Death3-6-2000, Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, USA Age: 87
BurialKing City Cemetery, King City, Gentry County, Missouri, USA
Birth7-27-1918, White Cloud, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA
Death7-4-1996, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA Age: 77
Burial Saint Joseph Memorial Park-Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Notes for Opal Fern Stockton
Second wife, first wife Marjorie died
Opal Fern Stockton was born in Kansas to Thomas Clark Stockton and Maud Marie Kemp.
She was first married to John G. House, who preceded her in death in 1966.
She was then married to George Woodrow "Woody" Park. Woody and Opal made their home in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, but Opal returned to Kansas City after Woody's death in 1996.
Opal's first husband (John G. House) died in 1966; George Park's first wife (Marjorie Adell Etherton) died in 1967. Opal and George were married a very long time, but they both decided to be buried with their first spouses.
Notes for George Woodrow (Spouse 1)
Dropped out of college to return home to care for the farm when his Dad got sick and passed away.
Biography researched and written by Evelyn Park Blalock. Please do not publish elsewhere without providing proper credit. Thank you.
George Woodrow "Woody" Park was born on 27 July 1918 to Francis Edward "Ed" Park and Samantha Jane "Mattie" Hawkins Park. He was the youngest of five brothers and grew up on a farm in White Cloud, Kansas. From all accounts, Woody had a boisterous childhood full of adventure and fun.
Woody served his country in the Army during World War II. He married his first wife, Marjorie Adell Etherton, in 1943. Together, they had one child, Carol Kay. Sadly, Marjorie preceded Woody in death. He was later married to Opal Fern Stockton House, the widow of John G. House. They had many wonderful years together. Woody died far too young, at the age of 77, in 1996. Opal followed four years later.
Woody and Opal both chose to be buried with their first spouses. Woody and Marjorie are buried in the Maple Lawn section of St. Joseph Memorial Park. Woody's brother, Lavirus Edward "Bus" Park, is also buried in this section, alongside his second wife, Hope.
It certainly seems like Uncle Woody was everybody's favorite uncle! Donald Edward Park, one of Woody's many nieces and nephews, spoke very highly of him. In one reference, Don wrote that Woody was "one of the most truly Christian and generous persons I have ever known." Any person who met Woody would certainly agree.