Patricia A. “Pat ” Parks

April 10, 1951 ‒ July 19, 2017

Galion, Ohio

Patricia A. “Pat” Parks, 66, of Galion passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Signature HealthCARE in Galion.

She was born April 10, 1951 in Crawford County and was the daughter of Charles William and Elsie Leona (Case) Nelson. On August 3, 1968 she married James E. Parks and they enjoyed nearly 43 years of marriage until his passing on May 5, 2011.

Pat worked for Galion Community Hospital for 48 years in numerous positions. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, crafts, tending to her flowers in the garden and trips to Amish country with friends.

Pat is survived by son James E. “Jimmy” (Libby) Parks Jr. of Clarksville, Tennessee; daughter Tammy Randolph of Galion; three grandchildren Elysa Parks, Sydney Meek and Morgan Randolph; sister Bonnie (James) Spurck of Galion and her faithful dog and companion, Toby.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers Jerry and William.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 24 with Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pat’s granddaughters’ college education fund (make checks payable to Tammy Randolph) in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Pat Parks, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • Pat was just like a second mom to all of us girls on the east end. Always remember us tricking our moms into late night walks so we could get out of the house. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys Love you

  • Tammy and family I’m so so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family. Have lots of great memories working with Pat. She will be missed .

  • So sorry to hear your mom passed! She was a very strong woman who adored Sydney more than anything . My prayers are with you all if you need anything please let me know

  • We were first cousins my mom and her dad were brother and sister I can rember them coming to our house when we were kids they always lived in the country I enjoyed working with Pat at the hospital and had some good laughs about when we were kids
    no more pain and your with the love ❤ of your life now

  • So sorry to hear this about Pat. She came into Fiesta to get her hair cut all the time. We sure will miss her..Prayers to her family.

  • Sorry for you loss.
    I will always remember the good times we had working at the hospital together.
    Many good memories.
    Pat was a dedicated worker, and special person.
    Praying for her family to have the strength they need at this sad time.

  • My condolences to you and your families. Pat was an amazing person and I am so thankful to have known her and enjoy her witty sense of humor! She will be sorely missed!
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim and Tammy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you and your families during this difficult time

  • So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go’s to the family she was an awesome neighbor

  • So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family and thinking of you all!
    Jeanne Carver

  • Pat may u soar with the angels. Meet up with your husband and family they will b glad to see you. Say hi to my bff Mary.
    Til we all meet again.

  • I met Pat when I was volunteering at the Galion hospital shortly after her husband died . Pat and I had many wonderful talks together.. Later my husband and I had a very bad car accident and during that time she would send me cards with little inspiring messages, I have kept all of them.. This she did while going through a rough time with her cancer. I was so proud of the way she took all that was given to her go through with her battle.. I will miss her very much.. And I was happy to have met her.
    God go with her family during this time..

  • I had the pleasure of working with Pat. She was such an amazing and strong person!! She had helped me more than she ever realized. Your family will be in my prayers!

  • Pat and I met in 1972, when I married Jim’s brother, Cecil, we became fast friends
    and close sisters in law, we have been through many good times and bad together,
    over the years we loved each other as sisters. She was the strongest woman, she kept going no matter what, always worrying and putting her family and friends first, She did not want me or her “kids” to worry about her, she was fiercely independent, did not want to be a burden to anyone, She was loved and respected by so many and tried
    so hard to make people feel better. She loved to laugh and joke and she was one of the most stubborn people I have ever known, when she made up her mind about something, it was not going to be changed but that stubbornness helped her get through the long hard battle she fought so Valiantly with her cancer. She will always be in my heart and I thank God for all the memories I cherish. My husband, Harry loved her, she embraced him into the family like she had known him all her life, they have been friends 32 years, they loved joking and teasing and giving each other a hard time, we have all been blessed by her. Our love to Jimmy, Libby, Elysa, Tammy, Sydney and Morgan. You have a legacy to be proud of.
    Donna and Harry Kelley

  • We are so sorry. Pat was so strong as she endured so many battles with her cancer. And, she was always so pleasant. She will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers are with each of you.

  • So sorry for your loss. Pat encouraged many while she worked at Galion Hospital to,both patients and her co-workers in all departments. She was a very hard worker! She will be missed by so many!

  • When working with her I always look forward to the time she would be in my area. Definitely had a way to make me laugh like no one else. Her laughter and fun nature will be missed. Praying for the family. She was a true gem.