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Bessie Mae Phelps Parks
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1890
Larrabee
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 29, 1975
Prescott
Yavapai County
Arizona, USA

Obituary from The Milford Mail, June 5, 1975, Page 2, Milford, Iowa
Bessie Parks
Bessie M. Parks was born November 22, 1890 at Larrabee, in Cherokee County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Adelbert and Mabel Libby Phelps. She married Arthur James Parks July 3, 1907 at Neligh, Nebraska. They farmed many years in Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. In 1946 they went to Arnolds Park. They spent the summers in Arnolds Park and winters in Arizona. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in LeMars until moving to Arnolds Park, where she joined the Friends Church. Bessie has been active in church work. Bessie died May 29, 1975 at the Hospital Prescott, Arizona, where she has been a patient since the fall of 1974 suffering from a broken hip. Services were held Monday, June 2 at the Free Methodist Church in LeMars, with Rev. Paul Baiotto and Rev. Duane Pridey officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1944, one son, Wilbur in 1962, one infant daughter and three brothers. Survivors include; Ronald Parks, Prescott and Arnolds Park; Lowell Parks, Rural Remsen; Mrs. Aurel Collett, St. Louis Mo.;Mrs. Pauline Dempster, Rural LeMars; Mrs. Charlotte Lyons, Boone; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Interment was in LeMars Memorial Cemetery.

Obituary from unknown newspaper; scrapbook of daughter, Pauline Dempster:
Mrs. Arthur J. Parks
Mrs. Arthur J. Parks, 84, Arnolds Park, died Thursday, May 29, 1975, in a hospital at Prescott, Ariz. where she was spending the winter. She had been ill for several months. On Jan. 17, 1975 she sustained a broken hip. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Free Methodist church, LeMars. Rev. Paul Baiotto and Rev. Duane Pridey officiated. Burial was in LeMars Memorial cemetery under direction of the Mauer Funeral home, LeMars.

Mrs. Parks, the former Bessie Phelps, was born Nov. 22, 1890, at Larrabee. She was married July 3, 1907, at Neligh, Neb. The couple lived on a farm near LeMars. Mr. Parks died in 1944. Two years later she moved to Arnolds Park. Survivors are two sons, Ronald of Arnolds Park and Prescott; Lowell of rural Remsen; three daughters, Mrs. Aurel Collett, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Pauline Dempster, rural LeMars; and Mrs. Charlotte Lyons, Boone. There are 18 granchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1944; a son, Wilbur in 1962; and an infant daughter and three brothers. Mrs. Parks was a member of the Free Methodist church, LeMars, until moving to Arnolds Park where she joined Friends church. She had been active in church work. 
 
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 Parents:
  Adelbert Anson Phelps (1869 - 1939)
  Mabel F. Libby Phelps (1868 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Arthur James Parks (1883 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Ronald Vinton Parks (1910 - 1993)*
  Lowell Veldon Parks (1915 - 1975)*
  Aurel V Collett (1917 - 1990)*
  Pauline Vesta Parks Dempster (1920 - 1999)*
  Charleen Evelyn Parks (1923 - 1923)*
  Wilbur Arthur Parks (1925 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Mae Phelps Parks (1890 - 1975)
  Irwin Arthur Phelps (1892 - 1957)*
  Irwin Arthur Phelps (1892 - 1957)*
  Lawrence Glen Phelps (1901 - 1955)*
  Robert Emerson Phelps (1914 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Cemetery
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Pinkscraps
Record added: Apr 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35881399
Bessie Mae <i>Phelps</i> Parks
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Bessie Mae <i>Phelps</i> Parks
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