Archive for Tuesday, October 4, 1994


October 4, 1994


Services for Margaret Elaine Ann Parks Miles, 61, of Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary L. Myer officiating.

Mrs. Miles died Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, at her home.

She was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Admire, the daughter of Carl Henry and Bessie Ellis Barfield Parks. She grew up in Osage City and Texas City, Tex., and attended schools there. She lived in Topeka, Liberal and Beaver, Okla., where she ran a cattle ranch. She moved to Oklahoma City, Houston, and then Topeka and had lived in Lawrence since 1984.

She worked for the Kansas University Housing Department for 15 years before retiring due to an injury and ill health. She attended the Lawrence Baptist Temple.

She married Robert L. Miles in 1972. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include three sons, William and Jacob, both of Lawrence, and Danny C. Beckwith, Topeka; three daughters, Rebecca Jane Moore and Margaret Ann Beckwith, both of Lawrence, and Jennie Lee Lake, Topeka; two brothers, John E. Parks, Olathe, and Richard C. Parks, Lakeside, Ore.; four sisters, Hazel M. Burgess, Ellen Crowcher and Kay Boyd, all of Topeka, and Velma E. Allison, Leavenworth; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Hospice Care or the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn.

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