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Clara Emma Canon Parks
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Birth: Apr. 9, 1922
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 2012
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA

Clara Emma (Cannon) Parks was born April 9, 1922 in Yonkers, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. She moved to Wagoner with her family at a young age and attended Wagoner schools where she graduated from high school. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Wagoner. For much of her life was Clara was a Muskogee resident. She worked for the Tastee Bread Company for 16 years before joining the Muskogee District Attorney's office. She was employed there for more than eighteen years as an administrative assistant. Upon retirement she was recognized as the first person to actually retire from the office, having worked for five district attorneys' during her career. Clara was a lifetime member of ESA, encompassing over forty-six years.

Clara departed this life on Monday, April 1, 2012 in Muskogee, OK.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.L. "Cotton" Parks; her parents, T. Bessie and Bessie L. (Mitchell) Cannon; a daughter, Carolyn Wheeler; granddaughter, Edith Bingham; five brothers, John, Walter, VanNoy, Leonard and Bill ; and three sisters, Myrtle, Mary and Cherry. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ray Grandstaff of Checotah; three grandchildren, Irvin Wheeler and wife, Kim, Tammy Powell and husband, Nick and Tiffanny Grandstaff; five great grandchildren, Whitney Wheeler, Shelby and Russell Wayne Bingham and Riley and Kinley Powell; her nephews and nieces, whom she loved as her own; a special second cousin, Harvey Edwards; special friends, Eulala Hill, Marian and Ronnie Bowman; other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Clara will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Mallett Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner. The Reverend Donnie Echols and Brother John Curtis will officiate. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner. Online condolences may be left at
Elmwood Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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Clara Emma <i>Canon</i> Parks
Added by: Virginia Hutchings Garrison
Clara Emma <i>Canon</i> Parks
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