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Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Dorothy Rose Parks, 69, of Mammoth Springs, Arkansas passed away on May 9, 2023, at her home. She was born January 24, 1954, in Jasper, Indiana to Silas & Mary Ann Blessinger. Dorothy married Edgar (Jack) Parks in 1973, in Indiana. They were married 46 years and had one daughter, Theresa Parks Huckabee in 1975. Dorothy was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She loved her family and friends. Dorothy was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post # 7831 of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. She was president of the Auxiliary from 2000 to 2022 (twenty-two years) until she retired due to health. She was devoted to the organization and to helping the community by going above and beyond. She loved being with family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Parks Huckabee (Michael Ennis) of Mammoth Springs, AR; granddaughters, Brittany Huckabee of Dallas, Texas and Brianna Huckabee of Springfield, MO, grandson, Shawn Huckabee (Gracie) of Mammoth Spring, AR, step-granddaughters, Solara Ennis of Mammoth Spring, AR, and Kassie Hay (Jason) of Springfield, MO, step-grandson, Tony Ennis of Mammoth Spring, AR, great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Marie Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, AR, step-great-granddaughter, Domineque Bridges of West Plains, MO, step-great-grandsons; Ezekial Bridges, Zackary Hay and Adrian Hay of Springfield, MO, sister, Carol Jean Merter of Jasper, Indiana, brother, Silas Jr. Blessinger of Avilla, Indiana, and many more step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Silas and Mary Ann Blessinger, husband, Edgar (Jack) Parks, sister, Theresa Ann Blessinger, brothers, Edwards (Eddie) Blessinger and Robert (Bob) Blessinger.

A Celebration of Life will be at a later date with Brother David Brock officiating at the Oaklawn Cemetery of Cherokee Village, Arkansas.


1 Comment

  1. Charlie & Charlotte Hurtt
    May 10, 2023 @ 6:22 pm

    Charlie and I send thoughts of sympathy to all of Dorothy’s family and friends. I will think of her every time I enter the VFW Building … she was the heartbeat of the Auxiliary for many years. I am sad she is gone from us but I also know she was very tired and frail….may she rest in peace.