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Shawn Renee Parks/Rice

January 1, 1967 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 50)
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.

 Service Information

April 30, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Beatty & Peterseim Funeral & Monument Services
201 B Avenue, PO Box 81
Kalona, IA 52247

Beatty & Peterseim Funeral & Monument Services
201 B Avenue, PO Box 81
Kalona, IA 52247

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