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Charlotte Joan (Garringer) Parks

October 12, 1933 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 84)

Muncie-Charlotte Joan Parks, 84, entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at the Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born on October 12, 1933, in Fort Recovery, Ohio, the daughter of David Carl and Lula Erma (Arnold) Garringer.

Charlotte is a 1951 graduate of Fort Recovery High School and later married the love of her life Kenneth Jean Parks, in 1953 and he preceded her in death o January 12, 1990.  Mrs. Parks worked for the Ball Memorial Hospital in the Laundry and Surgical materials departments for 19 years prior to her retirement in 1995.  She was a past member of the Mayfield Church of the Nazarene and currently attends the Muncie First Church of the Nazarene and is a member of the sympathy club of the WGE Credit Union. Charlotte enjoyed traveling and camping with her family, anything outdoors, crocheting and reading.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Jean Wilkinson (husband-Ronald), Muncie and Linda Parks Allred (husband-Steve), Selma; six grandchildren, Bethani Stellwag, Jerry Schroeder Brent Allred, Kim Allred, Maria Hurst, Scott Wilkinson; twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Esther Gierhart.

Besides her husband of 37 years, Kenneth, she is preceded in death by her parents; six siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 1, 2018, 10:00 A.M., at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor Mark Dill officiating.  Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery north of Muncie.

Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary on Saturday September 1, 2018, from 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste 201 Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Indiana University Ball Memorial Hospital 2401 W. University Ave. Muncie, IN 47303 or Second Harvest Food Bank 6621 N. Old S.R. 3 Muncie, IN 47303 or Muncie First Church of the Nazarene 3101 N. Benton Rd. Muncie, IN 47304.

A special thank you to Dr. Lloyd who cared for our mom and the family as if we were his own and the staff of Morrison Woods who gave our mom kindness, respect and love.

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