Edna Louise Parks

Sep 28th, 1922 - Jan 4th, 2020

Visitation:

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Jan. 6th, 2020 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM

Service:

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Jan. 6th, 2020 2:00 PM

Burial:

Odd Fellows Cemetery

Mon, Jan. 6th, 2020 3:00 PM

Edna Louise Parks

Marion – Edna Louise Parks, age 97, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2019 at 7:10 a.m. in Parkway Manor.

Louise was born on September 28, 1922 to Bernie and Ada (Stone) Cawthon in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She married Earl Parks on February 13, 1943 in Crab Orchard, Illinois and together they were blessed with four wonderful daughters.  Louise was a homemaker.  She was a member of Third Baptist Church, Marion and a lifetime member of the Marion Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Danny) Adams of Marion, Katie (Mike) Rowland of Christopher, Illinois and Joada Parks of Marion; nine grandchildren, Tammy (Jimmy) Karl, Sally (Rick) Baker, Darick May, Heather (Vernon) Williams, Tim (Simone) McCarty, Billy (Michelle) McCarty, Michael Rowland, Adam Novick and Jay (Devon) Novick; fifteen great-grandchildren and one on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Brenda May; two grandsons, Eric Bean and Britt Adams; one brother, Bill Cawthon; one sister, Geneva Larkin; and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, Marion on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Ivan Ryan officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Marion.

Visitation will be held at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, Marion on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

For more information or to sign an online guest register please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: suzanne hope

    From: SALEM, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2020

    So very sorry ! She was so loved by so many.

  • Guest: Suzy Hope

    From: SALEM, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2020

    So very sorry ! She was so loved by so many.

  • Guest: Laura Jones

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 5, 2020

    To Mrs Parks family, we were her neighbors for 20 years. We loved her and Mr Parks and enjoyed having them next door. They were wonderful people.
    Jim Laura Henry and Emily Jones

  • Guest: The Brown Family

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 6, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. May happy memories get you through this difficult time.
    Sammy, Kathy, Sam, Dax, Dalton

  • Guest: Rick Skelton

    From: Carbondale, Illinois

    Date: January 6, 2020

    My condolence to the Parks family

  • Guest: Gary and Sharon Bundren

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 6, 2020

    So sorry for your loss, Linda. We were unable to come to the visitation, but we have remembered you and your family.

  • Guest: Joy R Duncan

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 17, 2020

    She was a wonderful lady, so very sorry for
    your loss.