Vera “Louise” Park of Lawrence, Kansas passed on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
Louise Park was born February 10, 1925 in Freeman, Missouri. She was a long time resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and more recently Lawrence, Kansas. She worked for Union Pacific Railroad for over 45 years in administration while living in Kansas City and St. Louis. She retired in 1986 and spent much of her time traveling, by train, and volunteering. She was active in her church and she was passionate about helping people, and was deeply committed to the environment. She regularly volunteered doing tax returns for the elderly. Her favorite charities were Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and the Lawrence Humane Society, as well as charities that help women and children.
The family wishes to extend gratitude to her cousins, Karena Schmitendorf and Debi Taylor for their loving attention and care.
She is preceded in death by her father, Earl Henry Park; mother, Martha Q.V. Keller Park; and sister, Genevieve Jewell Jones. Relatives in Lawrence and Baldwin City include Schmitendorf, Taylor, Scraper, Sheppard, and Keller families.
A private inurnment will be held at a later date at the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society or Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.