Ruth Parks, 69

Ruth A. Parks, age 69, of Colon, passed away, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Battle Creek Health Systems.

Ruth was born June 5, 1941, in Vicksburg, a daughter to Clarence and Ruby (Sehy) Adams.

Ruth graduated from Climax Scotts High School with the Class of 1959.

On Nov. 19, 1960, she married Clifford R. Parks in Vicksburg.

Ruth retired in 2000 from Lakeview Schools in Battle Creek after 30 years of service.

She was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon.

Ruth was a loving and wonderful mother and grandmother and devoted wife. She loved time spent with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Parks of Colon; two sons, David R. Parks of Bronson and Douglas E. Parks of Athens; mother, Ruby Adams of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, Jason, Tony, Leah and Sara Parks; two sisters, Betty (Jack) Roy of Battle Creek and Jane (Marvin) Piper of Vicksburg; brother, Richard Adams of Scotts and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald R. Parks; son Daniel L. Parks in 2000; and father, Clarence E. Adams.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. A funeral mass will take place Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at 1 p.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Colon with Rev. Fr. Richard Fritz officiating. Burial will follow at Harrison Cemetery in Scotts.

If desired the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Ruth to the St. Barbara’s Catholic Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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