Terry L. Parkhurst

Born: 19 Oct 1950 in Harrison County, Missouri
Died: April 1985


Married: 19 Feb 1972 in Morning, Sun, Iowa

Lois McKeown

Born: 4 Nov 1952 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 29 April 1997 in Morning Sun, Iowa
Buried: in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa

Father: Ralph Edward McKeown
Mother: Mildred Marie Linder

Terry L. Parkhurst
Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 17 April 1985, page 15. Terry L. Parkhurst was born Oct. 19, 1950. in Harrison County, Mo., to James and Eunice Kirkpatrick Parkhurst. He married Lois McKeown, Feb. 19, 1972, in Morning Sun. He graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1968. Mr. Parkhurst was employed by the City of Morning Sun for eight years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Morning Sun. He was an assistant chief of the Morning Sun volunteer fire department and coached boys Little League baseball for several years. Surviving: His wife; a son, Christopher, and a daughter, Erika, both at home; parents. Morning Sun; two brothers, Gene Parkhurst, Morning Sun, and James Parkhurst, Cainsville, Mo.; three sisters, Donna Hendrickson, Princeton, Mo., Diane Kammerer and Susan Parkhurst, both of Morning Sun.

Lois (McKeown) Parkhurst
Burlington Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, 1 May 1997, page 8. Lois Elaine Parkhurst, 44, of Morning Sun, died Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at her home. Born Nov. 4, 1952, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Mildred Linder McKeown. She married Terry Parkhurst Feb. 19, 1972, at Morning Sun. He died April 15, 1985. She was a 1971 graduate of Morning Sun High School and attended Southeastern Community College. She was a member of Morning Sun United Methodist Church, Morning Sun School Board, Morning Sun Community Ambulance Board of Directors, was a founding member of Parent Teacher Organization in Morning Sun, was active in youth leagues, coaching and women's volleyball and Softball leagues, and was a Girl Scout leader.
Mrs. Parkhurst was fire chief and the first certified firefighter of Morning Sun Volunteer Fire Department. At the time of her death, she was a provider service representative for John Deere Healthcare of Burlington.
Survivors include her mother of Mediapolis; one daughter, Erika McElhinney of Morning Sun; one son, Christopher Parkhurst, at home; two grandchildren; her fiance, Silas Wellington of Morning Sun; one brother, Everett McKeown of Oshkosh, Wis.; three sisters, Helen Yaeger and Frances Tillmann, both of Burlington, and Marilyn Carhoff of Sperry; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her father.
Friends may call as they desire from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun. There will be no family visitation at the funeral home, but the family will receive friends at their residence in Morning Sun. The funeral for Mrs. Parkhurst will be at 11 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Morning Sun, with the Rev. Chris Ebbers officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials have been established for United Methodist Church and Morning Sun Volunteer Fire Department, both of Morning Sun.