Funeral services for Yvonne Parks, age 79, will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Wesleyan Gospel Chapel in Gordon, NE.
Visitation will be from 3:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE.
A memorial has been established for the Gordon Volunteer Rescue Unit and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.
Yvonne passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Gordon Countryside Care in Gordon, NE. She was born on November 18, 1937 to Earl and Laura (Dean) Forster in Gordon, NE. She was raised on the family farm. She attended Pleasant Hill school and graduated from GordonHigh school in 1956.
On November 3, 1957, Yvonne was married to her one-and-only Joseph Paul Parks Jr. Within their marriage, she and Joseph had 9 children, who they loved dearly. The family lived in Kadoka and Edgemont, SD until Joseph passed in 1969. Yvonne then returned to Gordon to raise her children. She resided in Gordon until her death.
Some of Yvonne’s favorite times were spent at the bowling alley, either working or bowling. She enjoyed being a member of the women’s Traveling League. She was also employed for many years at the Western Café, where everyone became fond of her friendliness and wonderful cooking.
Yvonne always welcomed others into her home. She was a caring, loving mother, grandmother and friend. Yvonne was “Mom” or “Grammy” to many. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life. She will be dearly missed.
Yvonne is survived in death by children Vonnie Schwaderer of Gordon, NE, Janice Alexander of Crawford, NE, Paul (Ronda) Parks of Owanka, SD, Kristi (Jeff) Driscoll of Orlando, FL, Andrea Parks of Rapid City, SD, daughter-in-law Debbie Parks of Rushville, NE, Larry Parks of Box Elder, SD, and Ruby (Keith Sr.) Wolkins of Gordon, NE; grandchildren Marti, Lori, Clifford, Bobbie, Sarah, Jennifer, Amanda, Kimberly, Kevin, Samantha, Jeremy, Courtney, Colbi, and Keith;19 great-grandchildren; and siblings Barbara Stevens of Tulsa, OK, Darlene Caves of Collinsville, OK, Melvin Forster of Gordon, NE, and Wendel Forster of Albuquerque, NM.
She was preceded in death by husband Joseph, both of her parents, infant daughter Mary, son Jerry, granddaughter Crystal and her three children, and son-in-law Mark.