Jerry P. Parks, age 78, passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA from complications during surgery.
A Memorial Service with full military honors will be December 14th at 1 pm at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO. In Lieu of flowers the family request memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project or Lone Survivor Foundation.
Jerry Phillip, son of Loren F and Lucille (Ruring) Parks was born August 21, 1940 in Sioux City, IA. On April 4, 1964 he married Jeanne Taylor.
At the age of 17 he joined the Iowa Army National Guard and in 1968 he entered active duty serving in Vietnam until 1972. He retired from his military service in 1980 as Lt. Colonel.
Jerry, with his family, moved to Bucklin, MO to continue farming, transitioning from the conventional cattle and row crop industry to raising elk for meat production and velvet antler capsules for dietary supplements. Upon retiring from the elk business, he and Jeanne spent many years traveling across North America in their motor coach before making Yuma, AZ their winter home.
Jerry was a member of St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline, Mo and was an active member and office holder in many organizations including the VFW, DAV, Knights of Columbus , North American Elk Breeders Association, American Ag, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne, of the home; one son, Jeff Parks and wife Mary Beth of St. Catherine, MO; one daughter, Julie Towner of Moberly, MO; five grandchildren, Mandy (Jessie) Wagaman, Megan (Jerel) Hendricks, Lucas, Allyson & Lauren Parks; two great-grandsons, Forrest and Hank Wagaman; one sister, Colleen Knop and husband Gene; four sister-in-laws, Charylene Banks and husband Gary, Nancy Nystrup, Lillian Heeren and Marjane Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jerine Schlotman; one brother, Tom Parks; and 2 nephews Tony Parks and Don Knop, his father-in law Daryl Taylor and mother-in-law Julia Taylor, 2 brother-in-laws, Steve Heeren and Chris Nystrup.
Everyone is invited to lunch and fellowship sponsored by the Redeemer Church following the service. The Luncheon will be served at the First Baptist Church in Moberly.
Janice Ellen (Bradley) Louis
Janice Ellen (Bradley) Louis, of Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the age of 74 at Queens Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Janice was born to parents Thomas Lee Andrew and Freda Mae (Carter) Bradley on May 27, 1944 in Brookfield, MO. She attended Brookfield High School and the joined the US Air Force. While in the US Air Force she married William R. (Bill) Louis who preceded her in death in 2000. They Moved to California where she was district manager of Jack in the Box. After the birth of their daughter they moved back to Missouri to be closer to family. While in Missouri she ran her own restaurant, and then she was the county director for DFS. After retirement she then moved to Florida to be a sunny snow bird. She enjoyed traveling and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Dr. Lindsay R. and Jeff Owings, Marion, IL; her sisters, Bonita Stuart and Tom Huff of Brookfield and Quintine (Jack) Cupp of Marceline; brother Jack L. Bradley, Napa, CA, several nieces and nephews and her grand-dogs, Diesel and Brittany. She is preceded in death by William R. (Bill) Louis, her parents, Tom and Freda; and her brother James Wesley Bradley; brother-in-law Rex M. Stuart and sister-in-law Nancy Bradley.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date with internment at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, MO.
Barbara Allen Baker
Barbara Allen Baker, 67 of Bucklin, died Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Life Care Center of Brookfield. She is survived by her sister Maggie Chandler-Berry of Arkansas.
No services will be held, private burial will be at a later date. Arrangements by Delaney Funeral Home, Marceline.