- Ada, Oklahoma


January 22, 2014

Lois Loretta “Rita” Park

Ada — Services for Lois Loretta “Rita” Park, 87, Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Denny Truitt, Carl Hayes and Shawn Wiebers will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Park died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1926 in Ada to W. E. and Flora Jones Ballard. She graduated from high school and attended East Central University for two years.

She married James Clarence Park June 1, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 28, 2005. 

Mrs. Park was a homemaker and worked with her husband in Prison Fellowship for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Park of Stonewall; a son, Jim Park and wife Anita of Ada; a sister, Yvonne Pruitt and husband Dexter of Ada; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers and two sisters, Deon Ballard and Eddie Ballard, both of Ada; Virgie Weems of Sasakwa, and Willie Reed of Ada.

Bearers will be Jim Park, Wayne Park, Cody Smallwood, Cecil O'Neal, Jason Park and Jeffery Park. Honorary bearer will be Leland Perkins.


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