April 13, 1944 - July 11, 2019
Donna Fern Parks was born April 13, 1944 in Bolivar, Missouri. She went to meet her heavenly Father July 11, 2019 in her home in Springfield, MO. She had been surrounded all day with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Elva Jarman and an older sister Hallie Marie Jarman, who died in infancy. She is survived by her husband Bud Parks of their home and her son Gary Allen Mattox of Fair Grove, Missouri. She is also survived by her Grand-daughter Shonna Lynn Barton and her husband Daniel of Fair Grove, Missouri. Donna had 3 step-children who she considered as her own. Susan Sales, Pam Kirby and Tony Parks. She also had 4 step-grandchildren. Donna is also survived by 5 brothers and one sister, Elmer Jarman and his wife Jerry of Kansas City, MO., Allen Jarman of Raytown, MO., Bill Jarman of Bolivar, MO., Mike Jarman and his wife Verna of Flemington, MO., Ruth Lloyd and her husband Don of Springfield, MO., and Rick Jarman of Weaubleau, MO. There is also a very large number of nieces and nephews-great nieces and nephews and many cousins. So many friends we could not list them all, but they were held in her big heart. Gary had a number of friends who all called her MOM. And that is the way she felt about them. Donna was a retired Dispatcher from several local trucking companies and the Zenith Corporation in Springfield, Missouri. For Several years she worked as a nurses aid for Burge Hospital. Donna and the entire family believed God would heal her from that dreaded word Cancer, and HE did. He took her to HEAVEN so she could rest. The entire family wishes to thank everyone for the phone calls, visits and prayers over the last few months. May our God richly bless all of you. AS DONNA WOULD SAY, I LOVE YOU BUNCHES! Visitation for Donna will be Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Butler Funeral Home. Services for Donna will be Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Butler Funeral Home, with burial to follow at the City Cemetery, Bolivar, Mo. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Donna Fern Parks was born April 13, 1944 in Bolivar, Missouri. She went to meet her heavenly Father July 11, 2019 in her home in Springfield, MO. She had been surrounded all day with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her... View Obituary & Service Information
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