing. He was a member of the Waterloo Art Association and received several awards in area art shows for his work. In 1982, Woodrow married Juanita Groff Miller, his former classmate from Clinton High School. They made their home in Clinton since that time. He is survived by his wife Juanita of the home; his three children, Sharon Ann Harken and husband Dr. Russell Harken, Keokuk, Iowa, Kathleen Rae Parker of Ames, Iowa and David Elliot Parker of Harcourt, Iowa; one brother, Howard Parker of Monett; two grandchildren, Sue Ann Harken and Dean Russell Harken, and two step-grandchildren, Autumn Schmoker and Forrest Schmoker and one great-granddaughter Paige Caroline Harken. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Tuesday, March 21. On Thursday, March 23, funeral services were held at the Fredsville Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Burial was in the Fredsville Cemetery, Cedar Falls, Iowa.

PARKS, Alma WESTBROOK
b: Mar 4 1907, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 8 1992, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Alma Parks, daughter of Clarence and Mae Westbrook, was born March 4, 1907, in Henry County and passed away December 8, 1992, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, at the age of 85. She had lived in Calhoun for the last 23 years. She was married to Hugh Franklin Parks who preceded her in death in 1985. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Congregation in Clinton. She is survived by two sons, Earl Parks, Huntsville, and Forrest L. Parks, Calhoun; one brother, Clarence Westbrook, Pullman, Washington; two sisters, Maude McNeely, Clovis, California, and Hattie Finley, Ojai, California, as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Delford Parks; one grandson, Randy Parks; three sisters, and one brother. Graveside services were held Thursday, December 10, 1992, at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Pall bearers were grandsons, Monte Dale Park, Russel Keith Parks, Wesley Parks, Joseph Parks, Christopher Parks and Jonathan Parks. Burial was held at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Alvin Kent "Babe"
b: Nov 8 1938, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 17 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 9 2007 - Alvin Kent "Babe" Parks, son of Elbert Lewis and Mildred Lavone (Fewell) Parks, was born November 8, 1938, in Brownington. He died at his home in rural Clinton on March 17, 2007, at the age of 68 years. Alvin worked for the Missouri Kansas and Texas (MKT) Railroad as a track inspector for over 30 years before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Mildred and a daughter Angie. Alvin is survived by his wife Paula of the home; four sons, Jason Parks, Clinton, Kent Parks, Keith Parks and Carl Parks, all of Sedalia; two daughters, Kathy Black of Sedalia and Tammy True of Nix; two stepsons, Travis Burchett and Tyler Hackelman, both of El Dorado Springs; one grandson Sam Parks, Clinton; one brother Elbert Gene Parks, Olean, and four sister, Charlotte Everett, Clinton, Louise Marshall, Malakoff, Texas, Hazel Blomert of Rockville and Marian Winkel of Greenwood. Funeral services were held at Parks Chapel Baptist Church on Thursday, March 22. Interment was in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

PARKS, Anna A.
b: Aug 16 1869, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 14 1886, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Nov 20 1886 - The sudden death of Miss Anna Parks, which occurred so unexpectedly last Sunday morning, sent a throb of sorrow throughout the city. With only her mother and Dr. Britts in attendance, without any premonitions, she passed suddenly into the spirit life. Her recovering had been hoped for, indeed had become an expected fact, and whether internal injuries, caused by inhalation of the flames, or blood poisoning, producing complete inflammation, were causes for her sudden death are not known. The funeral was at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, admist multitudes of sorrowing classmates, sympathizing friends and society companions. She was laid to final rest in Englewood. The Chautauqua Literary Circle, of which she was a member, attended in a body. The upper rooms of Franklin school were dismissed and large delegations of students from Baird College were present. The pulpit and altar were decorated with exquisite work of rare flowers, while numerous emblems were placed with loving hands upon the coffin. Anna A., youngest child of Judge James and Mrs. Mary Parks, was born in Clinton August 16th, 1869 and died Sunday, November 14, 1886. The youngest of five brothers and one sister, she was the beloved of the household and the first to be taken away. Judge Parks had lately completed a house in the suburbs of the city and moved into it but a short time before the terrible accident occurred, which caused her death. The rest of the children are married and settled in homes of their own and Anna was the life and joy of the new home, making her loss doubly sad.

PARKS, Anna May JAMES
b: Sep 13 1910, Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 25 1996, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Landaker Cemetery, Butler Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Anna May Parks was born September 13, 1910, in Lowry City, to Henry Ersten and Scelia Frances North James. She died March 25, 1996, at the Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola. On July 30, 1933, Anna May was baptized at Sherman Camp. She attended the high Hill Baptist Church. In November 1943 Anna May was united in marriage to Ira Urban Parks. Their early married life was spent in Henry County in the Mt. Zion area. They moved to the Lowry City area in the mid-1950's where Ira engaged in farming and operated a sawmill. Anna May was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, on April 1, 1979; her parents; three brothers, Charlie James, Glen James and Mirl James; three sisters, Opal Weber, Lena Bright and Cleta Duffes. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Reva Brown of Windsor; two brothers, John James of Clinton and Earl James of Kansas City; one sister, Grace Gieseker of Denver, Colorado; two granddaughters, Gina Simmons of Jacksonville, Ark., and Deborah Sherrer of Windsor; two great-grandchildren, Johnathan and Christina Sherrer of Windsor, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were Friday, March 29, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel. Burial was in Landaker Cemetery.

PARKS, Audrey Jenevieve JENNINGS
b: Feb 20 1908, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 8 1995, Lawrence, Douglas Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Audrey J. Parks, 87, Lawrence, died Wednesday, March 8, 1995, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. She was born February 20, 1908, in Henry County, the daughter of William C. and Mollie Journey (Chelver) Jennings. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. She lived in Calhoun, then moved to Lawrence. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church, Lawrence. She married Loyd A. Parks in 1921 in Kansas City. He preceded her in death in April of 1972. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Jarvis in 1960, and a son, Wilbur Parks in 1992. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Viebrock, Lawrence, and Betty Parks, Holtwood, Pa.; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are Friday, March 10, at the First Baptist Church, Lawrence. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. - Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, Kansas.

PARKS, Bird Deatherage
b: May 8 1818, Lincoln Co, KY
d: Sep 12 1903, near Thrush, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Sep 26 1903 - Bird D. Parks, who helped lay out the town of Leesville, died September 12, 1903 at the home of his son, T. B., near Thrush, aged 85 years. born May 1818 in Lincoln county, Ky. He was the fourth son of Peyton and Rebecca Parks and the last survivor of eight children. He came to Missouri in 11837; married Lourinda J. Lee in 1840 and came to Henry county the same year, settling on a farm south of Coal. He and brother-in-law, A. J. Lee, built a store and laid out the town of Leesville, selling goods hauled in wagons from Boonville. In his latter years, he became afflicted with cancer, which he had removed three times. Five children are left to mourn the loss of a kind father, four having passed to the Great Beyond. The funeral was held under auspices of the Masonic fraternity and his remains interred in the Calhoun cemetery, by the side of his wife who died in December 1893.

PARKS, Birdie Lorene WITHERSPOON
b: Feb 6 1901
d: Jan 1982, Plattsburg, Clinton Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Funeral services for Mrs. Birdie Lorene Parks, 80, were Tuesday at Sickman-Dunning Funeral Home, and burial in Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington. Mrs. Parks died Sunday at the Clinton Manor Nursing Home in Plattsburg. Survivors include a son, Sherman Parks of Independence; two daughters, Harriet Parks of Wilmore, KY, and Mrs. Elmo (Birdie) McClung of Windsor; one brother, Sherman Witherspoon of Berkeley, CA, and one sister, Mrs. Roy Turner, of Berkeley, CA.

PARKS, Bonnie Joyce TRENT
b: Feb 25 1929, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 12 2002, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 28 2002 - Bonnie Joyce Parks, daughter of Art and Gracie Trent, was born February 25, 1929, in Clinton, and died January 12, 2002, at the age of 72 years in Kansas City. She was a graduate of Clinton High School. She was married to Monte D. Parks, Jr., who preceded her in death. She was a LPN surgical scrub nurse for Wetzel Hospital, Clinton. She was a member of the International Order of Rainbow Girls. Bonnie is survived by three sons, Monte D. Parks III of Topeka, Kansas, Martin T. Parks of Lake Stevens, Washington, and Merritt T. Parks of Kansas City; one daughter, Melanie B. Parks of Lynnwood, Washington, as well as eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, January 17. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Carl Albert
b: Feb 23 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 22 1918, Moline, IL
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
The Rock Island Argus, Feb. 27, 1918 - Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Parks are grieving over the loss of their son, Carl Albert, 14 years old, who passed away at 9:15 last evening in the home, Thirty-first street and Twenty-third avenue, Moline, having been ill one week with scarlet fever. The boy was born Feb. 23, 1904, at Clinton, Mo., and came to Moline with his parents seven years ago. He attended the Fairfield school and the Sunday school class of the Gordon Memorial chapel. He leaves his parents and a brother, Claudie, at home who is also ill with the same disease. The remains will be placed in a vault until the quarantine is lifed, when they will be sent to Clinton, Mo., for internment. Short serevices were held this afternoon in the home.

PARKS, Clifford Irvin
b: May 29 1910, Brownington, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 23 1995, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hackleman & Sons Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Clifford Irvin Parks, 85, Filley, died Sunday, July 23, 1995, at the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 29, 1910, at Brownington, the son of Royal Parks and Willie Cox Parks. He was united in marriage to Stella McLerran on February 7, 1934, at Clinton. They had four children. Mr. Parks farmed all his life, starting around Brownington then moving around Deepwater and later to Appleton City. He later moved to Filley where he resided until his illness. He was a Baptist. One of his greatest joys in life was his coon hunting and the love of his dogs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella; an infant son; a daughter, Betty Mae; his parents; one sister, Mildred Lewis and two brothers, Noah and Clayton Parks. He is survived by two daughters, Eileen Regers and her husband, Richard of Hume, and Elaine Hempstead and her husband, Stanley of Quinlow, Texas; four grandchildren, Doug Regers and his wife, Sherry of Hume, Teresa Wright and her husband, Jimmy of Quinlow, Texas, Alan Hempstead and his wife, Holly of Aubrey, Texas, and Gail Barnes and her husband, Chris of Quinlow, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren and one sister, Jane Schmidli of Clinton. He is also survived by Mary Sallee, his close friend and neighbor of Filley, and a host of friends and other family. Funeral services for Mr. Parks will be held at the Hackleman Chapel in ElDorado Springs. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

PARKS, Cordelia B. SANDUSKEY
b: Feb 22 1859
d: Jul 31 1904, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Aug 6 1904 - Mrs. Jim Parks of Deepwater had quite a sad accident July 31. She poured coal oil on the wood in the cook stove and it took fire and exploded the can in her hands. Her clothing caught fire and she ran out and her husband threw a blanket over her, but all of her clothing burned off and she died at 4 the same day.

PARKS, Delford Hugh
b: Mar 1933, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 3 1948, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Eye, Jan 8 1848 - Delford Hugh Parks, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parks of south of Coal, died about noon Saturday at the Mercy Hospital from that dreaded and incurable disease leukemia, in which the white corpuscles destroy the red. He had been at the hospital four months and all that was possible was done for him but to no avail. Delford was born in March, 1933, in the Mound Springs neighborhood on the farm still occupied by his parents and younger brothers Forest and Wesley. A quiet and reserved youth and loved by all, he had attended the Mound Springs School and was of the faith of Jehovah's Witnesses. Being more or less pale and seldom participating in active sports might have been due for some time to the existing condition of the blood, which was not serious, however, until a few months ago. Also surviving him are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook of the state of California. Gene Evans of Jehovah's Witnesses, conducted the funeral services Monday at the Consalus and Peck Funeral Home. Interment was at Englewood.

PARKS, Dorothy F. JONES
b: Aug 24 1925, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 20 2008, near Pleasant Hill, Cass Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Dorothy F. Parks, 82, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Monday, August 24, 1925 in Clinton, Missouri, the daughter of Charles and Peggy (Wine) Jones. She departed this life Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at her home near Pleasant Hill On May 6, 1943, Dorothy was united in marriage to James T. Parks in Clinton, Missouri; he preceded her in death on April 16, 2007. Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a member of the Coleman Baptist Church and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4409 of Harrisonville. Besides her parents, and her husband she was preceded in death by 2 daughters Kelly Charlene Parks and Carla Faye Parks. She is survived by her daughter Tamara I. Thomas of Pleasant Hill; 2 sons Marlin R. (and Linda), and Larry Leeman all of Clinton, Missouri; 2 brothers Bill Ritchey of Texas and Walley Ritchey of Oklahoma; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be held at the Parks Chapel Cemetery, near Tightwad, Missouri at a later date.

PARKS, Dorothy Jane ORTON
b: Jul 6 1919
d: Sep 28 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 29 2004 - Dorothy Jane Parks, 85, died Tuesday, September 28, 2004, in her home at Clinton. She was the daugher of Arthur and Samantha Orton. She was married to Owen Parks. She was a homemaker. She worked at Dairy Queen and was an operator at the telephone office. She also gave piano lessons. She was a member of the Tebo Baptist Church. Surviving are husband Owen Parks of the home; one son Kenneth Parks and wife Susie, Clinton; daughter Linda Stone and husband Jim, Clinton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews. Her parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 30, at Consalus Chapel. Interment will be in Englewood Cemetery.

PARKS, Elmer Louis
b: 1901, North Dakota
d: Sep 25 1937, 4 mi S of Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Charles Rickett

Clinton MO, Sep 1937 - Louis Parks, 36-year-old farmer of four miles south of Coal, instantly killed himself with a .12 gauge single barrel shot gun about 6:00 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Parks arose as usual and went tot he barn where he pointed the gun at his heart and in some way pulled the trigger, killing himself instantly. He fell on the hay in the barn loft. His wife was awakened, possibly by the shot and arising and going into the kitchen, she found a note on his plate on the table, telling her where to find him. Investigating she discovered him in the barn loft dead. She immediately called Dr. E. C. Peelor of Clinton. No reason could be found for Mr. Parks, who was in apparent good health, to wish to end his life. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Parks of near Gaines and live don his farm with his wife and three children. Dr. Peelor found the roads to the Parks home extremely bad and stopped in Coal to get someone to drive him the remainder of the way. As the county coroner, Dr. S. B. Hughes, was gone on his vacation, Dr. Peelor reported the suicide to the sheriff and prosecuting attorney, who, upon hearing the facts, determined that a coroner's inquest would be unnecessary. Deceased was born in North Dakota about 36 years ago, and when small, was brought back to Henry County when his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Parks, bought their present farm in the Gaines neighborhood. Here is was reared and became a member of the Stone's Mission Baptist church and attended until it was destroyed by fire in 1928. He was united in marriage to Miss Lorene Witherspoon about 1928, and to this union were born three children who survive: Sherman 7, Birdie Lenore 5 and Marcia Dee 3, in addition to his wife and his parents. Mr. Parks purchased a farm about two years after his marriage in the Mound springs neighborhood where they moved and prospered. He was a good farmer and stockman and business manager. He was known as an excellent neighbor and was passionately fond of his children and wife. He liked to accompany them to the United Sunday school services held in the Mound Springs school house. The funeral services were held in the Brownington Presbyterian church. Burial in the Brownington cemetery.

PARKS, Ernest Franklin "Frankie"
b: Jan 18 1930, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 29 2009, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 12 2010 - Ernest Franklin "Frankie" Parks born January 18, 1930, near Coal, the son of John Lunceford and Grace (LaRue) Parks, died at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, on December 29, 2009, at the age of 79 years. Frankie was married to Donna Hopkins Parks, who preceded him in death. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed remodeling contractor. He was a member of Parks Chapel Church, VFW Post 1894, Clinton, and a Past Post Commander of the American Legion Post No. 14 of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna; a son Frank Dean Parks; brother Tom Parks; sister Shirley Fantz, and half-brother Jimmy Foster. Frankie is survived by two sons, Elmer Lewman of Deepwater and Johnny Lewman of Lowry City; four daughters, Terry Lawson of Clinton, Lisa Fry of Basehor, Kansas, Linda Spalding and Ellen Wester, both of Rogersville, Arkansas; two sisters, Peggy Motley and Evelyn Todd, both of Clinton, as well as 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel on Monday, January 4. Inurnment will be in Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Forrest Winfield "Chipper"
b: Aug 18 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 30 1995, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Forrest Winfield "Chipper" Parks, 64, died Sunday, April 30, 1995, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton. Chipper was born August 18, 1930, in Clinton. He was the fourth son of Monta D. Parks, Sr. and Margurite Wareham Parks. He attended Clinton schools and shortly after began working in construction. In the early 1960's, he was employed by Fristoe's Body Shop and remained there until his retirement in January of 1994. On March 31, 1967, he was united in marriage to Boann Combs. To this union, one loving and devoted daughter was born, Shalon, who was the joy of his life. Chipper enjoyed car racing, hunting and fishing. He took great pride in his home and working in the yard, always by his side was his faithful golden Retriever "Conner". Chipper was a strong follower and support of all youth activities throughout the community. He was an active member of the Drakes Chapel-United Methodist Church and was always willing to serve in any way. The renewal of old friends and the building of new ones made during his illness will always be a treasured memory. He is survived by his wife, Boann, and daughter, Shalon, of the home; two brothers, Sam Parks and wife, Margaret, and Robert E. (Bodie) Parks and wife, Kay, all of Clinton; one sister, Nancy Johnson, Lee's Summit; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Parks and Gloria Warnock. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Monta Parks and Phillip William Parks. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 2, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Gail Jaynean
b: Jan 10 1958, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 29 1998, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jun 10 1998 - Gail Jaynean Parks died Friday, May 29, 1998, at her home in Clinton at the age of 40 years, four months and 19 days. She was born January 10, 1958, in Clinton, the daughter of Phillip William "Bill" and Gloria Jean (Ward) Parks. She was a lifelong Clinton resident. Gail was a substitute school teacher and a fine artist. She is survived by one son, Alex Heimsoth (who was the light of her life); two brothers, Phillip M. Parks and Stephen W. Parks, both of Clinton; three nieces and one nephews; also her step-father, William K. Warnock, Clinton; one great-niece and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Phillip William "Bill" Parks and her mother, Gloria Jean Parks Warnock. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 4, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. A private family committal service was held Tuesday, June 9, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Gloria Jean
b: May 17 1951
d: Jun 10 2001, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Jul 3 2001 - Gloria Jean Parks, 50, departed this life on June 10, 2001, at her home in Calhoun. She was preceded in death by a son, Jason Nolan, in 1971, and a granddaughter, Meghan, in 1999. Survivors include her son, Roger Alan Crawford, his wife, Cathy, and granddaughters, Caitlyn and Rhiannon, all of Colorado Springs, Colorado; parents, Ruth and Edwin Parks of Calhoun; sister, Ann Bohrn-Wymore and her husband, Jack, Overland Park, Kansas, her children, Karlton Bohrn, wife Ann, and their children, Jacob and Hanna, all of Overland Park, Kansas, Lesa Garcia, husband, Juan, and their children, Jenna and Jentry, all of Olathe, Kansas; brother, Bill Parks of Calhoun, his children, Nigel Best, wife Lyhn, and their children, Abigale and Madeline, all of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ryan Parks of Clinton, and Lindsey Parks of Columbia; sister, Nancy Marlow and her husband, Bill, Windsor; brother, Bob Parks and his wife, Janet, Clinton, and their children, Jamie Parks of Joplin, Chad Parks of Lee's Summit, Brad Pennington of Springfield, and Chris Pennington of Clinton; sister Robin Parks-Feldman and her husband, David of Palos Verdes Estates, California, and step-daughter, Tiffany Hurd of Clinton. Gloria worked at the cheese plant in Clinton, until becoming disabled. In recent years, she shared her smile and joy of life with her family, the Calhoun community and Calhoun Baptist Church. Her family and many friends, who have been blessed by her presence, will miss her. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, June 14. Interment was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Harry Holland
b: Jul 20 1857, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 14 1938, near Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Harry H. Parks, one of Henry County's oldest citizens, died the morning of June 14, 1938, at his home near Tightwad. His strength had been gradually declining the last six months, but Sunday he had attended the basket dinner and fish fry of his wife's family, enjoying it fully. He was born July 20, 1857, at Calhoun, where he reached young manhood. December 31, 1885, he married Miss Jessie Slavens, a childhood playmate friend, who survives with their son, Ray, who owns and operates the Parks store at Tightwad; also daughter, Ruth, Mrs. Newt Pierce, near Tightwad. The grandchildren are Max, Pat and ValJean Logan and Pauline Parks. There are two brothers, William Parks at Leesville and James Parks of Oregon.

PARKS, Hershel William "Bill"
b: May 9 1949, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 29 2006, Torrance, CA
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 19 2006 - Hershel William "Bill" Parks, 57, departed from his earthly life and went home Wednesday, November 29, 2006 in sunny Torrance, California. Bill was born May 9, 1949, in Henry County to Edwin and Ruth Parks. He lived most of his life in Calhoun. He owned Parks Cabinet Shop, Inc., in Calhoun for more than 25 years. Bill was a 1967 graduate of Calhoun High School. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He was a dual member of Calhoun Baptist Church and Clinton Christian Church. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Gloria Jean Parks. He is survived by his son Nigel Best, Calhoun, his wife Lynh and children Abigail and Madeline; son Ryan Parks of Calhoun and his wife Ashley; daughter Lindsey Parks of Kansas City and her daughter Dominique Malveaux; sister Ann Bohrn-Wymore and husband Jack, Overland Park, Kansas; sister Nancy Marlow and husband Bill, Calhoun; brother Bob Parks and wife Janet, Clinton; sister Robin Parks Feldman and husband David, Torrance, California; along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. His family and many friends who have been blessed by his presence will miss him dearly. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 5, at Clinton Christian Church. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Isal Daisy PEEK
b: Nov 18 1898, Centerville, IA
d: Nov 27 1998, Sunnyside, WA
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 17 1998 - Isal Daisy (Peek) Parks died in a care facility in Yakima, Washington. She had lived a number of years in Sunnyside, Washington. She was born in Centerville, Iowa, November 18, 1898. She had enjoyed her 100th birthday on November 18, 1998, and died a few days later on November 27, 1998. Her parents were Calvin Levi and Mary (White) Peek. She was married to Sidney Wileman Parks, September 11, 1915. He preceded her in death July 11, 1949. She has one living sister in Eaton, Colorado, Etta (Peek) Orton. Deceased family members are her parents, brothers, Ross Peek, Albert Peek, Archie Peek, Charles Peek and Calvin Lee Roy Peek, and sisters, Ninnie Peek and Dora (Peek) Roberts. There were five children, Mary Jane Krakus, Hattie May Parks, Effie Doris Hudgins, all deceased, and two children survive, Sidney Parks, Jr., Drumright, Oklahoma, and Eleanor Britton, Joplin. She moved from Iowa to the Coal community in the early part of the century, and attended the Coal Elementary School. She and her husband and young family moved to Oklahoma and later moved to Sunnyside, Washington. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was a very jolly person and enjoyed helping others. She loved making lap robes for other members of the care facility and for other organizations, including her church. Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 8, in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Jacob Y.
b: Mar 10 1847, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 23 1922, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Jacob Y. Parks, son of William and Susan A. Parks, was born in Henry County, Mo., March 10, 1847, being 74 years, ten months and 13 days old. His father died when he was only a small boy, thus leaving him to a mother's loving care. He was married to Emily Garland, Oct. 12, 1871. He was a member of the Universalist church at Parks Chapel and was an honest, upright man in all his dealings, always just and ever ready to help the needy when it was in his power to do so. He had been in failing health for almost five years and bedfast since last March, but was always cheerful and never complaining, was satisfied with everything that was done for him; nothing gave him more pleasure than to have his children and grandchildren about him. He died January 23, 1922. He leaves his wife and seven children: Mrs. Chas. D. Albin, Clinton; Mrs. W. F. Smith, of Coal; Robert, near Roseland; Mrs. J. M. Joyce, near Coal; Herbert M., on the home place, and Cora and Rolla, both of Coal. Funeral services were conducted at his home Jan. 25, 1922, after which the remains were taken to Parks Chapel for interment. The pall bearers were five grandsons: Ural and Loyd Parks, Huron Smith, Harvey and Garland Albin and his granddaughter's husband, Clyde Tope.

PARKS, James Allen
b: Oct 13 1883, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 5 1938, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
James A. Parks Admitted To The Bar Eternal - Family and friends of James A. Parks, who had been watching with deepest anxiety his balance between life and death the past two weeks, bowed before the inevitable at 6:45 a.m. Monday, September 5, and resigned him to his last long sleep. He had not been well since April of this year, but in June started with Mrs. Parks for a visit to their daughter in Belmont, Mass. Upon reaching St. Louis while en route he entered Barnes Hospital, where two days later he underwent an operation. After a few weeks in the hospital, he returned to his home hoping to regain his health. There many friends visited him and clients came with their business and legal matters and he had even been to the polls to cast his last vote in the Democratic primary August 2. James A. Parks was one of Missouri's most prominent lawyers. At the time of his death and some years prior thereto he was a member of the State Bar Advisory Committee, to which position he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri, and which was a signal honor. Serving with him were: Boyle G. Clark, General chairman, of Columbia; J. C. Grover of Kansas City, (who both visited him last week); J. D. James of Joplin and Grover C. Sibley of St. Louis. This committee passes on the eligibility of practicing lawyers and debars them for illegal or unethical practice, if occasion arises. He was a member of the Board of Regents of Central Missouri State Teachers College at Warrensburg, to which position he was appointed by Governor Stark in 1937, and which was but another acknowledgment of his worth and ability. A member of the Missouri Bar Association since September 10, 1906, Mr. Parks entered upon the active practice of law with his father, Peyton A. Parks, under the firm name of Parks & Son. In the spring of 1906, he had graduated and received his law degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, having his A. B. degree from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. With the death of his beloved and influential father in 1922, their firm was dissolved. Since then Mr. Parks officed alone, with an extensive practice, not only at the local bar, but throughout the state. Studious and industrious, highly educated and practical, honest and conscientious, learned and experienced in law and in business, multitudes of people came to him with their affairs. Not alone those who had law suits to try or defend, but likewise those with business problems, seeking advice and assistance. He was honest and trustworthy. None ever erred in placing their confidence in Mr. Parks. To clients he gave his best thought study and effort, together with a frank disclosure of the merits of their cause. Often has he been heard to remark, "I can't always tell a client what he would like to hear. I must tell him the truth. I must tell him the law, whether it is against him or in his favor." Mr. Parks exemplified the highest ideals and traditions of the law, loyal to his client, true to their cause, fair and considerate of opposing counsel, frank and honest with the courts before whom he practiced, he was recognized by bench and bar as an outstanding member of the legal profession. Not only was Mr. Parks prominent in legal circles, but he took an active part in civic, social and political affairs. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was never too busy to give his time to the work of the church. He was an active member of the B.P.O.E. and a Past Exalted Ruler of the lodge. He was one of the organizers of the Clem P. Dickinson post of the American Legion, having served at Camp Pike, Ark., during the World War, taking pride in his service to his country as part of his patriotic privilege. Since, he had been active in Legion affairs and served as historian for the local Post. He had also been a valued member of the Masonic order and Woodman lodge. Mr. Parks was a Democrat and always took an active part in affairs political. He had spoken in most every school house and public meeting place in the county, at one time or another, supporting his party and urging its success. He had always been interested in education and in addition to the college board upon which he was serving at the time of his death, he served as member of the School Board of the Clinton School District from 1919 to 1920 filling out the unexpired term of Clem P. Dickinson. In 1920 he was elected to the board until 1923 when he declined re-election but since had served them as attorney. In all worthwhile civic affairs, the advice and cooperation of Mr. Parks could be counted upon, and in many instances in times past, through his aid, defeat had turned to victory. Often did he serve a poor client without remuneration if he thought the cause to be right. Helpful ever to the elderly and afflicted. Generous with his information to the community when important decisions in law were involved. Yet one of his truest claims to greatness is measured by the high regard his colored servants had for him, for a man's servant sees him at his best and worst--the actual man, and knows him as he is. So old Joe Nash, ill now himself, yet faithful to three generations of the Parks family, Ben Swindell and Maggie Watson, all colored, who had worked for him at office and home, knew and loved him, respected and admired him, guarded and watched the interests of "Mr. Jim" and suffer in his passing. James A. Parks was active in the reorganization of the Henry County Building and Loan Association; he stood for community growth; he served his political party as county chairman, but as was the custom of his distinguished father, steadily refused elective office; the power of his fearless judgment and courage coupled with outspoken honesty wielded an influence as rare and significant as it was valued by innumerable people. Indeed his powers of mind and gift of leadership marked him among men as the mighty oak of the forest towers above lesser growth--a man whom an entire county mourns as one of its finest, most useful and needed citizens. James Allen Parks was born Oct. 13, 1883, in Clinton, the only son of Peyton A. Parks and Mary E. Gathwright. His name combined those of both grandparents, honored pioneer settlers, James and Mary Allen Parks. His paternal great-grandfather had laid out and founded the city of Clinton, and thru generations he and his forebears have been associated with prominent members of the Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia bars. Oct. 24, 1911, Mr. Parks and Miss Elizabeth Wallis were married. One daughter was given them, Mrs. Ralph Nattinger now of Belmont, Mass., who with her mother survive. Their companionship and mutual gifts of mind brought happiness and the void his passing leaves is known but to those who loved him best. His was a genial, humor-loving mind and his quick wit and love of people made him rare company, and brought friends to him by the legion. As Mr. Parks senior had often done, so his son found relaxation from the arduous duties and close application in his office at the club lake where he still owned the same cabin and enjoyed a bit of fishing and rest in the open; or yearly motor trips with his wife and daughter. Having had the most robust health, never knowing illness since early childhood, he worked with indefatigable energy, never sparing himself and had intolerance for illness even when it reached him in the last months. Such a man he was and so he died, with force seemingly in his passing--and leaving in his going a vast vacant space which family, fellow members of the bar, friends or slight acquaintances see and wonder who or how it can be filled. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Franklin Street Methodist Church.

PARKS, James Peyton
b: Sep 28 1850, Henry Co, MO
d: May 11 1935, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA
bur: Wenatchee City Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co, WA

Clinton MO - Thurman Parks' Father At Rest - For 25 years a resident of Wenatchee, Wash., James Peyton Parks, 84, died at his home in Wenatchee, May 11, (1935) at 9:15 p.m. He was born September 28, 1850 in east Henry county, Missouri, a son of the late Wade Parks and wife. March 17, 1870, he was united in marriage to Rhoda Elizabeth Cole. To this union seven sons and three daughters were born. One son died in infancy and two daughters died in young womanhood. Surviving besides the widow are a daughter Mrs. W. L. Lindsay of Wenatchee; six sons, G. W., Charles B., Pete W., Aubrey A., L. V., all of Wenatchee; and Thurman R. of Clinton; two sisters: Mrs. E. E. Bruce of Wenatchee, Mrs. Nannie Hill of near Roseland, Mo., and one brother, George Parks of Coal, also eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Parks lived in and near Clinton until moving to Wenatchee in 1910. Funeral services were held Monday, May 13. Interment in Wenatchee cemetery.

PARKS, James, Judge
b: Oct 28 1827, Lincoln Co, KY
d: Jun 17 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, Jun 25 1904 - Judge James Parks has passed away. Surrounded by relatives and loyal friends, the link that held life to earth was broken and his spirit fled to its reward on the evening of Friday, June 17. Judge James Parks, oldest son of Peyton and Almira Parks, was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, October 28, 1827 and died at his home in Clinton at 7:20 p.m. June 17, 1904, aged 76. When he was an infant his parents moved to Cooper County and settled near Pisgah. In 1874, they moved to Henry County. Judge Parks has lived in Clinton since 1862, moving here from his farm in North Tebo August 31 of that year. He married on Christmas Eve in 1850, Mary J. Allen, daughter of Robert Allen and one of the strong men and early settlers of Henry County. Mrs. Parks died July 9, 1901. They had six children - Mrs. A. M. Fulkerson, Mrs. J. M. Harris, Peyton A. Parks, Mrs. C. C. Dickerson, Mrs. Sue Y. Milton and Anna Parks, all living and present at the bedside of their father, save the youngest Miss Anna who died in 1886. Judge Parks was assessor by appointment and assessed Henry County in 1860. He was circuit clerk from 1863 to 1867 and although removed by Governor Fletcher, he was reappointed by Judge Emerson, the circuit judge and of opposite political faith. He was probate judge of Henry County 20 years, from 1879 to 1899, retiring on account of advancing years. At the expiration of his office as circuit clerk, January 1, 1867, he became a member of the law firm of R. Allen and Co., which on the retirement of Robert Allen, became the firm of Parks, Thornton and Gantt, composed of Judge Parks, William T. Thornton, now ex-Governor of New Mexico, and Judge James B. Gantt, now of the Supreme Court of Missouri. This firm was dissolved by the removal of Judge Gantt to Sedalia and the election of Judge Parks to the probate judgeship. In 1880, upon the admission of his son Peyton to the bar, the firm became James Parks and Son, until by reason of failing health, Judge Parks retired from business in 1901. Prior to the civil War, he was a Whig in politics and upon the death of the Whig party, he became a Democrat and has been one of the leading mean in the party since the war. With Judge Gantt, he led the fight against the bonding of Henry County for railroad purposes; and was one of the bondsmen of the county when the test case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court. All his lands, with that of the other bondsmen, were advertised to sell under the Nicolay judgment given by the Court on this test case but the debt was paid by the county and the county and the securities protected. Fraternally, he was a Royal Arch Mason. In his character and personality, Judge Parks combined many rare qualities. His official life was one of industry, efficiency and unswerving integrity. His hold upon the confidence and affection of the people of Henry County was as nearly absolute as any man may ever hope to obtain. He gave the office of probate judge an unwonted value and dignity. His work as an official and his conduct as a citizen were such as to confer great and lasting benefit upon the people of Henry County and to be forever a source of just pride in in his children and in the many who bear his name. His constant kindness and unfailing courtesy and quality of mind and spirit lost none of its freshness with advancing years and physical suffering but retained much of youthful elasticity and was ever responsive to the ideas and feelings of tohers. His mind was open to the humorous and the kindly side of nature and to what was beautiful and good. He always stood for the right. Services at the home on South Second Street, Sunday morning at 11.

PARKS, Jane E. T. "Jennie" GARRETT
b: Sep 21 1856, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 2 1937, near Lewis Station, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Drakes Chapel Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. M. D. Parks died her home two miles northwest of Lewis Station at 3 a. m. Friday, July 3, 1937. Though Mrs. Parks had suffered from declining health the past half year, her death was a sudden blow to her kinsmen and friends as she was well as usual until Monday of last week. Even then she did not seem seriously ill until Wednesday, when she could not arise from her bed. Jennie Garrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garrett, pioneer Henry countians, was born September 21, 1856, in Henry County. She was educated and grew to womanhood in this county, and December 14, 1876, was united in marriage to Milton D. Parks by Rev. J. P. Gibson. Their home was given no children, but Mrs. Parks loved and mothered her nieces and nephews almost as children of her own would have been. They were all devoted to her and gave her many pleasant hours. As a school teacher, Mrs. Parks showed a rare ability and wielded a far-reaching and lasting influence over a wide circle of pupils who became sincere friends. She began teaching in 1878, continuing every year in this work for 23 years. Among her schools where she gave pleasant, satisfactory service were Highland, Plum Grove, Merritt, and Lewis, also Adair, Okla. The last several years she has been an increased blessing to her husband for his eyesight failed and the became his eyes in daily life. He plans to remain on the farm, with someone to look after his wants, as he has learned to find his way about the place without assistance, while a new home would be confusing and unfamiliar. Mrs. Parks became a member of the M. E. Church, South, before 1889. Until her health failed, she rarely missed a service at Drakes Chapel, where she was one of the most active and devoted members. Surviving Mrs. Parks is only her husband, also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the Parks home on Sunday. Burial was at Drakes Chapel.

PARKS, John Lunceford
b: Oct 13 1903, near Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
d: May 31 1992, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - John Lunceford Parks, born October 13, 1903, the only son of William Ernest Parks and Anne E. (LaRue) Parks, passed away May 31, 1992, at his home near Calhoun. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Frankie Dean Parks of Tightwad and Carla Faye Cook of Georgia and Kally Sharlene Parks. He was born at his grandfather's home near Tightwad and raised in the Universal faith. He spent his working years as a farmer, turkey producer, brick layer, cement finisher and general contractor. His love of fishing and gardening carried him through his many years. He raised some of the juiciest and sweetest watermelons and tomatoes in Henry County. His later life revolved around his beloved wife, Ruth, whom he married in 1951. She in turn gave him 41 years of tender care. In previous marriage he fathered two sons and one daughter, James Thomas Parks of Pleasant Hill, Earnest Franklin Parks of Deepwater, and Peggy Ann Parks Mottley of Tightwad. He will be sadly missed by a lifetime of friends and family. Funeral services were held at the Parks Chapel Church Wednesday, June 3, 1992. Burial was held at the Parks Chapel Cemetery.

PARKS, John Sherman
b: May 27 1841, Henry Co, MO
d: Sep 3 1909, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 11 1909 - Death of a Good Honest Farmer - John Sherman Parks was born in Henry county, May 27, 1841, and died with heart trouble September 3, 1909. Married March 27, 1865 to Susan Hesler, also of Henry county. He served as a soldier of the Confederate army during the Civil War. Four children, three girls an done boy. One daughter and the son have already passed on to their reward, the daughter Dee, leaving three children - Leonora, Lorene and Sherman, who still survive her. The son, William Sherman died in 1876, one year and three months old. The youngest daughter Birdie is now the wife of G. E. Witherspoon and the oldest daughter Ella is the wife of Jacob Michael of Stone county. Funeral at Good Hope.

PARKS, Katie SHOCKLEY
b: Dec 25 1889, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 10 1939, White Twp, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Windsor, MO - Katie Parks (colored) of Lincoln, died the morning of Janaury 10, 1939. She was born at Windsor 49 years ago and is the wife of Aubrey Parks. Funeral services will be at Windsor on Thursday. Burial also there under direction of Wilkinson's Funeral Service.

PARKS, Larry L.
b: Aug 1 1947
d: Jan 20 2009, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 21 2009 - Larry L. Parks, 62, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at his home in Calhoun, Missouri. He is survived by a brother, Marty Parks; sister Tamara Thomas; ex-wife Peggy Parks; and adopted brother, Terry Roberts. Arrangements are pending.

PARKS, Leroy Woodrow
b: Dec 8 1921, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 23 1993, Commerce City, CO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Leroy W. Parks, 71, Commerce City, Colorado, formerly of Clinton, died Tuesday, March 23, 1993 in Commerce City. He is survived by one sister, Esther Williams of Clinton; one brother, Lewis Parks of Kansas City; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Friday at the Parks Chapel Cemetery.

PARKS, Limul
b: Mar 4 1913, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 6 1993, Liincoln, Benton Co, MO
bur:
Antioch Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Limul Parks, 80, Lincoln, formerly of Kansas City, died Saturday, March 6, 1993 at the home. Services will be Saturday at the Davis-Miller Chapel, Lincoln; burial in Antioch Cemetery, Clinton. Mr. Parks was born in Windsor, and lived in Lincoln and this area before returning to Lincoln in 1972. He was a mechanic for Feld Car and Truck Leasing for 20 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Local 552 of the Teamsters Union. He was a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Parks of the home; three sons, Leonard Parks, Las Vegas, Willard Parks, Raytown, and Terry L. Parks, Belton; a daughter Sherideth Parks Mason, Raytown; two brothers, Lyman Parks, Sedalia, and Payton Parks, Denver; four sisters, Joyce McGee, Lincoln, Gladys Wesley, Kansas City, Tennie Tindle, Bakersfield, Ca., and Corrine Smith, Denver; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

PARKS, Margaret Ann BRAUN
b: Oct 29 1929, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 24 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 27 2008 - Margaret Ann (Braun) Parks, 78, Clinton, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Margaret Ann was born Oct. 22, 1929, the sixth child of John Frederick and Wilhelmia (Minnie) Augusta (Standke) Braun in Clinton. On Oct. 25, 1953, she was married to Samuel Allen Parks at the First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, where they were members. Margaret Ann and Sam celebrated 53 years of marriage. She was a lifelong resident of Clinton. Graduating from Clinton High School in the Class of 1947, she attended her last class reunion of 60 years. Upon graduation, she worked one year for Family Services, then worked for Missouri Division of Employment Security where she retired after 32 years, due to her health in 1985. Sam, her beloved husband and best friend, became her caregiver for 20 years. Sam's health failed and he died April 27, 2007. Margaret Ann never learned to drive, so she and Sam were very seldom apart. They shared a love of trout fishing and never missed opening day at Bennett Springs State Park. They enjoyed trips with their many friends, the fellowship of the Elks Lodge and also family gatherings. She enjoyed working in her flower garden with her many beautiful flowers. Bird watching was also a great joy in her life. Margaret Ann and Sam were not blessed with children of their own, but would have been wonderful parents. All the nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, always received special birthday and special Christmas Wishes from Auntie Margaret Ann and Uncle Sam as they were growing up. Their home at each and every holiday was decorated like a fairy tale. Special invites were enjoyed at Easter for Easter egg hunts. Halloween was very special and popular with special treat bags, for family, friends and neighborhood children. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Wilma (Sis) Randolph; three brothers, John W. Braun, Harding C. Braun and Charles R. Braun; one niece, Thelma Dilks, and one nephew, Steven Hargrave. Margaret Ann is survived by one sister, Esther Hargrave and husband, Leon, Clinton; one brother-in-law, Robert E. (Bodie) Parks and wife, Kay, Clinton, and two sisters-in-law, Nancy Johnson, Lee's Summit, and Boann Parks of Clinton and a number of nieces and nephews, Linda Cauthon, Peggy McCartney, Vickie Greufe, Randy Braun, Susan Braun, Harding Lee Braun, Fred Braun, Dick Ronda, Mike Parks, Steve Parks, Monte D. Parks III, Martin Parks, Merritt Parks, Keith Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Kent Johnson, Chris Parks, Todd Parks, Melanie Clovis and Shalon Dittus, as well as a number of great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were Monday, April 28, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Interment was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Marjorie SMILEY
b: Sep 4 1917, Montrose, Henry Co, MO
d: May 9 1997, Blue Springs, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marjorie Smiley Parks died Friday, May 9, 1997, at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs at the age of 79 years, eight months and five days. She was born September 4, 1917, in Montrose, the daughter of James Edwin "Ted" and Margaret Belt Smiley. On September 4, 1937, in Clinton, she was united in marriage to M. F. Parks, who preceded her in death in 1973. Marjorie operated Smiley's Salon of Beauty on the Clinton Square and was a hairdresser for 52 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton and the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association. She is survived by one daughter, Patricia Parks and husband, Ron Broderick, Blue Springs; one grandson, David Parks Maginness, Blue Springs; one brother, Dr. B. W. Smiley, Clinton. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Parks was preceded in death by a son, Jim Parks, September 4, 1994, and by a brother, Dr. Ted Smiley in December of 1996. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 13, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PARKS, Mary Elizabeth GATHRIGHT
b: Dec 26 1851, Callaway Co, MO
d: Oct 10 1931, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Peyton Parks Dead - Mother of Jas. A. Parks Passes Away Suddenly At Her Home - Mrs. Peyton A. Parks went into her garden last Saturday morning, while the dew was still on the roses, and picked her choicest blossoms for a friend. She then went into the house, took in the morning paper, and put the coffee on the stove in preparation for breakfast. Her son, James A. Parks, was the only one at home, and he heard her moving about at 7 o'clock. Then he dressed and went down to the breakfast room. As she did not come in, he went into the kitchen and found her lifeless body lying on the kitchen table. Her neighbor, Mrs. J. W. Parks, told him she had seen her but a short time before gathering flowers in the garden, which they found ready to be sent to a friend. Her journey into Eternity was quietly made, with no sad farewells. The beauty of her thoughts and life are portrayed in the song above, ("In The Garden") for it was in the Garden that she always found Him. She would tarry there because she felt closest to the Father when she was among the flowers. Mary E. Gathright was born in Callaway county, Mo., December 26, 1851. Her parents moved to Montrose, where she later taught in the Montrose school. It was there she met Peyton A. Parks, who was principal and also teacher. He was admitted to the bar a year before their marriage, which was September 21, 1882. Their friendship had ripened into love. When he died September 26, 1922, she was the same sweetheart she had been when he married her. Although crushed by his going on the long journey first, she busied herself with her home and found many things to do for her son, his wife, and their daughter, Frances, who gave up their home and moved in with her so that she would not be alone. Her hands and heart were never idle. She loved people and her neighbors, and was always ready to give a happy, friendly greeting, and the word of cheer so needed to neighbors and friends. However, during her sorrow, she did not make many new friendships, for she went away from her neighborhood but seldom. However, she kept up with her reading, and was as mentally alert the day she died as she was in young womanhood. Her husband being the leading attorney of Henry county for many years, and outstanding in politics, in Missouri, made her meet many worthwhile persons in the state and most of them had been entertained in her home. Worldly position and honor left her sweet and as humble as a child, always ready with tender, ministering hands for those in need. She was converted in her girlhood, and united with the Baptist church, and she gave herself many years to its work. Before the death of her husband, it was Mrs. Parks who always called on strangers who had moved into the city, and she who saw that they became acquainted with people who would make them most happy. After her husband's conversion, it gave her great joy to have him teach the large Bible class at the Baptist church. She and Mr. Parks were liberal contributors to the new Baptist church building. The past week, she had called on many friends, and had seemed especially well, so her death came as a shock. Mrs. James A. Parks was in Marshfield visiting at the time, and the only grandchild, Miss Frances Parks, was in Columbia, where she is attending the University of Missouri. One brother survives, Walter Gathright, of San Diego, Calif. The funeral was conducted at her late home, Monday afternoon. The burial was in Englewood cemetery by the side of her husband.

PARKS, Mary Evelyn CAMERON
b: Jul 27 1919, N of Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 31 2010, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 1 2010 - Mary Evelyn Parks, 90 years old, of Clinton, Missouri, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at St. Lukes Hospital, Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Hattie Mae (Houston) Cameron, her husband, Glenn S. Parks ,and her sister, Lucille Cameron. Graveside xervices will be Friday, April 2, 2010, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Mary H. TURNER
b: Feb 28 1856, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 28 1933, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Spore & Son Funeral Home

Mrs. Mary H. Parks Died - At her home on North Fourth Street, Friday, April 28th, at 3:30 p.m. she had been ill the past four years, and bedfast and helpless the three weeks previous to death. Her sister, Mrs. W. H. Parker, has not been well, and was unable to care for Mrs. Parks, so for the past year and a half, Mr. and Mrs. Otto McCurley have given the deceased care equal to that of a son and daughter. They lived on her farm 13 years previous to moving to her home, and during the time they have been with here, have left nothing undone to make her happy, contented and comfortable. Mary H. Turner was born in Leesville township, February 28, 1856, where she grew to young womanhood, and when she was 17 years old, on May 4th was united in marriage to John L. Parks. Theirs was a happy companionship until he died October 3, 1913. She stayed on the farm awhile, then lived with Mrs. Parker, but as she enjoyed a home of her own, purchased the North Fourth street property, so she could be in Clinton near her sister and near her church. This had been her home since. Mrs. Parks was converted before her marriage and had united with the Christian church. She was a devout Christian, her delight being to heed the admonitions and instructions given by the Savior. She was a regular attendant at church, and her hands were ever ready to do the nearest tasks, and give tender ministry to anyone in need. Mrs. Parks was a meticulous housekeeper and thoroughly enjoyed keeping her home. It was fortunate that Mrs. McCurley was as good a housekeeper as Mrs. Parks, and the latter was to her last day, surrounded with cleanliness, order and sunshine. The deceased was devoted to her sister, Mrs. Parker, who was unable to get out of the house often, and though she herself was in ill health, she was able to walk and visit Mrs. Parker frequently and dined with her often. They always observed birthdays, holidays and important events, together, so on Mrs. Parker will hardest fall the death of her sister. She also leaves one brother, John Turner who lives on South Main street, in Fairview addition. The long time neighbors and friends acted as pall bearers, and tenderly laid Mrs. Parks body to rest by the side of her late husband in Parks Chapel Cemetery.

PARKS, Mary J. ALLEN
b: Nov 4 1832, near Asheville, NC
d: Jul 9 1901, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - In Memory of Mrs. James Parks - Mrs. Parks was the daughter of Robert Allen, who moved to Henry county in 1835, and continued to reside here until his death. Her maiden name was Mary. She was born near Asheville, North Carolina, November 4th, 1832, and was in her 69th year. On the 24th of December, 1850, she was united in marriage to Judge James Parks. Over half a century they traveled life's pathway hand in hand, entirely devoted to each other. Their lives were blessed with six devoted children, one son, Peyton A., and five daughters, all of whom are living except Anna, who died about 14 years ago. They are Mrs. C. C. Dickinson, Mrs. Adam Fulkerson, Mrs. James Harris and Mrs. S. A. Milton. Because of a railway accident Mrs. Fulkerson did not arrive from her home in Alton, Oregon County, until a few hours after her mother passed away. The other children were at her bedside, and tenderly ministered to her comfort.

PARKS, Melvin
b: Nov 21 1891
d: Sep 3 1897, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Sep 11 1897 - On Friday morning of last week, W. P. Parks, near Leesville, experienced a bereavement both shocking and sad. In hauling water, he was accompanied by his six-year-old son, Melvin, and an older brother, when a jolt of the wagon threw the boys to the ground. The wheels passed over Melvin and crushed the life out of the little fellow. His brother also received serious injuries. Melvin was one of the twins, the other a sister, and was an exceptionally bright child. The parents have the sympathies of friends and neighbors everywhere.

PARKS, Minnie Alvenia ROEDER
b: Jul 20 1909, Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 10 1991, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Minnie Alvenia Roeder Parks, daughter of Grover and Nellie Holcomb Roeder, was born July 20, 1909 at Osceola. She passed away October 10, 1991 at Clinton, at the age of 82 years 2 months and 20 days. She moved to Clinton in 1947 where she worked at the Elite Laundry operating a press. She was married March 6, 1961 to Victor Parks, who preceded her in death on January 30, 1980. They had moved to Calhoun in 1962 where she continued to live until January 18, 1989, when she moved to Vista to be near her sister Ruth Beach. When she became unable to care for herself, she entered the Joy Adult Care Center in Clinton, April 20, 1991. She was a member of the Methodist Church, joining in Vista at an early age. Later moving her membership to the Clinton Methodist Church, then to Calhoun and then back to Vista. She was very active in all church activities, attending church each Sunday as long as her health permitted. She is survived by one stepson Lester Parks, Calhoun; two sisters, Ruth Beach of vista, and Eunice Hedgepeth of Osceola; two brothers, Richard and Ernest Roeder of Osceola; 6 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12, 1991 at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Calhoun Cemetery.

PARKS, Minnie M. MARTIN
b: Feb 14 1915, near Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 1 2001, Emporia, Lyon Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, Dec 4 2001 - Minnie M. Parks, 86, died Saturday, December 1, 2001, at Holiday Resort in Emporia. She was born February 14, 1915, on a farm near Clinton, to Charles and Mable Cook Martin. She grew up in Martinville and graduated from Clinto High School. She married Thurman W. "Parksie" Parks January 11, 1936. He died May 1998. She was a homemaker and for many years in Clinton was a children's daycare provider and a Camp Fire Girls leader. She was a member of the Drakes Chapel Methodist Church in rural Clinton. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frances Vaughn and Marvin Moberly, Emporia, Kansas; a son, Richard Parks, Ventura, California; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Parks, California; a sister, Frances Wood, Lone Pine, California; five grandchildren, Marilyn Pierce and Michael Moberly, Emporia, and Chris, Jeff and Carrie Parks; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Her two brothers, Harold and John Martin, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton on Thursday, December 6. Burial will be in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Montgomery Adkins
b: Sep 10 1847, Missouri
d: Jan 12 1921, near Coal, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Jan 1921 - Montgomery Adkins Parks departed this life on Jan. 12th, 1921, at his home near Coal. He was born Sept. 10, 1847. Was married to Miss Janie Coale on the 21st of Oct., 1868. Two children were born to this union - Mrs. H. L. Greene and Miss Allie, and an orphan boy, Sidney, who they raised to manhood. Mr. Parks was converted and joined Good Hope church in 1904, since which time he has been an earnest worker in the church and Sunday school until poor health kept him away. He was confined to his bed several weeks before his death. He bore his sufferings with patience and was not afraid to die. He was one of eleven children. There are only two children left now, his sisters, Mrs. P. W. Hallford and Mrs. Lizzie King. The funeral was held at Good Hope church on Thursday at two-thirty. The funeral was preached by Bro. Billie Briggs, his text being: "Thou has been faithful over few things, I will make thee ruler over many things," after which his body was laid to rest in Good Hope cemetery to await the resurrection morn. Mr. Parks leaves a beloved wife and those three children besides a host of relatives and friends. Not only will the family miss Uncle Gum as he was called by so many, we will all miss him, as he always tried to make life worth living. He always had a good word for everyone he met. The writer has often heard him remark, always look on the bright side of things and you will get along all right. He was always ready to accommodate a neighbor in any way he possibly could, if he had to discommode himself lots of time. Let us all try to live that we will be missed when we are gone. - A Friend.

PARKS, Nancy J. KING
b: Jun 14 1861, Bloomington, McLean Co, IL
d: Mar 1920, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, Mar 1920 - Mrs. R. W. Parks Died - At her home on East Lincoln street, Monday at 2 p.m. She suffered a stroke of paralysis more than a year ago, which had left her helpless ever since. The Friday before her death she grew worse, and death came as a release from her suffering. Nancy King was born June 14, 1861, at Bloomington, Ill. When a small girl, she moved with her parents to Henry county and they settled on a farm near Calhoun. She married R. W. Parks, who survives her and had been her faithful nurse during her last illness. Six children were given to this union, four of whom survive: Wm. Parks, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. Wesley Smith, Emory and Delmar Parks, of Clinton. There are two grandchildren. She also leaves four brothers - J. W. King, Calhoun; C. W., W. W. and G. W. King of Clinton; two sisters - Miss Florence King of Clinton; Mrs. Ad Walker, Monmouth, Ill. Deceased had been a member of the Christian church for years and was a good wife and mother. She had lived in and near Calhoun all of her life until two years ago, she moved to Clinton. The funeral was conducted at her late home Wednesday afternoon, after which her body was laid in Englewood beside her two children.

PARKS, Nelia Belle HAMILTON
b: Jul 19 1881, Kentucky
d: Oct 14 1977, Eudora, Douglas Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Lawrence (Kansas) Journal World, Monday, Oct 17 1977 - Services for Nelia B. Parks, 96, Eudora, were at 1:30 pm today at the Sickman Dunning Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Parks died Friday at the Eudora Nursing Center where she had lived for the past three years. She was born July 19th, 1888 (note: should be 1881) in Kentucky and had lived in Clinton before moving to Eudora. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clinton. Survivors include a son Glenn, Wichita, a daughter, Mrs. Charles Calvin, Harlingen, Texas, a brother, John Hamilton, Clinton, five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

PARKS, Ninnie L. WHITEAKER
b: Nov 28 1907, Henry Co, MO
d: Dec 26 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 24 2005 - Ninnie L. Parks, daughter of Elmer and Celia L. Coulson Whiteaker, was born November 28, 1907, in Henry County and died Sunday, December 26, 2004, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton, at the age of 97 years. She was married to Roscoe Gilbert Parks, who preceded her in death July 3, 1984. She was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, WMU and Jr. Poly Credo Club. She is survived by her daughter, Louise Johnson, Osceola, and her son Dale Parks, Urich; one sister Ruby Culp, Warrensburg, as well as nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel Wednesday, December 29. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Olin Leroy
b: Feb 21 1921, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 24 2013, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Olin Leroy Parks, age 92 of Windsor, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at his home. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, Missouri with interment in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. Olin was born February 21, 1921 in Henry County, Missouri, the son of Herbert Manford and Gertha Mae (Evans) Parks. He was a graduate of Clinton High School in l940 and graduated from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg in l956. He served in the Navy, Marine Corp, Army Air Corp which became the Air Force retiring after 21 years at the rank of major. After retirng he owned Parks Insurance and Real Estate in Windsor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, clerk and moderator. He was a member of the Windsor Order of Eastern Star where he served as past worthy patron; a member of Windsor Masonic Lodge No. 29 where he was a past worshipful master; past President of Windsor Lions Club; Past President of Windsor Chamber of Commerce; a member of American Legion Post 82 and VFW Post 2610, both in Windsor. He was presiding Commissioner for Henry County from 1970-1974 and was a past member of the Midwaest Missouri Board of Realtors. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, Andrew Herbert Parks; one brother, Maurice Parks and one sister, M. Lavera Braun. He is survived by his wife, Ruby of the home and five sons, Olin (Lemira) L. Parks II of Caruthersville, Missouri, Larry (Claudia) M. Parks of Little Rock, Arkansas, Michael G. (Rosanne) Parks, Mark E. (Lisa) Parks and Kevin W.(Nancy) Parks, all of Windsor; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

PARKS, Owen Kenneth
b: Sep 28 1921
d: Dec 13 2010, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Owen Kenneth Parks, age 89 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Monday, December 13, 2010 at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, Missouri with burial in Englewood Cemetery. Owen was the son of Merion Ernest Parks and Armilda Lillian Parks. He was married to Dorothy Parks for 60 Years, who passed in 2004. He served honorably in the United States Navy during World War II on the Destroyer USS Plunkett. After the war Owen returned to Clinton, Missouri to raise a family and to farm. He owned and managed the Gaines store, became an Insurance Agent in 1957 with Henry County Mutual Insurance where he served until retiring in 1990 and at that time was also on the board of directors. Mr. Parks enjoyed sports, and his favorite sports included baseball and he had won several Croquet tournaments. Although Mr. Parks was not a member of any church, at one time he attended services at Surprise Community Church and had professed his faith in Jesus Christ to his family. Owen lived an upright life and was known for his integrity. He loved farming cattle and spending time with his family as he and Dorothy hosted numerous gatherings over the years. Surviving are one son Kenneth Parks and wife Susie, Clinton; daughter Linda Stone and husband Jim, Clinton; six grandchildren Julie Phillips (Parks), Kelly Carter (Stone), Michael Parks, Angie Streby (Stone), Tim Stone, and Jeff Stone; seven great-grandchildren, plus several nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends and other relatives to mourn his parting. His wife, parents, and brother preceded Owen in death.

PARKS, Patterson W.
b: 1859
d: 1932, near Tightwad, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Parks Chapel Cemetery, Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sims Funeral Home

Clinton MO, Mar 1932 - Pat W. Parks Died - At his home in the southeast part of the county near Tightwad, Tuesday, after a long illness with a complication of diseases. He was about 72 years of age. Mr. Parks was one of Henry county's best farmers and owned a good farm, where he lived the greater part of his life. He made Clinton his home for a few months, while his son, Spencer was county recorder of deeds, but Mr. Parks never liked to live in town, it being his great desire to spend the remainder of his days on the farm, so he returned there. He was an upright citizen, genial and kind, an excellent husband and father. He is survived by his beloved wife, also two sons, Spencer, at home, Warren, who runs the store at Coal, and a married daughter, Mrs. Lafe Groff, southeast of Clinton, and one daughter Violet, at home. The Sims Funeral Home of Clinton had charge of the funeral services but as they had another funeral at the same hour, they secured Mr. Housey's funeral car from Calhoun, for the funeral, which was held at the Park's Chapel Wednesday afternoon. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

PARKS, Peyton
b: Oct 12 1800, near Stanford, Lincoln Co, KY
d: Nov 15 1880, near Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Henry County Democrat, Nov 1880 - Peyton Parks Biographical Sketch of the Venerable Deceased - His Official Duties as Assessor and County Seat Commissioner Died - At his home, with his son, Y. P. Parks, near Calhoun, Henry county, Mo., on Monday morning, Nov. 15th, 1880 of general debility, Mr. Peyton Parks, aged 80 years. Mr. Parks was a man of feeble constitution, by his prudent and regular habits of life, attained the advanced age of 80 years. He was the youngest of six brothers. His parents were born and raised in the State of Virginia and emigrated to the State of Kentucky at an early day and settled in Lincoln county in that state, near Stanford the county town where Mr. Parks was born on the 12th day of October, 1800. About the time he came of age, he studied law, first reading with a cousin of his by the name of Forbes, and afterward with Robert Letcher, who was afterwards Governor of the state. About the year 1821, he was admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of Kentucky. In the early part of the year 1825, he married and in the fall of 1827, with his family, then consisting of his wife and two children, he moved to the State of Missouri, and settled in Cooper county, about 15 miles south of Boonville, where he continued to reside for about seven years. While living in Cooper county, he was examined and licensed to practice law in the courts of this state by Judge Tompkins, of the Supreme Court, but owing to his feeble health he never engaged in the active practice of his profession. In the fall of 1834, he moved to this county (then being a part of Lafayette county) and settled about three miles northwest of where the town of Calhoun now is. In the year 1835, this county was organized by the name of rives, and Mr. Parks was appointed to make the assessment of the taxable property of the county, for the year 1836. At the November term of the County court for the year 1836 - the court at that time being held at the house of Wm. Goff, one of the Judges, one mile south of Calhoun - he was appointed commissioner, with power to superintendent and lay off the site selected for a county seat, into town lots, and make sale of the same, which he proceeded to do, giving the town the name of Clinton. After he made the first sale of lots, he resigned, and the late John F. Sharp was appointed commissioner to make deeds and future sales of the lots. In the year 1844, he was elected to represent this county in the general assembly of the State, and discharged his duties as such representative with honor and credit to himself and constituents, among such men as Hamilton R. Gamble, Willis L. Williams, C. F. Jackson, B. F. Stringfellow and W. V. N. Bay, who were members of that assembly. In all his relations of public trust, he discharged his duties with care and strict fidelity, and entire satisfaction. As a private citizen he was universally loved and esteemed by those who knew him; as a neighbor he was ever kind and obliging; as a husband and father he was loving, affectionate and indulgent. He was a mason, and that broad and comprehensive charity which distinguishes the order, was a prominent element in his character. He was a firm, consistent and undoubting believer in the Universal Salvation of all mankind, and was cheered and sustained in his last moments by his faith, and retained his mental power to the last. His wife, Mrs. Almira Parks died on the 7th day of July, 1846. He had also lost two sons - Peyton M., who died October 5th, 1846 and John A., who died August 10th, 1847. His other children, six to number - four sons and two daughters - all reside in Henry county, Mo., and were all with him in his last sickness. A good man has gone from among us, but by his life has left to his children and friends a legacy more valuable than much riches. Let us emulate his example.

PARKS, Peyton Allen
b: Aug 22 1855, Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 26 1922, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO, 1922 - Peyton A. Parks Died - At his home in Clinton, at 4:50 p.m., May 26th, with heart trouble and complication. For several years he had known that the Heavenly summons were not far away. Skilled physicians, nurses and his beloved family did all in their power to extend his earthly stay as long as possible. Every day of his life had been intensive. He crowded every minute full of work, giving himself unstintingly to his profession and for public welfare. Early in his life it was seen he was a natural executive. He enjoyed serving and directing the affairs of local, country and state life. He was recognized as an leader of the Democratic party. He did not seek office, at any time of his life, although without effort, could have easily been elected to any position the American people had to offer. He was a man of unusual force of character. He was born in Henry County, August 22, 1855, being a son of James and Mary Allen Parks. His paternal grandfather was one of Missouri's honored and pioneer settlers, who laid out and founded Clinton. This grandfather was licensed to practice law in Kentucky and was one of the leading pioneer lawyers of Henry county. Then his son, James Parks, also practiced for many years, serving as probate judge for 20 years, also served as recorder and circuit clerk. With Mr. P. A. Park's son James A. Parks, now practicing law, it makes four generations of the Parks family having practiced law in this county for more than 80 years. Mr. Parks attended both public and private schools here and was the first graduate from the Clinton schools, graduating from the Clinton high school, alone in 1875. He started teaching at the age of 20 and was principal of the Montrose schools for three and a half years. During his leisure hours, he took up the study of law, and commenced to practice with his father in 1880, with whom he practiced until his father retired. Mr. Parks did not attend college, but he acquired one of the largest libraries in the state, and through constant study, he became authority on law. He was never at loss for principle or precedent to cite in proof of the correctness of his position. His was a master mind, one that directed without apparent effort. Life is not measured by its span of years, but how well we have used our talents. Mr. Parks used and developed every talent he had. He was held in highest esteem by all. He was entrusted with the estates of the widow and the orphan because it was known they would be honestly and kindly cared for. He was a man young in spirit, with a hearty hand clasp for his wide circle of friends. His bright happy smile has cheered many a disheartened soul. He was a man of the highest moral standards. He did not have a bad habit, except that of overworking. About five years ago, he united with the Clinton Baptist church under the ministry of its beloved pastor, Dr. W. E. Davis. He, for many years, had been a believer in Christianity. After he united with the church, he soon became teacher of a Bible Class in the Sunday School, which was one of the largest in the state and noted far and wide. Many prominent men stopped in Clinton over Sunday to be present at his class. He most faithfully taught the teachings of his Master, bringing into the hearts of many, the way of salvation, who otherwise would not have known. He took an active part in all developments of the church, until about 15 months ago, when he had to give up both the work of his Master and that of his law practice on account of his health. He spent some time in Canada in hopes of recuperating, but came home, realizing the end was near and wishing to spend the last days of his stay near those he loved best, and those whom he served. He loved nature, and his garden was always the best in town. He did much of the work himself, taking much pride in producing the first vegetable and the largest of its kind. He also enjoyed fishing, making a record at the club lake, for catching fish each month in the year. He enjoyed his religion, his work and his play. He did not murmur when he knew the end was coming, but got ready for the last journey, remembering ever those he loved best. A number of times had he told the writer to remind folks to carry out wishes of his, after his going away. In his home life he was most happy. He married Miss Mary E. Gathright, September 21, 1882. He and his wife spent these nearly 40 years of devotion to each other together. Both were ever alert for the comfort of the other. No matter how busy he was, the happiness and welfare of this little woman came first. And to her, he attributed much of his success, as she perfectly cooperated with every effort of his. To this union, one son was given, James A. Parks, who is a junior partner of the firm Parks & Son. He has one little daughter, Frances, who was the joy of her grandfather's life. The Comforter can only help heal those broken hearts. Mr. Parks was the only son of his parents. He had six sisters. Only two now survive, Mrs. C. C. Dickinson, Clinton; Mrs. James M. Harris, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Mr. Parks was an Elk and M.W.A. Dr. W. E. Davis, of Cameron, Mo., who baptized Mr. Parks, came to assist with the funeral services, which had been planned by Mr. Parks before his death. They were conducted at his late home Sunday afternoon. His body was laid in the J. G. Hill Vault, at Englewood, until one can be built for the Parks family.

PARKS, Ray William
b: Mar 1 1923, near Gaines, Henry Co, MO
d: Oct 3 1925, near Brownington, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Little Ray William Parks was called from this world to enter the City of God about nine o'clock Saturday evening, Oct. 3rd, 1925. Ray William was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Parks, living east of Brownington. He was born near Gaines, Mo., March 1, 1923. His age at time of death was 2 years, 8 months and 2 days. At home he leaves one sister, Elma, age 4 years. Both children became ill just before noon Saturday, and about 8 o'clock that evening, Ray William began to grow worse, and never recovered. His fatal malady is not wholly known but it is thought that the children received poison from playing with toadstools. Elma seemed as well as usual the next day. "Tis sad to part with one whom we have come to love so well. It seems that we cannot so suddenly cancel our future hopes in him. In his going, there is left a vacancy in a home which can never be filled. But the Master has said: "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven," and so we have learned that we must say, "It is well." Besides his father, mother and sister, he leaves both his paternal and maternal grandparents, several relatives and many friends to mourn his loss. Rev. Harryman, pastor of the M. E. Church at Mt. Zion, conducted the funeral services at Mt. Zion, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Oct. 4, 1925. Interment was in Mt. Zion cemetery.

PARKS, Rebecca Jane BRICKER
b: Oct 22 1841, W of Calhoun, Henry Co, MO
d: May 30 1924
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Mrs. Parks Passes Away - Rebecca Jane Bricker was born Oct. 22, 1841 at the home place west of Calhoun. She was the fourth child born to W. C. and Sarah Bricker. Nine children were born to this union, all of whom are deceased except Susan A. Whitley of Yale, British Colombia. Aunt Jane's father moved to this country from Tenn. with several other families and homesteaded the place known as the Bricker farm. She was united in marriage to Will Parks in 1868. He having preceded her several years ago. She united with the Presbyterian church and was a consistent believer in that faith until her death. As long as health permitted she was a regular attendant of the services, but health failing she had not been for some time. About six months ago she went to make her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Bricker, who did everything possible to make her last days the happiest, and as one says "All was done that loving hands could do." She peacefully passed to the great beyond at 1:30 Friday morning, May 30, 1924 to meet the loved ones gone on before. Age 82 years, 7 months, 8 days. Thus ends a good life. Funeral services where held from the Presbyterian church Saturday, May 31st, and interment was in Calhoun cemetery.

PARKS, Robert Edwin
b: Jan 24 1917, Henry Co, MO
d: Aug 28 2003, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Sep 15 2003 - Robert Edwin Parks, 86, Calhoun, died Thursday, August 28, 2003, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Edwin was born January 24, 1917 in Henry County to Robert Lee and Nanny (Houk) Parks. He lived most of his life in the Henry County area, graduating from Clinton High School and working as a farmer, retiring from Peabody Coal after 20-plus years as a prospect driller. He was married to Ruth Geraldine Williams for 62 years, who preceded him in death in April 2002. He was a member of Calhoun Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include three daughters, Ann Bohrn-Wymore and her husband Jack, Overland Park, Kansas, Nancy Marlow and her husband Bill, Windsor, and Robin Parks-Feldman and her husband David, Torrance California; two sons Bill Parks, Calhoun, and Bob Parks and his wife Janet, Clinton, and one sister Dorothy Chastain, Independence. In addition he is survived by 14 grandchildren, Karlton Bohrn and his wife Ann, Overland Park, Kansas, Lesa Garcia and her husband Juan, Olathe, Kansas, Teresa Kelly and her husband Mike, Overland Park, Kansas, Jodie Ware and her husband Ron, Belton, Mike Wymore and his wife Shannon, Archie, Nigel Best and his wife Lynn, Calhoun, Ryan Parks, Clinton, Lindsey Parks, Columbia, Roger Crawford and his wife Cathy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jamie Parks, Houston, Texas, Chad Parks, Raytown, Brad and Chris Pennington, Clinton, Remy Feldman, Torrance, California. Edwin also had 17 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Hannah Bohrn, Overland Park, Kansas, Jenna and Jentry Garcia, Olathe, Kansas, Patrick and Trevor Kelley, Overland Park, Kansas, Lara, Alex and Nate Ware, Belton, Whitney and Kendall Wymore, Archie, Abigail and Madiline Best, Calhoun, Dominique Malveux, Columbia, Caitlyn, Rhiannon and Gabriael Crawford, Colorado Springs, Colorado. In addition to his wife Ruth, Mr. Parks was preceded in death by his daughter Gloria Parks; grandson Jason; great-granddaughter Meghan; his parents and brothers Ural, Hershel and Loyd. Known as Uncle Edwin to his many nieces and nephews, he enjoyed all family gatherings as well as fishing and watching MU Tigers games. He was happiest when surrounded by his family at the many dinners and gatherings. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, on Tuesday, September 2. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Ruth Geraldine WILLIAMS
b: Nov 1 1920, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 7 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Apr 18 2002 - Ruth Geraldine Williams Parks, 81, died Sunday, April 7, 2002, in Clinton. She was born November 1, 1920, in Henry County, to Estes and Mary Williams. On December 9, 1939, she married Robert Edwin Parks, who survives of the home. They were married 62 years at the time of her death. Ruth was a member of the Calhoun Baptist Church and had been an active member of the communities in which she lived. Survivors also include three daughters, Ann Borhn-Wymore of Overland Park, Kansas, Nancy Marlow of Windsor, Robin Parks-Feldman of California; two sons, Bill Parks of Calhoun and Bob Parks of Clinton; two sisters, Ellen Daley of Los Angeles, California, and Daisy Plumb of Olathe, Kansas; three brothers, Paul Williams of Belton, John Williams of Texas and Russell Williams of Overland Park, Kansas; as well as 15 grandchildren, Karlton Bohrn of Overland Park, Kansas, Lesa Garcia of Olathe, Kansas, Nigel Best of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Rayn Parks of Clinton, Lindsey Parks of Columbia, Roger Crawford of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tiffany Hurd of Clinton, James Parks of Richmond, Texas, Chad Parks of Raytown, Brad Pennington of Linn, Chris Pennington of Clinton, Remy Nicole Feldman of California, Teresa Kelly of Overland Park, Kansas, Jodie Ware of Belton and Mike Wymore of Archie; also 15 great-grandchildren, Jake and Hannah Bohrn of Overland Park, Kansas, Jenna and Jentry Garcia of Olathe, Kansas, Abigail and Madeline Best of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Caitlyn and Rhiannon Crawford of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Patrick and Trevor Kelly of Overland Park, Kansas, Lara, Alex and Nate Ware of Belton, and Whitney and Kendall Wymore of Archie. Ruth was preceded in death by her daughter, Gloria Parks; grandson, Jason; great-granddaughter, Megan; her parents; one sister, Dorothy Arnold, and a brother, Phillip Williams. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Thursday, April 11. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Samuel
b: n/a
d: Jul 22 1898

Clinton MO, Jul 30 1898 - Samuel Parks of Gaines died of asthma on the 22nd of the present month. It is thought he lived longer in Henry County than any other man now living, having come in 1832 or 1833 and hence had a residence here of over 76 years. When we reflect that by verbal communication we can reach back to the time when the Indians roamed at will over the county in their hunting expedition, it gives us a realization of Mr. Parks' local residence. The old pioneers of Missouri are dropping out of the trenches one by one. In religion, Mr. Parks adhered to the Universalist teaching. He was upright and honest. And he leaves a wife and six children all in Henry, but the oldest daughter who resides in Texas.

PARKS, Samuel Allen
b: Sep 28 1927, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 27 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 1 2007 - Samuel Allen Parks, 79, died April 27, 2007, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Clinton. He was born on September 28, 1927, the third son of Monta Delmar and Mary Margurite Wareham Parks in Clinton, receiving his education there and graduated from Clinton High School in 1946. On October 25, 1953, he was married to Margaret Ann Braun at the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton. They shared a love of trout fishing, making many fishing trips through the years to Taneycomo Lake and never missed opening day at Bennett Springs State Park on March 1. They very much enjoyed trips through the years with their friends and the fellowship of the Elks Lodge, also family gatherings through the years. Sam loved following sports and especially the Chiefs football team. He was employed at Atkins Ben Franklin during high school years and later worked at the Lake City Arsenal and Russell Bro. Clothing for a few years before becoming manager of the store room at Missouri Public Service in Clinton, retiring in 1986. He had a special rapport with children and all nieces and nephews looked forward with much anticipation to the special treat bagE„ he and Margaret had prepared for them and the children of their friends and neighbors at Halloween. He loved quail hunting with his brothers, fishing, golfing and traveling. He was a follower of all sports and he and Margaret attended many K.C. Chiefs and MU Tigers games. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton for 54 years. He had been an Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club where he had held membership many years. In the past, he had been a member of the Lions Club and Jaycees Club. Following Margaret's illness in 1985, he had been a loving and devoted caretaker until two years ago when his health no longer permitted him to do it at home, but continued daily to contribute to the care for her at the nursing home until his hospitalization two months ago. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Monte D. Parks, Jr., Phillip William Parks, Forest Winfield Parks, and one niece, Gail Parks. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann; one brother, Robert E. (Bodie) Parks and wife, Kay, Clinton; one sister, Nancy Johnson, Lee's Summit; one sister-in-law, Boann Parks of Clinton; nephews, Mike and Stephen Parks of Clinton, Monte D. Parks III, Berryton, Kansas, Martin Parks, Lake Stevens, Washington, Merritt Parks, Kansas City, Keith and Kurt Johnson, Lee's Summit, Kent Johnson, Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Parks, Overland Park, Kansas, and Todd Parks, Longview, Texas; nieces, Melanie Clovis, Shohomish, Washington, and Shalon Dittus, Beulah, North Dakota, and many great-nieces and nephews; also a devoted sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Esther and Leon Hargrave, and many nieces and nephews of Margaret's who were very special to him as well. He was always most appreciative of the support of friends and wonderful caring neighbors during last few years. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 1 at First Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.

PARKS, Sheldon Delano
b: Apr 12 1933, Evona, Gentry Co, MO
d: Dec 25 1992, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
bur: ElDorado Springs Cemetery, ElDorado Springs, Cedar Co, MO
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Sheldon Delano Parks, son of George Robert and Anna Leona Parks, was born April 12, 1933 in Evona, Mo., and lived in the Kansas City area before he moved to Montrose in 1989. He passed away December 25, 1992 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Sheldon was united in marriage to Rozella Rachel Lillie on November 7, 1953 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a machine operator for the Westvaco Corporation in the Fairfax District for fifteen years, retiring in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Rozella Parks of the home; two sons, Robert Parks, Gladstone, and John Parks, Kansas City; two daughters, Sharon Joslin, Redfield, Ar., and Carol Peek, Appleton City; his mother, Anna Montgomery, and a brother, George Parks, both of El Dorado Springs; one grandson and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Tuesday, December 29, 1992. Burial was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery.

PARKS, Susan Ella
b: Feb 13 1844, Benton Co, MO
d: Apr 3 1938, near Windsor, Pettis Co, MO
bur:
Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
Windsor, Henry Co, MO - The beautiful life of Miss Sue Parks was ended Sunday at 7:00 p.m. when she died at her home in Windsor. She had been seriously ill for several weeks. Susan Ella Parks, daughter of Samuel and Christiana Parks, was born February 13, 1844, in Benton County, Missouri, about 12 miles from Warsaw. Her father was one of the old pioneers of Missouri, coming from Kentucky. He first settled in Cooper County, but moved to Benton County in 1841. Miss Sue, as she was always known to her friends, was one of nine children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, Mrs. R. H. Melton, of Clinton. Miss Sue lived on the farm during all her early life except for a short time when the family lived in Warsaw. One by one the sisters married and one brother, James Parks, left or California and later married. In 1875 the father died while serving a term in the State Legislature. From that time Miss Sue, her mother and her two brothers, Alex and Tom, lived together, at first in the country home, later in Windsor, to which town they moved in 1895. In 1906 the mother died and the sister lived with her two brothers till they also were taken, Tom in 1917 and Alex in 1919. At the time of this last bereavement. Miss Sue's relatives urged her either to leave her home or to have some one in the home to live with her, but she always refused. She loved her home and everything in it, her yard, her flowers and her trees. To her, there was no loneliness in this cherished spot, and she wanted no intrusion upon her privacy. Her books, in whose enjoyment she never lost her zest, were her chosen companions, Carlisle, Wordsworth and Tennyson, her favorites and she loved to quote from these authors, yet she loved her friends and always welcomed them to her home with old fashioned courtesy. She had a strength of will by which she seemed able to overcome physical ills to which most people would succumb. When in 1931 she fell and injured her hip, she was so determined not to be confined either to her bed or to house that by constant exercise she overcame her afflictions, so that the lameness was not noticeable. During the past four years she had been in failing health, requiring the care of a nurse and companion but it had been only a few weeks since her condition was considered serious. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the home and the body was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery at Warsaw, Mo. where she lived for many years. Mrs. Emma Dickinson and Mrs. E. D. Savles were present from Clinton for the funeral. James A. Parks and Mrs. Dickinson were at the Parks home Sunday night.

PARKS, Susan Hill McFARLAND HESLER
b: Sep 1 1846, Cooper Co, MO
d: Feb 24 1928, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Susie H. Parks was born in Cooper County, Missouri September 1, 1846 and died February 24, 1928, age 81 years, 5 months and 23 days. She was married to Martin Hesler August, 1861. To this union, one daughter, Laura Martin, was born. His death came December 15, 1862. On March 27, 1865, she was united in marriage to John Sherman Parks, who passed away September 3, 1909. To this union, four children were given, Elnora, Myrtle Dee, William Sherman, and Birdie Jane, who is the only one of the four now living. Besides her own children, she reared her daughter, Dee's, three children, and she also gave a home to two orphan girls. She helped in all church and Sunday School activities in her own community. In 1856, her parents (James and Nancy Peters McFarland) came from Cooper County, Missouri and entered the land now known as the John Shoemaker farm, lying just north and adjoining Good Hope Church. Her father selected the present site of Good Hope Cemetery. The first grave was a baby's, who died during the Civil War, and was carried by an uncle on a horse to that cemetery. Her character was a product of the pioneer times in which she was reared. The dominating traits were determination, persistence, courage, patience, and hospitality. She enjoyed life to its fullest extent and maintained an interest in current events up until the very last of her illness. She read much and kept abreast of the times. No braver fight was ever waged against disease than this one waged by her against the cancer that finally conquered her physical condition. To the last, she maintained an interest in her pure bred poultry and was a passionate lover of flowers, they, thriving and blooming for her when they would for no one else. Her vegetable garden was as good as the best in the community. She was an accomplished needle woman, and up until the time of her last illness, she did all kinds of embroidery and sewing. With her passing, a loving mother and grandmother and a useful neighbor and friend has gone from our midst. Funeral services were conducted at Good Hope Church February 25, 1928.

PARKS, Susan Lenora STEWART
b: Oct 7 1860, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
d: Jul 30 1925

Clinton MO, Aug 1925 - Mrs. H. H. Parks died Thursday, July 30, at 9:30 a.m., after an illness extending over the past six months. Susan Lenora Stewart was born Oct. 7, 1860, on a farm, which now forms the junction, 9th and Main streets, Kansas City, Mo. Her father was killed during the Civil war. With her mother and sister they moved to Benton county near Cole Camp. She resided in this county until five years previous to her death. February 5, 1881, she was united in marriage with Henry H. Parks, at Cole Camp. To this union were born four children, two sons dying in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. J. M. Freund, dying six years ago, and Mrs. C. L. Henry, of Kansas City, who had been with her mother for the past six months. She was converted into the Christian faith at the age of 15, uniting with the Methodist church near her home. Some ten years ago she united with the Seventh Day Adventist church, in which she held membership at the time of her death. Perhaps the best example of her dutiful life to Christ, was the rearing of two orphans, and also, she had taken into her home at times many other unfortunate young men and women. Services were at the Congregational Church of Cole Camp. Burial was in the Parks cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss, the husband, the daughter, a sister, Mrs. Agnes Brown, of Lincoln, Mo., and 8 grandchildren, also many other relatives and friends.

PARKS, Thomas A.
b: Mar 29 1855, Cole Camp, Benton Co, MO
d: Mar 25 1931, Windsor, Henry Co, MO

Windsor Review, Windsor MO, Mar 26 1931 - Thomas A Parks died in Windsor, Wednesday morning after a short illness from pneumonia. The deceased was born in Cole Camp, March 29, 1855. He is survived by four brothers, one brother, Henry Parks residing in Windsor. He had lived in Windsor since 1920. A short funeral service will be held at the Huston Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon, after which the body will be taken to Cole Camp where a funeral service will be held in the Congregational Church, Interment will be at Cole Camp.

PARKS, Thomas Benton
b: Apr 10 1860, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 24 1940, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Tom B. Parks, veteran Democrat and County official, answered his last call to rest at his North Washington Street home, shortly after noon, Wednesday, July 24, 1940. His family and many friends at the courthouse knew his strength was definitely failing Tuesday evening, it bowing to the inevitable at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday when Death closed his eyes. Mr. Parks had been in a critical condition the past week, the culmination of long weeks of illness that had gradually sapped his strength. Thomas Benton Parks was born April 10, 1860, near Leesville, of well known pioneer parentage, Bird Denton and Lourinda J. Lee Parks. He was educated in the local rural schools near his father's large stock and grain farm and completed his study at the State Normal School at Warrensburg where he graduated in 1878. He then taught seven years, being for a time at George School, later superintendent of the Calhoun Schools. In 1887, Mr. Parks was appointed county surveyor to fill the unexpired term of his predecessor. The next year he was elected to the office, holding it until 1901 when he took his family to Montana, where he was employed as a federal surveyor, sectionalizing part of the Flat Head Indian Reservation. In 1907 he returned to Henry County to his farming and stock raising. IN 1916, he was again elected to the office of county surveyor and appointed by the county court as Highway Engineer, which office he had held with efficiency and good judgment until his death. Mr. Parks had definitely stated he was not to be a candidate in the Democratic primary in August, feeling his time of service was nearing its end. Mr. Parks was made happy thru the largest part of his long life by the gentle wife who graced his home, and who was the mother of their seven fine children. She was formerly Miss Minnie L. Strieby and came with her parents when a child of four to the Leesville neighborhood, where she was reared and as a winsome little girl went to school with Mr. Parks. They were married January 9, 1888 and made their first home in Clinton where they returned in 1919 and for many years have quietly and happily resided at the corner of Washington and Gravel Streets. Mr. Parks followed in the footsteps of his father, being a farmer raising stock, being an enthusiastic Democrat, an active Mason and a dependable member of the Methodist church. He attended services at the Franklin Street Methodist as long as he was able, and his genial smile and ready bow, his kindly manner and spirit marked him a gentleman at heart. A man of splendid principle, ambition and mind, a devoted husband who showed every consideration to his courageous wife, who has been confined to an invalid's chair 27 years, and a fine father whose every son and daughter had preceded their other work in life by some years of teaching experience; he filled well every requirement of the worthy citizen. Surviving Mr. Parks are his widow and their children, Mrs. Moad Davis of Clinton, Mrs. A. Dunning of Deepwater, J. Manford Parks of the home, Gordon Parks, Commander of the USS Maryland; Mrs. E. P. Welch of Pepperell, Mass., Mrs. S. C. Bass of New York, Mrs. Tanner Freeman, San Antonio, Texas; and 15 grandchildren, all of whom enjoyed a happy reunion together in Clinton last May 27. Wilkinson will be in charge of funeral services.

PARKS, Thurman Richard
b: Nov 12 1890, near Leesville, Henry Co, MO
d: Jul 4 1935, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Last Rites for Beloved Clinton Man Held Sunday at the M. E. Church, South - The life work of Thurman Richard Parks was brought to a close at 11:40 p. m., Thursday, July 4. His death came as a release from earthly suffering. Thurman Parks, son of James Peyton and Rhoda Coale Parks, was born November 12, 1890, on a farm near Leesville and came to Clinton with his parents when two. This had been his home since, with the exception of a few years he spent in Depew, Ill., when he was employed in the zinc works and where he learned the trade of electrician. After the Clinton municipal light plant was built, he was employed as assistant electrician for several years, then after Tony Hereford left became chief electrician. November 2, 1923, Mr. Parks was wiring a building when it became crossed with a high voltage line and in order to save his life, he kicked the ladder loose and fell to the walk. Workers nearby had to get pliers from his pocket to get him loose from the line. The fall resulted in a knee crack. October 17, 1924, a transformer fell against the same knee and resulted in such a serious injury he went to Mayo's, where everything possible was done to aid his recovery. He spent a while in Washington during his convalescence. He was in constant pain, but those who knew Thurman Parks never knew the suffering he was undergoing for he always gave a smile and a merry jest about every turn life took. In September, 1934, his suffering became so intense that it was necessary for him to have his leg amputated in hopes of stopping the progress of the bone infection which had resulted. He had been bedfast since March, this year. Miss Fannie Ward and Thurman Parks were united in marriage November 28, 1911, by Rev. A. N. Lindsay, who at that time said his marriages lasted, and such was true of Mr. and Mrs. Parks for they gave a beautiful devotion to each other. She survives with their two sons, Thurman Jr., age 21, and Bobby Don, age 4. A daughter died in infancy. He also leaves his beloved mother, Mrs. J. P. Parks, of Wenatchee, Wash., five brothers, G. W., Chas., Pete, Aubra and Bud Parks, and a sister, Mrs. Jack Lindsay, all of Wenatchee. A number of years Mr. Parks was assistant manager of the Last Chance Garage, and while associated here he helped build up the friendly, courteous service for which John E. Smith's garage was noted. He remembered faces and names and everyone was his friend. His life was rich in friendships, for to him, friends exceeded money and there was nothing he would not do for 'a friend. This characteristic endeared him to many, and acquaintances quickly became lasting and sincere friends. Mrs. Parks, his devoted wife, said he taught her friendliness, for embodied in his disposition was the essence of the art of making and holding friends Every time he saw an acquaintance he had a gay wave of the hand and a jolly "Hello, how are you ?" There is no wonder why "Parksie" was one of the most beloved figures in Clinton. Not only was Mr. Parks familiar with electrical things, but, with his versatile ability, knew how to work with wood and paints and other trades. Most of his talent along these lines was natural ability, supplemented with self teaching. Due to his good nature and helpfulness, he filled a place in the community which few people are privileged to fill, for he was ever ready with a helping hand with no thought of the remuneration to be gained from the use of his ability. Mr. Parks' home on North Second street was where he spent his happiest days. He and his beloved wife took just a house, and he remodeled into into a home, doing all the work himself. Here, kindliness and hospitality were supreme and not only his friends but those of his wife and sons were welcomed with cordiality and sincerity. This was a home where every guest always had a good time and relaxed in the atmosphere of happiness. The shrubs and flowers in the yard were artistically arranged by Mr. Parks, who placed them with care and tended them faithfully, finding the keenest delight in watching their growth. He was head advisor or Dad of the De Molays, and during his long illness, the boys made frequent visits to their beloved Dad. He was a friend of the young and the old, ever courteous and helpful, with an understanding of old people and their loneliness, and seemed to have an equal intuition about the needs of young people. He enjoyed play as well as work and knew how to equalize these to gain the greatest happiness from life. The churches for the colored people in Clinton were wired by Mr. Parks without charge, and he did many kindly acts for these people. As a result, he won their unstinted devotion and during his last days they watched with silent grief, but with ministering hands. Many times, one of the good colored Women would cook dinner, help clean up the house for Mrs. Parks, or do the washing, which causes one to realize that in this commercial age there is yet the spirit of helpfulness and human kindness in the time of grief and need. For some weeks when the end began to approach and talking became difficult, he was unable to see his friends, but to all who called he expressed his appreciation of their being there. From Monday on, when he knew that the end was coming, he told his loved ones they must not break down but keep up their courage. Only then did they know the great pain that he suffered. Mr. Parks was a Mason and always believed in the teachings of the M. E. church, South. A few weeks before his death, he made a profession of his faith and was baptized in his own home by the pastor, Dr. J. E. Alexander. He was voted into the church at the morning service, but was unable to attend. At his request the funeral was held at this church. The funeral was held at 2:30 Sunday at the M. E. church, South. Masonic services were held at Englewood. Mrs. Parks' sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bottens, of Osawatomie, Kans., and the Parks' friends of many years' standing, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hereford, and daughter, Hope, of Leavenworth, Kans., came for the funeral. Mrs. Bottens remained to be with her sister for a time and the Herefords are visiting his aunt, Mrs. Sam Shadwell, and other relatives here.

PARKS, Thurman William "Parksie"
b: Nov 2 1913, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: May 14 1998, Emporia, Lyon Co, KS
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Daily Democrat, May 18 1998 - Thurman William "Parksie" Parks, 84, Emporia, Kansas, died Thursday, May 14, 1998, at Newman Hospital in Emporia, Kansas. He was born November 2, 1913, in Clinton. He was the son of Thurman Richard and Fannie Belle Ward Parks. He married Minnie M. Martin in Clinton on January 11, 1936. He was an electrician for 43 years, retiring in November 1975. He was a member of the Drakes Chapel Methodist Church in Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Minnie M. Martin of the home; one son, C. Richard Parks of Ventura, California; one daughter, Frances V. Moberly of Emporia, Kansas; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, R.D. "Bobby Don" Parks. Graveside services will be at Englewood Cemetery on Tuesday, May 19. - Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State Street, Emporia, Kansas 66801.

PARKS, Wilbur Lynn
b: Jan 6 1928
d: Apr 25 2001, Butler, Bates Co, MO
bur: Taberville Cemetery, Taberville, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Clinton Daily Democrat, Apr 27 2001 - Wilbur Lynn Parks, 73, Clinton, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He is survived by a son, Gary Parks, Amsterdam; a daughter, Jodi Thomlinson, Walker; one brother, Gene Parks, Taberville; three sisters, Vera Schacker, Harrisonville, Merlene Hamilton and Virginia Craig, Norborne. Funeral services were Friday at Taberville Cemetery.

PARKS, William Benjamin
b: Oct 21 1872, Warsaw, Benton Co, MO
d: Jul 5 1937, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton Eye, Thursday, July 8, 1937 - W. B. Parks, resident of Clinton some 40 years passed into his long sleep at 11:10 p. m. July 5th from his residence at 709 Jefferson street. Mr. Parks had undergone an operation nine months ago from which he had never recovered, an acute malignancy destroying hope of regaining health. Intense suffering borne with a patient, reconciled spirit marked his last weeks with his family and at the last he went peacefully. William Benjamin Parks was born October 21, 1872, at Warsaw, Mo., the only son of Samuel Parks and wife, Emily C. Edwards Parks. Schooled in the local grades at Warsaw he became a farmer which continued his business in life which he followed until late years. March 2, 1898 Mr. Parks and Miss Nelia Belle Hamilton were united in marriage making their home at Gaines for a time that being the home of his bride. Later they moved to Clinton where they have since resided. Six children blessed their home, four surviving their father: sons, Robert, of Clinton and Glenn of the home, daughters, Mrs. George Calvin of North Third and Mrs. Charles Calvin of South Eighth streets, Clinton. A daughter, Mrs. Elsie Forsythe and an infant son, Roy, preceded their father in death. Mr. Parks is also survived by his widow and five sisters, Mrs. Fannie Rainey of Deepwater; Mrs. Ida Gaines of Gaines; Mrs. Laura Wray of Graham, Mo., Mrs. Rachel Adkins, Waterville, Wash., and Mrs. Maria Hood of McAlister, Okla. Mr. Parks, who was a true hearted friend loved his family and looked to the visits of his children with great pleasure as life neared its end. He was a tireless and incessant worker, putting his best effort into the job at hand. He was an efficient employee of the Bush poultry farms seven years, until he was unable to work about four years ago. The funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at the Wilkinson Funeral Home.

PARKS, William F.
b: Dec 24 1848, Bates Co, MO
d: May 18 1889, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Calhoun Cemetery, Tebo Twp, Henry Co, MO
Death of a Good Man - We learn from M. D. Finks, of the death of Wm. F. Parks, a well known citizen of Tebo township, this county, which sad event occurred on Saturday evening, May 18th. He has been in bad health for a couple of years, but had been going about. He fell on the floor at his residence in an epileptic fit, and in an hour expired. He was bout 38 years of age. He was the son of John M. Parks deceased. He was married to Miss Eunice Jones, sister of A. B. Jones, who with six children, survive him. He was a splendid citizen, and greatly respected by all who knew him. He was buried Sunday, May 19th, at the Calhoun cemetery. - (From our Calhoun correspondent) Died near Calhoun, May 18th, suddenly of heart disease, Mr. William Parks, aged about 38 years. His remains were followed to the grave at Calhoun Sunday by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Elder Harris was sent for to conduct the service, but failed to arrive. Rev. Gedney offered prayer and made very appropriate remarks at the grave. Mr. Parks leaves a wife and six children in comfortable circumstances. He was a good man, a kind friend and neighbor and was respected by all who knew him.

PARKS, William Frederick
b: Jan 19 1871, Henry Co, MO
d: Mar 11 1940, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Clinton MO - W. F. Parks, for some 30 years a merchant at Sparrow, and son of pioneer Henry County parents, died at his home at 11:15 p.m. Monday, March 11, 1940. Mr. Parks, who had been ill some time with malignancy that entailed acute sufering, had been much worse the past week and death proved a release from much pain. William Frederick Parks was born Jan. 19, 1871, in southeast Henry County, the son of Joseph and Sarah Duncan Parks, well known early residents of the county. He grew to manhood on the farm of his father and following the tradition of his family became a farmer. February 20, 1895, Miss Lula Ann King of near Leesville became his wife and to them six children were born, all of whom survive. Their home was one where happiness and love abided, where mutual interests bound all closely together and where kindly consideration kept it warm in memory as the boys and girls have gone to homes of their own. Mr. Parks was a member of the Christian Church, having been converted and joined years go at Leesville. He was a fine upright man, whose friends were many and whose life had been an open book of fair dealing and honor. In 1904, they bought the Sparrow store, which they have since operated, building it into an establishment of community interest. His widow; three sons, Clem of Bolivar, Chester of Denver, Loyd of Appleton City; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Kinyon of Kingsville, Mrs. Lorene Robertson of Denver, Mrs. Tracy Ashworth of Lexington, Mo., and five grandchildren, Evelyn Kinyon; George Anne, Dwight Lee, Rosemary and Gloria Jean Parks, survive; also two sisters, Mrs. P. C. Hann of Kansas City and Mrs. Herbert Weathers of Wichita, Kansas, and one brother, Albert Parks, near Tightwad. Funeral services were conducted at the Consalus & Peck Funeral Home in Clinton, Wednesday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

PARKS, Wilson Washington
b: Sep 27 1858, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Oct 18 1938, Nevada, Vernon Co, MO
bur:
Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home

Clinton MO - Wilson Washington Parks answered Jesus' call at 8:00 a.m. October 18, 1938. After suffering 11 days at the State Hospital at Nevada from arterial failure, he died with pneumonia. His age was 80 years and 21 days. He was born in St. Clair County, Missouri, near Osceola, where he spent the first nine years of his life. He helped his father, John H. Parks, operate a grist mill during the civil War, when families came from not only that county, but adjoining counties to have corn ground for bread. Though young in years he was unusually large and strong and cheerfully performed a man's task since most of the grown men were in the army. As a man he operated a sawmill until old age forced him to give up hard work. At the age of 14 he was converted and united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving as elder in the Surprise congregation for many years and remaining strong in the faith until death. His was a life of devotion to his family and God, nothing being too humble for him to do for loved ones and friends in sickness. Though suffering in recent years from nervous disorders and deafness which handicapped him from leading a more active life, he was ever ready to perform any duty. Possessing inventive and mechanical ideas he labored tirelessly repairing machinery or some needed article for the house, farm, or sawmill. His devotion to his God was strong, never faltering in the faith which was a controlling factor in his last illness. He continually rejoiced in the hope he had that Jesus was coming and how God was blessing him, yet warning everyone to pray and be ready. He was married April 12, 1885 to Sarah Elizabeth Burnsides, who survives him. To this union were born 11 children, three dying in infancy. The surviving are: Fletcher K. Parks, Salida, Colo., Royal H. Parks, Mrs. J. J. Joyce and Ira U. Parks, Brownington; Mrs. Vivian Burdette, Crestwood, Ky.; Misses Ruth and Ruby Parks of Brownington. Other relatives are three granddaughters, four grandsons and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the Good Hope Baptist church (today) Thursday. Burial in the cemetery nearby.

PARMALEE, Candace Opal
b: Aug 20 1987, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
d: Apr 16 1992, Kansas
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Candace O. Parmalee, age four, formerly of Windsor, later of Concordia, died Thursday, April 16, at the University of Kansas Medical Center as the result of burns suffered in a fire at her home. She was born August 20, 1987 in Clinton, daughter of David F. Hooten and Ruby Frances Parmalee Hooten. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Benjamin L. Parmalee of the home; her maternal grandparents, John and Opal Parmalee of Windsor; her paternal grandmother, Betty Hooten Hughes of Warsaw; her maternal great-grandfather, Rev. Edward L. Pennel of Mack's Creek; her paternal grandfather, Bernard Hooten of Warsaw; four aunts; three uncles, several cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. Graveside services will be Saturday at the Laurel Oak Cemetery.

PARMALEE, Mary Ann
b: abt 1962
d: Nov 2004
bur: Oak Grove Cemetery, Collins, St. Clair Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Dec 29 2004 - Funeral services for Mary Ann Parmalee, 42, Roscoe, were held Monday, November 29, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, near Collins.

PARMALEE, Opal PENNEL
b: Apr 7 1942, Camden Co, MO
d: Jun 29 2002, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jul 1 2002 - Opal Parmalee, 60, Windsor, died Saturday evening, June 29, 2002, at her home in Windsor. She was born April 7, 1942, in Camden County, near Mack's Creek, the daughter of Rev. Edward Levi Pennel and Beatrice Francies (Driskill) Pennel. On May 27, 1960, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Windsor she married John B. Parmalee, who survives of the home. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for several years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Ravonda Earline Parmalee, Calhoun, Tamera Elaine Crawford, Bitburg, Germany, and Ruby Francies Hooton, Warrensburg; nine grandchildren; three sisters, May A. Harbor, Lincoln, Rose E. Creach, Windsor, and Janie A. Douglas, Independence; a brother, Rev. Roy A. Pennel, Lawrence, Kansas. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Franklin Pennel and Paul Issac Pennel; a granddaughter, Candace; two nieces, Annette Pennel and Wanda Ray. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 3, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PARMLEY, Sylvia Sue SICKMAN
b: Jul 11 1955, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 8 2008, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
St. Marys Cemetery, Montrose, Deepwater Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Nov 10 2008 - Sylvia Sue Parmley, 53, of Montrose, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. Sylvia was born July 11, 1955 in Henry County the daughter of Dennis W. and Rosalie "Schussler" Sickman. She enjoyed working in her flowerbeds, was a loving mother to her stepdaughters and a doting grandmother who never missed a family gathering. Surviving Sylvia is her husband, Jr. of the home, her mother Rosalie Sickman of Montrose, Missouri, three stepdaughters, Rebecca Collins of Clinton, Missouri, Deborah Bergen and husband Jeremy of Montrose, Missouri, Ashley Parmley of Clinton,Missouri, three sisters, Julie Nold and husband Bob of Texas, Claudia Higgins and husband Bob of Deepwater, Missouri, Deborah Nold and husband Stanley of Montrose, Missouri, two granddaughters, Laura Parmley of Clinton, Missouri, Miranda Collins of Clinton, Missouri, one grandson Walker Bergen of Montrose, Montrose, and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father Dennis Sickman and two brothers, Chris Sickman and David Sickman. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in the chapel of Consalus Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.

PARR, Annie SALLEE
b: Oct 29 1845, Albany, Gentry Co, MO
d: Dec 20 1930, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. Annie Sallee Parr first saw the light of this world on the 29th of October, 1845. Her birthplace was Albany, Missouri. At 11:50 on the 20th of December, 1930, she laid down her hands of toil after a long pilgrimage upon earth lasting over a period of eighty-five years, one month and twenty-one days. It was her wish that she might die in her old home at 510 South McLane street. In compliance with this desire, the house was repapered and she was brought back here from Kansas City some five or six weeks ago. She had been ailing for about a year and had been seriously sick since last July, when she was taken to Kansas City to be with one of her daughters. In the year 1861 she was united in holy wedlock to Cephas W. Parr. This union was blessed with eleven children of whom only four survive. Some of them died during infancy but one daughter who grew to maturity passed to her reward seven years ago and another five years previous to that. She joined the M. E. church at Olathe, Kans., and used to attend the First M. E. church in Clinton, but she has not been physically able to attend for a number of years. She leaves to mourn her departure, her son, R. S. Parr, of Clinton; Mrs. Rosa Mallory of Clinton; Mrs. Birdie Miller and Mrs. Louise Blakeman, both of Kansas City, MO., besides other relatives and friends. Interment was at Englewood.

PARRACK, Ann BELL
b: Jan 10 1928, Thrush, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 2 2013, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Ann Parrack, 85, of Windsor, Missouri, died Sunday morning, June 2, 2013, at the Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Windsor. She was born January 10, 1928, in Thrush, Missouri, the daughter of Harrison "Harry" Bell and Ary Ellen (Nixon) Bell. On June 3, 1989, in Windsor, Missouri at the First Baptist Church, she married Bob Parrack and he survives of the home. Ann worked in the administrative branch of New York Life Insurance Company for 37 years, working in the Kansas City, Missouri office. Earlier in her life she had also worked at the International Shoe Factory in Windsor for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Roundtable reading group, of the church. She loved flower gardening and was a member of the Windsor Garden Club. Ann also enjoyed reading and writing. In addition to her husband, Bob, survivors include 3 nephews, Jeff Gatschet and his wife Mimi, Raymore, Mo.; Mike Gatschet and his wife Tina, Raytown, Mo.; and Rich Gatschet and his wife Christine, Blue Springs, Mo.; a niece, Debbie Zinn and her husband Wiley, Belton, Texas; 8 great-nieces and nephews, Ary, Jon, Laura, Jacob, Dalton, Morgan, Emily, and Andrew; 4 great-great-nieces and nephews, Mary Grace, Jack, Vance and Kendall; and a brother-in-law, Gale VanSlyke, Windsor, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters, Mary Ellen Watson, Frances VanSlyke, and Reta Gatschet. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 2013, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PARRACK, Ruby L. THOMPSON
b: Sep 23 1904, Windsor, Henry Co, MO
d: Jun 17 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Laurel Oak Cemetery PA-QU, Windsor, Windsor Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Hadley Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jun 19 2000 - Ruby L. Parrack, 95, Windsor, died Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2000, at the Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. She was born September 23, 1904, in Windsor, the daughter of John Albert Thompson and Mary A. (Zollicker) Thompson. On November 29, 1928, in Windsor, she married Burt S. Parrack, who died August 15, 1972. She was a homemaker. She had also worked for the International Shoe Factory in Windsor and the Kroger Store in Windsor. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor. She is survived by two sons, Bob Parrack and his wife Ann, Windsor, and Richard Parrack and his wife Billie Jo, Belton; a grandson, Tony Parrack, Belton; several cousins. She was preceded in death by four sisters an infant brother. Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor.

PARRATT, Harry Frank
b: Dec 25 1921, Concordia, Cloud Co, KS
d: Jul 16 2002, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Consalus Funeral Homes

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Aug 8 2002 - Harry Frank Parratt was born December 25, 1921, in Concordia, Kansas, son of Curt and Edna McNutt Parratt. He died July 16, 2002, at his home. He lived in the Clinton area most of his life. He married Maxine Gordon in 1970. He served with the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 and an avid hunter and fisherman. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Nellie; his parents; two brothers, Harold and Johnny Parratt; one sister, Edith Scrogham, and one son, Orville Keesler, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Maxine; two sons, Frank Parratt and wife Dee, Clinton, Steven Parratt, Talley Bend; one daughter, Norma Lawler and husband Willie, Clinton; one brother Robert Parratt, Montrose; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held July 16 at Englewood Cemetery.

PARRATT, Margaret K.
b: Jul 12 1919, Blairstown, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 2 2007, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Cremation
arr:
Vansant-Mills Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 3 2007 - Margaret K. Parratt, 87, Clinton, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. It was her request to be cremated with no services. She was born in Blairstown. She was a school teacher in Warsaw. She later worked for Rival Manufacturing Co. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold Ray Parratt, on May 20, 1996; two brothers, James Marksberry Jr. and Kenneth Marksberry, and two sisters, Mary Lee Marksberry and Kathryn Marksberry. She is survived by two sons, Jim Parratt and wife Marilyn and John Parratt, all of Clinton; one sister, Dorothy Hayden of Chilhowee; two grandsons, Rodney Parratt of Clinton and Jeremy Parratt of Independence; one granddaughter Amy Parratt of Texas and one great-granddaughter Tanna Parratt of Clinton.

PARRISH, Jack E. Sr.
b: Mar 6 1928, Deepwater, Henry Co, MO
d: May 18 2006, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co, OK
bur:
Deepwater Cemetery, Fairview Twp, Henry Co, MO
Shawnee News-Star, Shawnee, OK, May 21 2006 - Shawnee resident Jack E. Parrish Sr., 78, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Shawnee. He was born March 6, 1928, in Deepwater, Mo., to Marion O. and Juliette F. (Davis) Parrish. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1945. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as senior master sergeant and the Alabama State Troopers. He was a Mason and of the Presbyterian faith. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean Parrish, and a son, Jack. E. Parrish Jr. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tony Owens of Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Parrish of Montgomery, Ala.; the children's mother, Boncile N. Parrish of Montgomery, Ala.; grandchildren, Slade and Laura Parris and Kirsten and Lance Parrish Owens, all of Montgomery, Ala.; sisters, Russie Early of Overland Park, Kan.; Margaret St. Clair and Jean Knodle, both of Riverside, Calif., Carol Souders and her husband, Garry, of Shawnee; a brother, Phil Parrish and his wife, Sally, of Norman; special companion and friends, Mary Matthews and Carl; a special pet, JJ, his dachshund, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be Monday at Deepwater Cemetery in Deepwater, Mo.

PARROTT, Marvin H.
b: Oct 27 1909, Valley City, Johnson Co, MO
d: Sep 13 1991, N of Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
bur: Knob Noster Cemetery, Knob Noster, Johnson Co, MO
arr: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Marvin H. Parrott, 81, Knob Noster, died Friday, Sept. 13, 1991, at the home of his son, north of Knob Noster. He was born Oct. 27, 1909, near Valley City, the son of Else Claude Parrott and Ethel Honey Parrott. He had lived in the Knob Noster area all his life and had worked as a dairy farmer. He was a member of the Knob Noster Methodist Church for 74 years and was active in the church choir and had served as Sunday school superintendent and on the church administrative board. He was a member of the Farm Bureau for more than 50 years and was a past president. He was a lifetime member of the American Guernsey Breeders, and the Missouri Guernsey Breeders and was a member of the Dairy Shrine Club and was a charter member of the Missouri Dairy Hall of Honor. He also had served on the Knob Noster School Board. On April 20, 1932, he married Nellie Davis in Holden. She survives. In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include two sons, William D. Parrott, Staten Island, N.Y., and Jerry L. Parrott, Knob Noster; one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Rose Evelyn) Skeen, Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Marcella Parrott, Wichita, Kansas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 16, at the Knob Noster Methodist Church. Burial was in the Knob Noster Cemetery.

PARSCALE, Bessie Pearl STARK WEAVER
b: Oct 29 1896, near Iconium, St. Clair Co, MO
d: Mar 13 1992
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Sickman & Dunning Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Bessie Pearl Stark was born on October 29, 1896, in her parents' home near Harper and Iconium, to John Clements Stark and Cynthia Ann Car Stark. She was the youngest of four children, with brothers, Daniel, Frances and Jesse. On November 4, 1914, she and Houston Norflete Weaver were married. He died on March 9, 1924, leaving Bessie with two daughters, Jessie Ellice Weaver and Lucille Pearl Weaver. On June 10, 1925, she was married to Jessie M. Parscale at Osceola. She became the stepmother of Dorothy, Orpha Lee, James and Jay Parscale. She resided in Brownington about 40 years, moving with Jesse to Deepwater in 1970, where she lived until one year ago, when she entered Sycamore View Nursing Home, until her death on March 13, 1992. She is survived by one daughter, Jessie Cole; three granddaughters, Louanna Simmons of Kansas, Suzan Nolan of South Dakota and Connie Howle of South Dakota; six great-grandchildren, step-daughter, Orpha Lee Norris, and 11 step-grandchildren. She created beauty where she could, using everyday things around her in quilting, in crocheted and embroidered pieces, in the thousands of well-planned and nourishing meals she prepared. She loved flowers; long ago the rows of bright annuals bloomed alongside rows of corn and potatoes, roses climbed trellises and daffodils shared springtime gold under her care, and windowsills were bright with geraniums and Christmas cactus. A clean and orderly house welcomed friends and family every day, no matter how busy she was with seasonal chores. Traditional values instilled in her during childhood remained a part of her adult life - frugality, practicality, a slow and conservative approach to anything new, along with the feeling that "new" wasn't necessarily "better". Her quiet faith in her God and His Promises guided her and sustained her through the loss of two husbands, a daughter, most of her relatives and lifelong friends and through the many setbacks and disappointments life hands to all of us. She was a very private person, an anachronism who perhaps was sometimes not entirely comfortable with the fast moving pace of life around her, but the stability and unchanging views she held about what was good and bad, right and wrong, served as a reminder, a lesson, a caution to all around her that some things, some values and truths are forever. We who loved her will miss her, but we are joyful in our certainty that she is now in the wonderful second phase of her life, for which the first was lived. Funeral services were held on March 15, 1992, at the Sickman & Dunning Chapel. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery in Brownington.

PARSCALE, James Chester "Chet"
b: Sep 12 1911, Buffalo, Dallas Co, MO
d: Feb 26 1993, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - James Chester Parscale, son of James and Nancy Elizabeth Hawkins Parscale, was born September 12, 1911 in Buffalo, Mo. and passed away February 26, 1993 at Golden Valley Hospital at the age of 81. Chet, as he was known, had lived in Deepwater and Jerico Springs before moving to Clinton six years ago. He was united in marriage to Ruby LaGore September 12, 1964 at the Deepwater Methodist Church by the Rev. Pitchford. He worked at the W. S. Dickey Tile Co. in Deepwater and was in the U.S. Post Office for 26 years, retiring as postmaster at Jerico Springs in 1980. Chet was Scoutmaster in Deepwater for a number of years. He was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and received the Order of Merit from the Lone Bear District in 1959. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, The Clinton Masonic Lodge No. 548 and the Order of Eastern Star, Clinton. He is survived by his wife Ruby of the home; one sister Anna Goslin, Clinton, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Northeast Baptist Church Tuesday, March 2, 1992. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Brownington.

PARSCALE, Ruby V. LaGORE
b: Mar 24 1914, Bosworth, Carroll Co, MO
d: Jun 4 1997, Yakima, WA
bur:
Maplewood Cemetery, Osage Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO - Yakima, Washington - Ruby V. Parscale, 83, went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Chet, on June 4 1997 in Yakima (Wash.). Ruby was born March 24, 1914 to Robert and Maggie Stewart (LaGore) in Bosworth, Missouri. At the age of four Ruby and her brothers joined their extended DeLozier family. Ruby lived and worked in Odessa, Texas for twenty years. She returned to Deepwater, MO to marry Chester Parscale September 12, 1964. The couple made their home in Deepwater until moving to Jerico Springs, MO where Chet was postmaster. While in Jerico Springs, Ruby was active in Eastern Star, church and community functions. She loved to entertain family and friends. Ruby and Chet returned to Clinton, MO upon his retirement. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in 1989. In August of 1994 Ruby moved to Yakima to be near her family. Ruby is survived by a step-sister, Erma Dunning of Grand Junction, Colo; half-sister, Elsie Rogers of Colchester, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Ruby LaGore of Hale, MO, Sarah LaGore of Marshall, MO, Josephine, and Maxine DeLozier of Wapato, WA, Leona DeLozier of Yakima, WA, and Blanche DeLozier of Deepwater, MO; also surviving are many nieces and nephews from the Parscale and DeLozier families. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Chet; two brothers, Russell and Clyde LaGore; half-brother, Virgil "Ed" DeLozier, and step-brothers, Dick, Tom, Jesse, Elmer and Rufus DeLozier. Funeral services were held in Clinton, MO, with burial in the Maplewood Cemetery at Brownington, MO. Merritt Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

PARSLEY, Damaris A. BUCHANAN
b: Jun 2 1845, Morgan Co, IL
d: Sep 14 1891, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Eye, Sep 19 1891 - Died, Monday night, between 10 and 11, Mrs. H. C. Parsley, of dropsy and heart disease, at their home on South Main Street. Mrs. Parsley had been subject to heart disease but thru her entire illness never gave up to go to bed. Last Saturday, Drs. Johnson and Gibbins drew several gallons of water from her and Sunday morning she went to breakfast but later in the day she took two chills and Monday night, the cord that bound her spirit to earth severed and a devoted husband and two fair daughters were left to mourn. We have lost a noble Christian woman. Her maiden name was Miss Damarius Buchanan, born in Morgan county, Illinois; married Mr. Parsley in Decatur, Ill. March 14, 1871; three children were born to them, one dying in Kansas. Misses Cora and Della are their father's pride and comfort in his loneliness. One brother, J. C. Buchanan resides in Clinton; a sister in Fort Scott and two brothers in Arkansas. Rev. Skillman conducted a short funeral at the home and the remains were laid in Englewood.

PARSLEY, Dewey L.
b: Oct 12 1899, Henry Co, MO
d: Jan 31 1905, Clinton, Henry Co, MO

Clinton Missouri, Feb 4 1905 - Dewey L. Parsley, little 5-year old daughter of B. F. Parsley, was born October 12, 1899, and departed this life at 10 minutes of 4 Tuesday morning, January 31, 1905. She was taken ill at the residence of her brother T. C. Gentry, 214 North Eighth Street. Little Dewey had suffered a great deal. All was done for her that a skillful doctor, kiind father and realtives could do, but to no avail. She has gone home to heaven to meet her mother, who a few years ago heeded her Master's call. The funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning.

PARSONS, Dorothy Naomi WYATT
b: Apr 17 1915, Henry Co, MO
d: Feb 7 2000, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
arr: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home

Clinton Daily Democrat, Feb 28 2000 - Dorothy Naomi Parsons, daughter of Thomas and Lucy Disney Wyatt, was born April 17, 1915, in Henry County and died Monday, February 7, 2000, at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton. Dorothy was married to Everett Horrell Parsons on December 28, 1930, in LaDue. Everett preceded her in death on May 4, 1982. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton and the LaDue Community Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett, and one half-sister, Anna Smith, and one half-brother, Page Huffman. She is survived by her three children, James E. Parsons and wife, Carol, of Clinton, JoAnn Brown and husband, Joe, of Cole Camp, and Ann Mellen and husband, Wyatt, of Clinton; one brother, David E. Wyatt of Clarksville, as well as eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vansant-Mills Chapel on Wednesday, February 9. Burial was in the Englewood Cemetery.

PARSONS, Edith Vivian "Vicki" McNAIR
b: Jul 26 1927, Independence, Jackson Co, MO
d: Dec 16 2004, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur:
Englewood Cemetery NA-PE, Clinton, Clinton Twp, Henry Co, MO
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Jan 7 2005 - Edith Vivian Parsons, better known as "Vicki", Clinton, died December 16, 2004, at Clinton Healthcare at the age of 77 after a lengthy illness. Vicki was born July 26, 1927, in Independence, daughter of the late Joel S. and Tressie Edith (Burke) McNair. Vicki married Joseph Parsons, who preceded her in death August 13, 1998. She is survived by one daughter, Lynda Dvorak and husband Tony, Kansas City, and one son Damon and wife Susan, Clinton; eight grandchildren, Anton Dvorak Jr., John Dvorak, Mark Dvorak and Jim Dvorak, all of Kansas City, Dan Dvorak of Sarasota, Florida, Ashley and Ali Parsons of Clinton, Kristin Parsons, Wichita, Kansas; two great-grandsons Michael and Thomas Dvorak of Kansas City; three brothers, Raymond McNair of California, Marion McNair of Florida, Burk McNair of Texas, and on sister, Peggy Batterton of Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, her parents, on sister and two brothers and a granddaughter. Vicki enjoyed traveling, cooking, all types of needlework, gardening, making jewelry, visiting with friends and especially her family. Graveside services were held Monday, December 20, at Englewood Cemetery.

PARSONS, Elma RANDALL
b: Mar 22 1920, near Lowry City, St. Clair Co, MO
d: May 19 2002, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Appleton City Cemetery, Appleton City, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Hill & Son Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 24 2002 - Elma (Randall) Parsons was born March 22, 1920, on the family farm near Lowry City, to Charles and Elena (Walts) Randall, and died at her home in Appleton City on Sunday, May 19, 2002. She married Richard Parsons February 26, 1939. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Elma was the ninth child of a family of nine, Walts, Nathalie, Herbert, Elsie, Helen, Ray, Ruth and Rodney. She attended school at Grandview School near Lowry City. On February 26, 1939, Elma was united in marriage to Clarence Richard Parsons by Rev. L. J. Miller at his home near Ohio, Missouri. To this union, two children were born, Leslie Gene and Beverly June. The family lived on their farm southeast of Appleton City. Elma was a good, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She spent many hours gardening, solving crossword puzzles, sewing, quilting and reading. She read the Bible cover-to-cover three times in her lifetime. Her dedication for her family was unconditional. She attended many ball games, graduations and events for her children and grandchildren. We all cherish the love and time each of us had with her. Elma was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents, and her brothers and sisters, Walts, Herbert, Nathalie, Helen and Ruth. Survivors include her two children and spouses, Leslie and Judi Parsons of Appleton City and Beverly and Cecil Shouse of Nevada; her six grandchildren and their families, Larry, Jackie, Jacob, Tyler and Lawrence Shouse of Nevada, Gary, Mary Jo, Dillon, Elizabeth and Dalton Shouse of Spearville, Kansas, Rick, Regina Tucker and Jackson Evans of Centralia, Jeff, Stephanie, Amanda and Deidra Nelson, Butler, Dale, Pam and Valerie Craft of Butler, and Steve Parsons of Kansas City; her sister, Elsie Jones, Clinton; her brothers, Ray Randall of Prescott, Kansas, Rodney and Lelah Randall of Unionville, and brother-in-law Harold Graham of Clinton. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 21, at Hill & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Appleton City cemetery.

PARSONS, Frances E. DesCOMBES
b: May 9 1915, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO
d: Mar 21 2003, Overland Park, Johnson Co, KS
bur: Mineral Creek Cemetery, Leeton, Johnson Co, MO

Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, Mar 25 2003 - Frances E. (DesCombes) Parsons died Friday, March 21, 2003, at The Forum of Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 26, at the Church of the Nativity Chapel in Leawood, Kansas. Burial will be in Leeton. Formerly of Kansas City, she was born on May 9, 1915, in Leeton. She was an executive secretary with Chevrolet for 20 years. After her retirement from Chevrolet, she began a retail career at Jaccard's Jewelry and Swanson's on the Plaza until 1985. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde DesCombes and Stanley DesCombes. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rich and Patty Parsons, and three grandchildren Rhett, Alexis and John Parsons, all of Leawood; nephews and cousins.

PARSONS, June G.
b: Dec 21 1920
d: May 7 2004, near Osceola, St. Clair Co, MO
bur: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Osage Twp, St. Clair Co, MO
arr:
Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home
Daily Democrat, Clinton MO, May 10 2004 - Mrs. June G. Parsons, 83, Osceola, died Friday, May 7, 2004, at her home near Osceola. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 12, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Quincy.

 

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