Dora Jane (Parks) McWherter

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dora Jane (Parks) McWherter, 93, Nevada, passed away on Sunday, June 11, at her home in Nevada. Dora was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Larkenburg, Kan., to Glenn Berry and Marie Elizabeth “Clinton” Parks. On June 13, 1942, she was united in marriage to Richard William “Mac” McWherter Sr. in Nevada, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1975.

Dora, the oldest of seven children, came with her family to Moundville at a young age. She helped with the care and raising of all of her siblings while growing up. Dora attended school in Bronaugh and Nevada graduating from Bronaugh High School Class of 1942. She lived all of her adult life in Vernon County. She attended Riverside Cowboy Church in Nevada. And was a 50-year member of Ellis Domestic Science Club. Dora enjoyed crocheting and especially loved cooking and caring for her family.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis McWherter, Independence, Mo., Stan McWherter, Independence, Kan., Charles McWherter, Nevada; one daughter, Helen Sweet, Clermont, Fla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Shirley McWherter, Lexington, Texas; one brother, Jimmy Parks, Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Ruth Gross, Warsaw, Mo., Mary Jenkins, Sheldon. In addition to her husband Dick, she was preceded in death by three sons, (infant) Richard Lee McWherter, Don McWherter and Richard William “Bill” McWherter Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Parks, and Rose Brunkow; one brother, Meyers Parks; and one daughter-in-law, Patti McWherter.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Welborn Cemetery in Moundville. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus or Welborn Cemetery in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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