Funeral Services for Viola Parks, age 88 of Ewing, NE were at 10:30 am Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing with Father James Kramper, Officiating. Music was provided by Doris Ann Bollwitt, Organist and Doug Wright, Soloist. Burial was in the Parish Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Lofquest, Craig Lofquest, Mike Noffke, Gerald Parks, Phillip Parks, Ryan Parks, J.J. Parks, and Aron Parks. Visitation was 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing, with a 6:30 pm rosary.
Viola passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in O'Neill.
Viola Rose Parks was born on June 11, 1922 to William and Martha (Schlotte) Strong at Emmet, NE. She was baptized and Confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing. On August 14, 1941 she was united into marriage to Harold Parks in Neligh, NE. They celebrated 69 years of marriage. She was a member of the St. Peter's Christian Mothers. Viola loved her house plants, embroidering, gardening, and loved her grandchildren very much.
She is survived by her husband, Harold of Ewing, Ne. Children: Harold A. Parks of O'Neill, NE, Anita and husband Terry Lofquest of Overland Park, KS, Viola and husband Gary Montgomery, of Lincolnton, NC. 19 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Sisters: Tina Mae Dennis, of O'Neill, NE, Alfreda Perry of Atkinson, NE.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Ardis and her husband Larry Noffke, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 1 grandson. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Nebraska or St. Peter's Catholic Church in Ewing.