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Maxine (Knight) Parks

February 18, 1930 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 91)

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Maxine Parks, 91, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on June 7th, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

She was born in West Baden Springs, Indiana on February 18th, 1930 to Francis and Ola (Qualkenbush) Knight.

Maxine married Aaron Parks on June 21st, 1952 and he preceded her in death on May 28th, 2009.

She was also preceded in death by her Parents; (2) Brothers – Jesse and Ray Knight; (1) Sister – Martha Morrison, and Son-in-law – Tommie Garnett.

Maxine was a 1949 graduate of West Baden High School and Lockyear Business College in Evansville.  She also had attended Northwood Institute and received her Librarian Certificate from Indiana University Southeast.

She was a member of Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church where she held many offices in the United Methodist Women’s Club, Republican Women’s Club, Hoosier Uplands on the Board of Directors, Springs Valley School Board, and Orange County Historical Society.

Maxine was Head Librarian of Melton Public Library for 29 years and retired in 2000.  She was instrumental in updating it to a modern library.  She and Aaron owned and operated Paw Paw Patch for many years.

She enjoyed church, playing dominoes, growing flowers, watching humming birds, growing and picking blueberries, watching Purdue sports, reading and especially spending time with family.

Maxine is survived by:

(1) Son Mark A. Parks (Janna) English, Indiana

(4) Daughters Sheila Kennedy (Jim) Newburgh, Indiana
Lisa Wellman (Bryan) French Lick, Indiana
Kelli Garnett Kenosha, Wisconsin
Erin Parks (Mike Brown) Evansville, Indiana

(1) Sister Faye Hammond (Buddy) West Baden Springs, Indiana

Brother-in-law Charlie Morrison French Lick, Indiana

(8) Grandchildren (4) Great-grandchildren Several Nieces and Nephews

A Funeral Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 11th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home with burial to follow at Patoka Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation for friends will be on Friday, June 11th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Melton Public Library, 8496 W. College Street, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or our website - 

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June 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Funeral Ceremony
June 11, 2021

1:00 PM
Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
9640 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Interment following funeral service
June 11, 2021

Patoka Memorial Cemetery

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