OBITUARY

Maxine Gwendolyn Parkin

August 24, 1926September 30, 2021
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PEKIN ~ Maxine Gwendolyn Parkin, 95, of Pekin, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Aperion Care Morton Villa in Morton.

Maxine was born August 24, 1926 in Keokuk, Iowa to Chester and Evelyn (Sneberg) Woods. She married the love of her life, Howard Parkin on April 14, 1946. He preceded her in death on February 23, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry Woods.

Surviving are one daughter, Karen (Thelmer) Cline of Pekin; three sons, Scott (Lori) Parkin, Tracy (Debbie) Parkin both of Pekin, Chris Parkin of Manito; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Kerry, Joshua, Cortney, Jennie, Todd, Lindsey; 13 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Christopher, Clodagh, Michael, Orla, Lilly, Corbyn, Carter, Callie, Ellis, Thea, Hyatt, Emlinn and one sister-in-law, Mary Woods.

Maxine worked as a bank teller for many years at Herget Bank and various other banks in Pekin.

Maxine was a member and active at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pekin for many years and was part of the Women’s Guild and taught Sunday School. She was active in Nearly Nu and the Hospital League for over 50 years.

She was an avid bowler and enjoyed knitting, spending time with family and friends and traveling all over the world. She once hitchhiked through Glacier Park.

Her funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory Pekin. Father Christopher Simpson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637 or American Heart Association, 300 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kerry
  • Jacob
  • Carter
  • Corbyn
  • Joshua
  • Christopher
  • Todd - Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 4, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 4, 2021

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Judy Becker

October 2, 2021

Maxine was a very dear friend of mine. We worked in the Hospital Gift Shop for many years, we were buyers for many departments. She had a heart of gold & I will miss her. We had many lunch's together & with her big 95th we always said that would be her special one. Her family meant so much to her & I know they will miss her also. I send my Love to them.

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