Helen Katherine "Sis" (Hufnagel) Parks, 76, of Muddy Creek Township, passed away Thursday while in the comfort of her home.
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Born on Jan. 8, 1938, in Shaler Township, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Helen (Richard) Hufnagel.
A Catholic by faith, Sis was a member of the St. Gregory Catholic Church.
In addition to her care and support for her parents for many years, she was employed as a supper club waitress and as a supervisor at Green Thumb Greenhouse in Apopka, Fla., and she worked for the Florida Department of Transportation.
Sis was much loved by her family and friends and enjoyed traveling with them. She will be remembered as a great cook, accomplished gardener and expert needlework artist, and for her kind and caring spirit. Sis will be dearly and greatly missed.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her siblings, James (Grace) Hufnagel of Fombell, Richard "Bud" Hufnagel of Harrisville, Robert Hufnagel of West Liberty and Marjorie (Henry) Helgeson of Newport, Wash.; her stepdaughters, Patricia and Connie; and her numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Sis was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Parks; her three brothers, Charles, William and Howard; and her sister, Jean.
Parks - The friends of Helen Katherine "Sis" (Hufnagel) Parks, who passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home, 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2 W. Beaver St., Zelienople, with the Fr. Lawrence R. Smith, celebrant. Friends are asked to please meet at the church.
Sis will be laid to rest at Pinewood Memorial Gardens, Cranberry Township.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the St. Gregory Catholic Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Sis' family at www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.
Glenn Kildoo Funeral Home
219 East Grandview Ave
Zelienople, PA 16063
Published in Butler Eagle on May 19, 2014