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Myrna Lea (McCullick) Parks, age 69, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, went to be with her Savior on Monday, February 19, 2018. She was born November 7, 1948, to Allen R. McCullick and Ruth I. (Noyes) McCullick.
Myrna graduated in 1966 from El Dorado Springs High School and then went to St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Kansas City, MO. She worked at several nursing facilities during her career. She was Director of Nursing at the State Hospital in Nevada, MO; Menorah Medical Center in Kansas City, MO; and Shalom Geriatric Center in Kansas City, MO. She was also a member of the American Red Cross organ donor surgical team. Nursing was Myrna’s passion.
Myrna married Lawrence D. Parks in November 1968. To this union two children were born, Jeffrey D. Parks and Kerri R. Parks-Klotz. Lauren E. Parks, Myrna’s pride and joy, was born October 21, 1987. Myrna raised her granddaughter as her own and loved her more than anything.
Myrna loved color and always found the beauty in things. Gardening was one of the many things that made her happy. She was always reaching out to help or be involved in the lives of those she loved. For years lots of girls in Girl Scouts learned from her and looked up to her as their mighty leader. She touched many lives.
Preceding Myrna in death were her parents, Ray and Ruth McCullick; sister, Donna Neely; and infant sister, Ruth Allene.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence D. Parks; children: Jeffrey D. (Kelle) Parks, of Monument, CO, Kerri R. Parks-Klotz (Kelly), of El Dorado Springs, MO; and Lauren E. Parks-Crawford, of Nortonville, KS; grandchildren: Ryan Pixler, of Jackson, MN, Jordan Ramey, of Gardner, KS, Ashlan (Bobby) Burgess, of Springhill, KS, Zachary, Ethan, and Oliver Parks, and Maxwell Slater; sister, Jeanie Ogle and husband, Jim; brother-in-law, Kenneth Neely; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A funeral service for Myrna Parks was held Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment followed at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Ryan Pixler, Jordan Ramey, Zachary Parks, Ethan Parks, Maxwell Slater, and Kelly Klotz. Honorary pallbearers were: Kenneth Neely, Jim Ogle, Jeff Parks, Kyle Neely, Leslie Neely, and Michael Ogle.