Shawn Renee Parks/Rice

Born: Sun., Jan. 1, 1967
Died: Mon., Apr. 24, 2017


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 30, 2017
Location: Kalona Location


Memorial Gathering

1:00 PM Sun., Apr. 30, 2017
Location: Kalona Location


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A memorial service for Shawn Parks-Rice, 50, of Lone Tree, will be held Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  A time to greet the family will be held from 11 am until the time of the service.  A memorial fund has been established for the family's use.  Shawn Parks-Rice passed away at her home, outside of Lone Tree on Monday, April 24.

Shawn was born January 1, 1967 in Lewistown, MT.  She was raised there with her older brother Bill, by her parents Pam and Gene Rice.  Shawn moved to the Council Bluffs, Shenandoah area, where lived and worked until she met her husband John Parks, in 2000.  After a lengthy courtship, they moved together to the Oklahoma City area, where they were wed on May 26, 2007.  Shawn joined Narcotics Anonymous fellowship on July 5, 1989.  She has been a clean and sober, committed member ever since.  This July 5th Shawn would have celebrated 28 years free.  She was a true friend and mentor to countless people in the fellowship.  Shawn has influenced many lives and has friends throughout the United States.  She will be remembered for her quick wit, her supportive nature and her infectious laugh.  Shawn was a fantastic cook, and enjoyed gardening, flea marketing and buying and selling antiques.  She also loved to talk and share with others.

Survivors include her husband John Parks, daughter Sarah (Jake) Rowland, sisters: Kim Howard, Julie Day, Wendi Gilliam, stepsister Greer Dempster, and Sarah's little sister Annie.  She will be greatly missed.

Shawn was preceded in death by her father Gene Rice, her mother and stepfather Pam and Keith Dempster, and her older brother Bill.

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Cindy and Rick Huff
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
We are so sorry for the loss of Shawn. We will miss her and are glad we got to spend last Thanksgiving with the two of you.

Michelle Adams
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Julie-I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister. My heart breaks for you and her family. God will see you through this. Love and Hugs!

Sandra Baesler
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
I was saddened to hear of Shawn's passing at such a young age. I remember her well as she attended school with my children in Lewistown, Mt. In later years I worked with her father, Gene, at the John Deere dealership. He was the truck driver there & died in an accident while delivering machinery. I remember Shawn coming out to see the truck after the accident, it was such a tragedy! My sincere condolences to the family - may wonderful memories keep her alive in your hearts forever. Love & Prayers - Sandy Baesler

Tammy Queen
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
John, Im sorry for your loss and no amount of words makes it easier. Just so you know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Stone
   Posted Thu April 27, 2017

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