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Mary Parks Obituary
UTICA: A Funeral Service for Mary Martha Parks, of Utica, will be held Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with burial at Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown. Rev. Bruce Hissong will officiate

Mary was born July 23, 1932 in Licking County to the late James Arthur and Ellen Jewell (Spires) Dowell. She peacefully passed away at her home Wednesday, December 15, 2010 surrounded by family and friends. She was 78 years young.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Parks Sr.; step-son, James M. Parks Jr.; and brother, Edgar L. Dowell.

She is survived by her children, Warren G. (Jeanne) Parks Jr. of Utica, Joanne E. (John) Roberts of Johnstown, and Michael R. (Connie P.) Parks of Utica, who are the children of Warren G. Parks Sr.; stepson, Jerry M. (Connie) Parks of Granville; grandchildren, Travis, Jenna, Johnny, Jonda, Jacob, Jamie, Jerimiah, and Jessica; step-grandchildren, Jereme and Lisa; and great-grandchildren, Reagahn, Reese, Bo, Brock, Kylie, James, Dillon, John Thomas, and Keaton; brothers and sisters, Jim (Terry) Dowell Jr., June (Francis) Tschakert, Bill (Barb) Dowell, Judy (Jim) Paradis, Dave (Angie) Dowell, Roger Dowell, and Cindy (Joe) Durthaler; lifelong friends, Dorothy Troyer, Mary Ann Britton, and Betty Moore.

Mary grew up in the Johnstown and Utica area and remained active in bowling leagues. She was a previous member of the American Legion.

Friends may call at the funeral home, 179 Granville St. on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m., or go to to sign an online guestbook or to share a special memory. The Family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for all of the love and support shown to Mary during this time from many friends and family members. Friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Heartland Hospice or the in lieu of flowers.

Published in the The Advocate on Dec. 16, 2010
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