Linda Kay Parkhurst
Linda Parkhurst, 78, of Edmond, Passed away just 2 days after her birthday on a beautiful fall morning. The eternal smile faded away, with her children by her side. Born in Piedmont, OK she is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie & Mildred Baker, sisters, Irma Hughes and Donna Caton. Left to mourn that beautiful smile are her three children, Jackie Horton & husband John, of Jones, OK, Thomas Parkhurst & wife Tammy of Edmond, OK, Cheryl Williams & boyfriend Ray Chartney, of Jones, OK; seven grandchildren: Brandon Sourjohn & wife Jade, Jennifer Drye & husband Shawn, Jessica Lattin & husband Brad, Lindi Williams, Zach Parkhurst & wife Taylor, Ben Parkhurst, and James Durant & wife Paige. Five great grandchildren: Sawyer & Merritt Lattin, Gunner and Kase Sourjohn, Grayson Scott, Addison Parkhurst, Evelyn and Asher Durant, and was recently made aware of her sixth great grandchild currently on the way, Weston Parkhurst, her sister Mary Ann Pinson and brother Leslie Baker, devoted care givers, Aunt Jane Patterson and cousin Shirley Ruth Walker. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her family moved to Britton, OK, where she attended Britton Elementary, and then graduated from John Marshall High School in 1960. Her John Marshall classmates were still ever present in her life celebrating birthdays together and Christmas Parties with lots of homemade food, specifically her homemade pumpkin bread (by request) and loads of fun and laughter. Until her health faded her time with her classmates was one of her most treasured moments.
Linda never met a stranger and always flashed that beautiful smile to everyone she met. She devoted 19 years of service to Sonic Industries where she was the “Voice of Sonic”, answering thousands of calls from her beloved franchisees, and supply partners. The Sonic Family was ever present in her life, several of whom called since her passing with their condolences and telling her children the world was a better place with her in it. Jackie and Cheryl had the privilege of working with their Mom for those 19 years and always joked about that sign you would see in the breakroom “Your Mother doesn’t work here, so clean up after yourself!” Well they were lucky enough to say theirs did.
Linda loved gardening, traveling with her Aunt Jane until her health would not allow it. Her first health setback was while traveling to beautiful Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho visiting her family. She would inherit her lawn care skills from her father (who kept an immaculate yard). She could wear out a John Deere lawn mower. Her family will miss her huge family gatherings with her famous Potato Salad and Homemade Ice Cream, the daughters have since mastered the recipes, which will allow family and friends to enjoy them for years to come. Her grandchildren will always remember her great MeeMoo’isms.
Visitation will be held from 1:00pm – 6:00pm, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Matthews Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am, Monday, October 19, 2020, also at Matthews Funeral Home with burial in Jones, OK at the IOOF Cemetery.
We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to health regulations. To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.