Obituary of Lois Parks

Lois Marie (Duncan) Parks, age 93, of Fort Scott, passed away peacefully at home on January 6th, 2022. Lois was born on September 17, 1928, to Richard and Alma Duncan. On December 1st, 1946, she married Floyd Donald Parks. They had one daughter, Clara (Parks) Dunn and one granddaughter, Hannah Dunn.

A life of 93 years made Lois witness so much change in the world. She grew up on the Duncan Farm near Cherry Grove Church. She worked at the Crown Drug Store as a young girl. As an adult she worked at the Western Insurance Company. Later she and Floyd owned Bruce Marble Granite until they sold it.

Woewoe or O-Woe, as she was affectionately known by her loved ones, loved spending time with her family and friends. She was known for her quick wit and contagious laugh and smile. She loved her “grand dogs” and enjoyed spending time with them. One of her favorite things was sneaking them snacks when no one was watching. She also enjoyed visiting the chickens at Hannah’s house. Lois lived life to the fullest and was always down for a game of bingo or a trip to the casino. She was also an avid fan of the Chiefs and Royals and never missed watching a game.

She is survived by her daughter, Clara Dunn; her favorite son-in-law, Mike Dunn, granddaughter, Hannah Dunn; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Parks; her parents Richard and Alma (Frye) Duncan; her sisters: Thelma Felt, Ruth Embry, and Faye Mabery; and her brother, Hurchel Duncan. Lois was the last of her Duncan generation.

The visitation will be held on Thursday evening, January 13, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home and there will be graveside services at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Memory Gardens.

The Family suggests memorial contributions to Care to Share or Fort Scott City Dog Pound.

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