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Freda J. "Aunt Freda" PARKS

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Freda J. "Aunt Freda" PARKS Obituary

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PARKS, Freda J. "Aunt Freda" 91, died peacefully Thursday, June 26, 2014 after several months of failing health. Known by may as "Aunt Freda", she was our rock during difficult times. She was a gifted artist who loved to paint. She also baked and decorated cakes for weddings and birthdays for family and friends. Her home was the gathering place for many years for holidays. She was known for her famous "Popcorn Balls" at Halloween that everyone anticipated and enjoyed. She loved her grandchildren more that life and spoiled them with her famous "French Toast" and "Cinnamon and Sugar Toast". She retired in 1990 after 30 years from The Champion Company where she worked in the accounting department and was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. Mom was a woman of incredible strength, which she continued to remind us of even as she was preparing to leave this Earth. Every single person is better for knowing her. She has touched so many lives and for that we are all grateful. She is survived by her daughter; Kathy (Steve) McGinnis of Springfield, grandchildren; Dr. Alicia (Jonathan) Thorne of Columbus, Jamie (Kristin) Parks of Pataskala, Jenna (Justin) Boggs of Huber Heights and Cory McGinnis of Marysville, precious great grandsons; Brady and Kellan Parks, several nieces and nephews, and her very dear and special friend; Phyllis Sanderson. She was preceded in death by her parents; Fred and Olive (Holdron) Kline, husband; Roger Parks (1990), sons; Stevie (1956) and Douglas (2009) Parks, daughter-in-law; Karen Parks (1998) and sister Donna Steele (2011). The family would like to thank the incredible staff at The Clark Memorial Home for going above and beyond, caring for our beloved Mom, Grandma and "Aunt"; Dr. Stephen Oehlers and his staff for their care and compassion; and finally, the awesome Hospice nurses at Hospice of the Miami Valley........there are no words. "Aunt Freda" will never be forgotten. For those who wish to do so, donations can be made to Clark Memorial Home in Freda's Honor. Visitation will be held from 2:00PM until 5:00PM Sunday in the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHAN FUNERAL HOME. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00AM Monday in St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father Paul Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Published in Springfield News-Sun from June 28 to June 29, 2014
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