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Audrey Lavonne Parks

January 24, 1928 — May 15, 2010

Audrey Lavonne Parks, 83, of Granville, IA & formerly of Cameron, MO, died Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA.
    Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2010, there will be a visitation from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Grandview Cemetery in Albany, MO.  Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.
     Audrey was born January 24, 1928 at Ravenswood, MO, the daughter of Jesse & Alma (Poe) Ballard.  She was raised and educated in the Ravenswood area.  She attended school through grade 10 at St. Joseph, MO & Stanberry, MO.  On Oct. 31, 1945 she married Beldon Parks at Troy, KS.  The couple made their home in Albany, MO.  In 1970 they moved Cameron, MO where they lived for nearly 30 years.  In 2001 they moved to Granville, IA to be closer to their daughter, Jerilyn & family.  She had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since April 1, 2010.
     Audrey was a loving mother, grandmother & great-grandmother.  She loved sewing, reading & gardening.  She also enjoyed quilting, fishing, knitting, painting & dancing.
    Survivors include: Her husband, Beldon of Granville, IA; four sons, Lloyd Parks & his wife Dianne of Des Moines, IA; Marvin Parks & his wife Judy of Burlington, IA; Larry Parks & his wife Cheri; Robert Parks & his wife Frances all of Jacksonville, FL; One daughter Jerilyn Plathe & her husband Randy of Granville, IA; 10 Grandchildren; 5 Great-grandchildren;  3 sisters, Maxine Craven of Agate, CO; Betty Wiederholt of Maryville, MO; Rachel Downey of Allendale, MO; 3 brothers-in-law, Carroll Parks & his wife Viva Jean of Gallatin, MO; Danny Parks & his wife Mary of Blue Springs, MO; Phillip Parks & his wife of San Antonio, TX.  Several nieces & nephews.
    Preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James & Dwayne Ballard, two sisters, one in infancy, & Wanda Thomas.
    Memorials can be directed to Hospice of Orange City, IA.
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