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.To plant a tree in memory of Karen Parks, please visit Tribute Store
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Hickory Gap Cemetery
Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
Crisp Funeral Home was established in 1997 by Michael L. Crisp to better serve the families of Swain County and surrounding areas.
669 Highway 19 South - PO Box 1639
Bryson City, NC 28713
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