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Ocie Callahan Parks, 91, the widow of Wilburn Parks, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Berea Health and Rehab Center.

Born March 25, 1926, in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Hiram and Dora Collins Callahan. Mrs. Parks was a retired employee of Modern Dry Cleaners of Richmond and her family was her life.

Survivors include her children, Tommie Parks (Kay) of Richmond, Jimmie Parks (Mary Ann) of Winchester, Leon Parks, Jo Ann Ray (Anthony) and Jerry Parks (Anna), all of Richmond; two sisters, Martha Avery and Versie Elson, both of Richmond; 22 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Callahan Abrams; two sons, Donald Callahan and Wilburn Parks; four sisters, Eva Lack, Odessa Shifflet, Mattie Whittey, and Daisey Callahan; and four brothers, Frank Jack, Lester, Clyde, and Elbert Callahan.

In honoring the wishes of Mrs. Park, there will be no visitation or public service. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403.

To express condolences, visit our website at www.orpfh.com.
Published on August 29, 2017
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