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Thyra Wynetta (Clutter) Parks, age 86, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away November 11, 2013, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She was born October 30, 1927, west of Osceola, MO, the only child of Dean and Thyra Murna (Clanin) Clutter.
Wynetta grew up in St. Clair County except for five years living with her parents near Coffey, MO. While there she attended McClery grade school until moving back to Chalk Level, MO. She graduated from Chalk Level School in 1941. She attended Osceola High School for two years and then graduated from Roscoe High School in May, 1945. Wynetta taught school one year at Monegaw School. The next year she taught at the Chalk Level School where the upper grades had been her classmates five years before.
On March 27, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leonard A. Parks. To this union two sons were born: Lawrence Dean and Neil Wayne. On October 29, 1949, Wynetta and Leonard were divorced.
Wynetta moved to El Dorado Springs to live with her parents in May, 1949. Her father and mother helped her raise her sons. She worked at the International Shoe Factory for 11 years. Then she worked for 30 years as an office clerk in the City of El Dorado Springs Utilities office, retiring May 22, 1991.
After retirement she enjoyed many hobbies including family history, taking pictures, sewing, embroidering, gardening, and helping her parents as they aged. She always enjoyed visiting her sons and families and having them all come home to visit. Wynetta was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
Preceding her in death were her parents and one great-granddaughter Khighla Leann Parks.
Survivors include two sons: Lawrence Dean Parks and wife Murna of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Neil Wayne Parks and wife Sherry of Fordland, MO; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Dean Parks, Kerri Ruth Parks, Michael Wayne Parks, and Jeremy Scott Parks; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services for Wynetta Parks will be Friday, November 15, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Rev. Brent Bland will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lowry City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Neil Parks, Dean Parks, Ryan Parks, Jeff Parks, Michael Parks, and Jeremy Parks.