Maxine E. (Arrants) Parks, 85, of Callaway, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Bayard, to John B. and Elsie B. (Fiscus) Arrants. Maxine grew up in Morrill County and attended schools in Angora and Bridgeport.
She was united in marriage to Homer Parks Sept. 22, 1944, at Bridgeport. To this union three children were born; George, Elsie and Katherine.
Homer and Maxine lived throughout the Sandhills in many different places before settling in Callaway from Lake Minatare in 1989. Maxine had various jobs including a ranch and school cook, waitress and also worked in a lab at the Scottsbluff Hospital. When Homer and Maxine moved to Callaway they ran Parks Daycare for 20 years.
Maxine was a member of various womenâ€™s groups. She helped start the â€śCompassion-ate Friendsâ€ť group in North Platte. She was also a member in the Genealogy Society.
Maxine had many hobbies which included sewing, crocheting, quilting, collecting stamps and arrowheads. She enjoyed genealogy and was an avid cook.
Maxine loved children and always was there to lend a hand when a parent needed help with a child. Her pride and joy were her family, family was very important to Maxine and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Katherine Chu of Ogallala; son-in-law, Charles Trumbull of Callaway; seven grandchildren, Kent and wife Molly Trumbull, Dan and wife Jolleen Trumbull, and Willy Trumbull and fiancĂ© Christie all of Callaway, Katrina Chu of Redmond, Wash., Erica Chu of Chicago, Ill., Sara and husband Adam Brady of Fort Worth, Texas and Winston Chu of Ogallala; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Bessie Hubbard of Bayard; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Arrants of Kearney, Gladys Arrants of Alliance and Phyllis of California; two brothers-in-law, Maurice Parks of Oâ€™Neill and Harold Parks, Jr., of Ewing; one aunt, Ethel Plock of Bridgeport.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Homer; son, George; daughter, Elsie, and two brothers, John and Bob.
Funeral services were July 3, 2012, at the Callaway Community Center with Pastor Dean Haidle, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
Published in Custer County Chief, July 5, 2012