Lois Edna Parks of Maysville was born on December 5, 1934 in Wayne, Oklahoma to Isaac “Ike” Gentry and Edna (Fouch) Gentry and passed from this life on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Checotah at the age of 88 years.
Lois was a longtime resident of Maysville. She was known to be an excellent seamstress who had also worked at Kellwoods in Pauls Valley. She had served as a city council person for the Town of Maysville. Lois was active in the Maysville Senior Citizens, where she was well known for making the best homemade Italian Cream Cakes you ever tasted. She married James Donnie “Don” Parks on April 14, 1988. She loved her family and spending time with them. Lois enjoyed making flower arrangements and making quilts. She was a sweet lady who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Her survivors include her son, Dale McDaniel and Sandy of Lafayette, Indiana; daughters, Cathy Nobles and Chris of Skiatook, and Nancy Stidham.
Grandchildren: Holly Gentry Engel, Melony Gentry Birt, Susan Gentry, Harold McLamb, and Angela Ayres. Great Grandchildren: Cris Mattison, Brad Mattison, Kara Railey, Alexis Engel, Emily Birt, Olivia Birt, Brittaney Wood, Maverick Williams, Macy Williams, Aleah Williams, Anastasia McLamb, Jerod Garber, Jacob Garber, Tab Birt, and Devon Greene. Great-great grandchildren: Steven Railey, Nicole Railey, Axel Wood, Blake Wood, Abigail Garber, Patrick Garber, Eli Ayres, and Everleigh Greene.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband, James Donnie “Don” Parks.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, February 20, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church, Maysville with Pastor Mike Deviney. Burial will be in the Maysville Cemetery under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, OK. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com
To obtain flowers from our area florists, please go to the top of our main page and click on “Resources” then click on “Local Florists”.