SUMMER SHADE – Evie Pearl Hayes Parke, age 90, passed away May 16, 2020, at TJ Samson Community Hospital. Born May 16, 1930, in Edmonton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ova Lee Shaw Hayes and the wife of the late Otha Parke.
She was a housewife, caregiver, helped farm, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and did a lot for her community. She was a member of Missionary Mound Baptist Church since 1947.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Donald (Leisa) Parke, and Tommy Parke both of Summer Shade; three grandchildren: Jeremy Lee (Megan Young) Parke, Jenny (Johnathan) Heckel, and Jessica (Tyler Bonnema) Parke; and seven great-grandchildren: Camron and Aubrey Parke, Landon and Lucas Heckel, Brailey Brown, Briale and Callee Lane.
Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents, were one daughter, Shirley Parke; two sisters, Maye Isenberg and Maude Hawkins; and five brothers, Richard, Buford, Thomas, Edward, and Alphie Hayes.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Missionary Mound Baptist Church with Brother Dale Copas officiating. Burial will follow in the Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with limited capacity at McMurtrey Funeral Home and on Thursday, May 21, 2020, after 10:00 a.m. at the Missionary Mound Baptist Church, with limited capacity, until time of services at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to the Missionary Mound Cemetery.