Wanda Pauline Parks, 96 of Taylorville passed away at 2:19 PM on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 19, 1919 at Grove City the daughter of Albert and Cecil (Etter) Showalter. She married Dale D. Parks on September 14, 1946 at Taylorville; he preceded her in death on October 15, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 3 grandchildren and 5 brothers, Lyle, Arthur, Milton, Colonel and Dean Showalter.
Wanda was employed as a dietitian at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital (now Taylorville Memorial Hospital), retiring after 25 years of service. She was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church. She was also the “Maple Street Enforcer”.
Survivors: Daughters, Kathy (Don) Tingley of Terre Haute, IN, Sheila (Don) Corso, Nancy (Corey) Hafliger and Brenda (Norman) Finfrock all of Taylorville, IL; Sons, Kyle (Terrie) Parks of Stonington, IL and Lyle (Kathleen) Parks of Taylorville, IL; Step Daughter, Carolyn Connolly of Visalia, CA; 12 grandchildren, Kristie (Steve) McKinney, Bryan (Sara) Smith, Jeremy Hafliger, Rhonda Hafliger, Nikki Clayton, Lindsey Finfrock, Scott (Ashley) Finfrock, Shannon (TJ) Barber, Tim (Lori) Parks, Robyn (Nathan) Frederking, Jennifer (Zack) Mills and Mary Parks (Nick Mayberry); 21 great grandchildren and two on the way; 1 great great grandchild; Brother, Albert “Rossi” Showalter of Taylorville, IL; Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of service at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home. Wanda’s family request that casual attire be worn.
Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.