Parks, Ellen B. “Elmo”, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at HealthSource Saginaw. Age 83 years. Ellen B. Keinath was born on December 8, 1930, in Millington, MI, to the late Christian and Laura (Beyerlein) Keinath. She was married to William J. Parks on October 4, 1958, in Saginaw, where he predeceased her on March 27, 1999. Ellen was a faithful member of Holy Cross Ev. Lutheran Church, having served on various ladies groups, and volunteered at church and for the school. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (Donald) Phillips, Saginaw Twp.; two grandchildren, Alexandra Wolfgram and Airman Jacob Parks; three great-grandchildren, Lily, Violet and Dahlia; three step-grandchildren, Ryan, Laura and Elizabeth Phillips; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her son Ronald Parks; one brother and two sisters. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Ev. Lutheran Church, 600 Court St. The Rev. James F. Krueger will officiate with burial in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave., on Friday, April 18 from 2:00-8:00 p.m., then at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of her service. Memorials may be given to Holy Cross Ev. Lutheran Church. Memories and sympathies of Ellen may be shared with the family on her memorial website at