Marilyn Parks, age 77 of Milledgeville died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home.
Marilyn was born July 21, 1936 in Sterling the daughter of Harry and Esther (Hartman) Bushman. She graduated from the Rockford School of Nursing in 1957 and the same year married her husband John Parks on September 28. Marilyn worked at Sinnissippi Centers as an RN for 20 years, after she retired she worked for 10 years at Rolling Hills Progress Center in Lanark. First and foremost Marilyn loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, and enjoyed being a parish nurse, Sunday school teacher, and a deaconess. Marilyn also enjoyed her horses.
Survivors include her husband John of Milledgeville, two sons Jeff (Heather) Parks of Harvard, IL, Jim (Shelly) Parks of Milledgeville, two daughters Laurie (Ken) Kroymann of Solon, IA, and Lisa (Dan) Cannon of Mt. Vernon, IA, one sister Sally (Karrol) Phillips of Milledgeville, and eight grandchildren Vesta, Evan, Justin, Jolee, Kyle, Morgan, Megan, and Josh.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother David Bushman.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at Milledgeville Brethren Church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the church with Reverend Jim Black officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Milledgeville Brethren Church or Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.
Bernadine L. Reibel
Bernadine L. Reibel, age 92 from Savanna, Illinois enjoyed sitting on her front porch looking out onto Chicago Avenue. She died Wednesday October 30, 2013 at Big Meadows Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Savanna. A funeral service was held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Savanna. Burial will take place at Savanna Township Cemetery in Savanna. A visitation was held prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to Big Meadows Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, the First Presbyterian Church, or Mercy Hospice in Bernadine’s memory.