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December 28, 2013

Esther L. Hoopingarner Parks

Esther L. Hoopingarner Parks, 85, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in her residence. She was born June 29, 1928, in Vigo County, Ind., to Dewey Hoopingarner and Pearl Wheatstine Hoopingarner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Parks, on May 10, 2007, after 62 years of marriage. Survivors include her son, David Parks of West Terre Haute; a daughter, Esther Allen of West Terre Haute; a brother, Norman Hoopingarner of New Goshen; a sister, Betty Parsons of Anderson; several half brothers and half sisters in Elkhart; four grandchildren, Cathy Allen, Michael Allen, Jason Parks, and Kevin Parks; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by six brothers, Walter, Everett, Carl, George, Ernie, and Edward Hoopingarner; and an infant sister, Margie Ellen Hoopingarner.

She was a member of the West Terre Haute First Baptist Church and she enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

Funeral services for Esther will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with Pastor Jeff Augustus officiating. Visitation will be 12 noon until service time Tuesday. Private burial will follow in Bethesda Memorial Park. The family suggests that if friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley with envelopes available in the funeral home.

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