Rose Julia (Govert) Parks

October 27, 1927 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Rose Parks Obituary

Rose Julia Parks, nee Govert, 96, of Dyer, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 11, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Fagen Miller Funeral Home in Dyer. Prayer service at Fagen Miller will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, February 12, 2024, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph Parish, Dyer. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Rose Parks was born October 27, 1927, in Dyer, Indiana, to the late Edward and Magdalena Govert. She is preceded in death by brothers, Charles Govert Sr. and Lawrence Govert; and sisters Florence Helmer, Henrietta VanderHeyden, Mary Williams, Gertrude Smith, and Cecelia Herrman. 

Rose was married to George E. Parks from 1951 until his death in 1980. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church in Dyer and belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters. Rose served for many years on the St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Sodality, and sang in the funeral choirs of both St. Joseph and St. Maria Goretti, Dyer. She was a devoted mother and homemaker and a devout Catholic. 

Surviving are her loving children, Gary Parks (Linda Sargent-Parks) of Dyer, Indiana, Randy Parks of Griffith, Indiana, and Sharon Angelina of Michigan City, Indiana. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Michelle Parks, Melanie Parks-Linford (Patrick), Gabriel McCullough, Jorge McCullough, Samuel Thornton, and Autumn Stefankiewicz; and two great-grandchildren, Frieda and Peter Linford.

Rose is also survived by her dear sister Rita (Govert) DeCola, many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607 and Boys Town, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

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February 11, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Dyer
1920 Hart Street
Dyer, IN 46311

Pre-Service Prayers
February 12, 2024

9:45 AM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - Dyer
1920 Hart Street
Dyer, IN 46311

Funeral Mass
February 12, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church
440 Joliet Street,
Dyer, IN 46311

Interment following funeral service
February 12, 2024

St Joseph Church Cemetery
440 Joliet St
Dyer, In 46311


Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago IL 60607
Tel: 1-312-738-7560

Boys Town
P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town NE 68010
Tel: 1-800-217-3700


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