Karen Parks

Obituary of Karen Wahyahneetah Parks

Parks, Karen Wayhyahneetah, 81, daughter of the late William Leroy Wahnetah and Emma Cornsilk, passed away on June 13, 2020 in Phoenix, AZ. Alumnus of Haskell Indian School, Lawrence, KA and Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ. Longtime employee the Department of Health and Human Service, Indian Health Service, Rockville, MD; 08/1958 – 06/1994. An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, NC, Karen is survived by her husband, Mitchell L. “Sandy” Parks, of the home. She is also survived by her daughter, Nanci L. Easter; son, Jonathan H. Easter, and grandson, Dylan Easter, all of Phoenix. In addition, Karen is survived by her stepson, Todd V. Parks, Scottsdale, AZ. Karen will be laid to rest at the family’s cemetery, Hickory Gap, in Snowbird, NC. at 10:00 am Wednesday, June 24th. Crisp Funeral Home, Bryson City, NC is in charge of final arrangements.
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Graveside Service

10:00 am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Hickory Gap Cemetery
Huntingboy Road
Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
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