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Marlys “Molly” DeVonne Parks

December 23, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Marlys "Molly" DeVonne Parks, 85, Tama, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. Funeral Services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rev. Dewey Grimes officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Marlys was born on Oct. 5, 1927, in rural Tama County, the daughter of Miland and Christina (Long) Walls.

She graduated from Tama High School in 1945.

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Marlys “Molly” DeVonne Parks

On Aug.18, 1973, she married Oran "Junior" Parks and they resided outside of Tama. Marlys worked at King Tower Caf in Tama for 15 years and owned and operated Molly's Kitchen in Tama for 20 years, retiring on July 1, 1993. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and American Legion Auxiliary, and the Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers; and seven sisters.

Survivors include her husband, Oran "Junior" Parks of Tama; three children, Pam (Ron) Horbach of Garland, Texas, Steve (Theresa) Slagle offToledo, and Jeff (Ronee) Slagle of Tama; two step-daughters, Terri Lynn (Barry) Papesh of Tama, and Joni Parks of Crossville, Tenn.; her grandchildren, Mark (Kristin) Spear, Angie (Rod) Cory, Shannon Konicek, Tara Slagle, Steven Slagle, Tyler Slagle, and Ian Slagle; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been established.



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