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“We want to express our condolences to the entire Parks family. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: James Dolan - Belvidere, IL

“I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing, you have my deepest sympathy. I knew Marilyn when I was the Executive Director of the Carroll County...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Sheri Traum - Mt. Carooll, IL

“Dear John, I was so sorry to hear of your loss and you have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since I heard via Lee. I alway thought that...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Lyle E. Sucher - Glenview, IL

“We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Marilyn. She was a special person who brought joy and comfort to those who knew her. Kirt and I...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Deanna and Kirt Millhouse - IL

“Marilyn was such a nice lady. She counciled me through Sinnissippi and was always helpful for me. May God bless you. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Schell - Polo, IL - friend

“Marilyn was a wonderful, caring person. In her role with Sinnissippi, she helped me understand my loved one's mental illness. At Rolling Hills, she...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hutchison - IL - friend

“Our thoughts are with the Parks family. Milledgeville has lost one of its warmest hearts. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: The Van Drew family - Chadwick, IL

“Your loss is felt far and wide as Marilyn's influence touched a lot of lives. It was a pleasure to have been a classmate with Marilyn at...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sam Gowan - Winter Haven, FL

“Dear John and Family, Our condolences to you and your family of the passing of your wife and mother. When sadness fills our hearts sometimes we must...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Clyde Lamoreux - Concord, NC

“Sorry to hear about your lose. Our prayers are with each of you. Marilyn was a good lady and will be missed dearly. Please know God has receive a...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jody & Kyle Dirks - Sterling, IL

“What a lovely lady. It was a priviledge to have known Marilyn. She taught me grace. God bless. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jeanne Koeppen - IL - Friend

“Dean Uncle Johnny and family, I was deeply saddened to hear Aunt Marilyn had passed. My heart and prayers are with you. I will always be thankful...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Jodi Daily - Treasure Island,, FL

“Dear John and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marilyn was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone. With...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jim and Chris Surber - Somerville, AL

“Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with your family... Dave and Jill, Laura, Nolan and Caleb (friends of Laurie and Ken and Lisa and Dan and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: D, J, L, N, C

“A very sweet woman <3 ”
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Marilyn Parks, age 77 of Milledgeville died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home.

Marilyn was born July 21, 1936 in Sterling the daughter of Harry and Esther (Hartman) Bushman. She graduated from the Rockford School of Nursing in 1957 and the same year married her husband John Parks on September 28. Marilyn worked at Sinnissippi Centers as an RN for 20 years, after she retired she worked for 10 years at Rolling Hills Progress Center in Lanark. First and foremost Marilyn loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, and enjoyed being a parish nurse, Sunday school teacher, and a deaconess. Marilyn also enjoyed her horses.

Survivors include her husband John of Milledgeville, two sons Jeff (Heather) Parks of Harvard, IL, Jim (Shelly) Parks of Milledgeville, two daughters Laurie (Ken) Kroymann of Solon, IA, and Lisa (Dan) Cannon of Mt. Vernon, IA, one sister Sally (Karrol) Phillips of Milledgeville, and eight grandchildren Vesta, Evan, Justin, Jolee, Kyle, Morgan, Megan, and Josh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother David Bushman.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, November 1, 2013 at Milledgeville Brethren Church. Funeral service will be at 10 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the church with Reverend Jim Black officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Milledgeville Brethren Church or Hospice of the Rock River Valley.