May T. Parks

May T. Parks, 85, of Momence, Ill., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at her residence. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Chicago, the daughter of Michael and Mary Smego. She married Vernon H. Parks on Dec. 26, 1956, in Momence, Ill.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Rev. Vernon H. Parks of Momence, Ill.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie (Raye) Walz of Kendall, Wis., and Brenda (John) Slama of Camp Douglas, Wis.; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Mindi) Parks of Queen Creek, Ariz.; her brother and sister-in-law, Michael (Aggie) Smego of Pinckneyville, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Shawn (Dawn) O’Brien, Rachel (Barry) Daly, Katherine (Cevin) Keltner, and Wyatt Parks. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Andrew Smego; her sister, Esther Mogis; and two grandchildren, Erin O’Brien and Sarah Reynolds.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Momence, Ill. May enjoyed gardening and cooking and loved sewing, especially for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will take place in Wisconsin at a later date.

The Cotter Funeral Home (cotterfh.com) in Momence, Ill., assisted the family. 

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