Parks, Peggy


Died: February 20, 2013
Peggy Ann Parks, 74, of Dunfermline, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:32 a.m. while at Heartland Healthcare Center in Canton.
Peggy was the daughter of Thurlo and Edna (Ogle) Carter. She was born November 29, 1938 in St. Louis, MO. She married William “Terry” Parks in St. Louis, MO on May 4, 1957 at Emmus Evangelical Church by Rev. Carl Bohnenkamper.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Michael Ray (Beverly) Parks, of Arnold, MO, Gerald William (Sarah) Parks of Canton, Timothy James (Heather) Parks of Washington; two daughters, Terry Lee Parks of Washington and Deborah Ann Parks of Canton.
Peggy was the proud grandmother of sixteen, Collins Nance, Krystyna Brown, Ryan Michael, Lara Eden, Kara Ann, Kaitlyn Noel, Anthony William, Nicholas Joel, Justin, Brittany, Nathaniel R., Michael, Sheila, Celina, Nicole, and Ashlyn,; and the proud great-grandmother of twenty-two great-grandchildren. One brother, Thurlo “John” Carter of St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law, Chuck (Sandy) Parks; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, Harold, Robert, and Gene; sister, Betty, all of St. Louis, MO; and two infant sisters.
Peggy loved her family more than words can describe.
Peggy grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Roosevelt High School until graduation in 1956. She worked at Western Electric as a switchboard operator until 1958. She also worked as a school crossing guard in Mackinaw during the 70’s and again in the 80’s. The kids all called Peggy the nice lady on the corner! Peggy loved all the kids and looked forward to seeing each of them every day!
Peggy most enjoyed being a housewife and home maker and was gifted with crafts and making beautiful quilts until recent years.
Peggy was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Canton.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, with President Ron Depperman officiating. Visitation will be held Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Highbridge Cemetery in Dunfermline.
Memorials may be made to The United Way of Spoon River Country or to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To view Peggy’s tribute video, or to leave online condolences, please visit

Oaks Hines Funeral Home

702 W Main St
Elmwood, IL