Obituaries detail

Louis D. Parkin
Apr 06,1938---Mar 08,2018

Louis D. Parkin, 79, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Lou was born April 6, 1938, in Creston, IA to Lyle and Florence (Morris) Parkin. He graduated from high school in Grand Island, NE in 1956. He attended Baker University in Baldwin, KS, where he met his wife Deane, and graduated in 1960.


Lou worked at Western Electric for 14 years before entering the Real Estate business.


He is survived by his wife Deane of 57 years, son Greg Parkin and wife Pam, Seminary, MS, daughter Kim Masterson and husband Dave, Overland Park, KS; three grandchildren, Jake Parkin, Jonathon and James Masterson, along with several other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry.


One of Lou’s favorite places was the lake where he enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He was loved dearly and will be missed by all.


Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association or Susan G. Komen Foundation.


A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 16 at 2:00 PM at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS.

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Celebration of Life
Church of the Resurrection
13720 Roe Ave.
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Date of Service:
Mar 16 ,2018
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2:00 pm
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Johnnie and Jane Taul Mar 12 ,2018

Friends of the famiky ,Baldwin City ,Kansas

We are deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Our love andd prayers are with you at this time.

Kathy Luehrman Mar 13 ,2018

Sending thoughts and prayers. Kathy Luehrman

Robin Krieger Mar 13 ,2018

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Lou and I worked together at Jay's Real Estate LONG ago with a great bunch of folks. He was the nicest man and I am so sorry for your loss.

Linda Roberts Mar 13 ,2018

friend ,Bucyrus ,Kansas

So sorry to hear about Lou. My dad & stepmom were great friends and neighbors in old Leawood years ago. (Bill & Betty) My prayers are with you and your family. Linda(Groll)Roberts

Carl Cordill Mar 13 ,2018

Friend ,Menifee ,California

Lou was a friend unequaled..we were Frat brothers and room mates at Baker U. I graduated in 1959, Lou in 1960 and our friendship continues in 2018. Nancy and I will miss him greatly. Our deepest sympathy to dearest Deane & family Red dog & Nancy

Ron & Marci Holland Mar 13 ,2018

college friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Lou. Enjoyed our friendship at Baker and the times we have seen him since. Ron & Marci

Richard Hann Mar 13 ,2018

A good friend and Fraternity Brother. ,Lawrence ,Kansas

A great guy that was well liked and respected. A successful Business Man that excelled at all aspects of life. He will be sincerely missed..

Scott Carpenter Mar 14 ,2018

Friend ,Davis ,California

I had the incredible blessing to have Coach Parkin coach me in Baseball 45 years ago! What an incredible Man! Great teacher and coach. My Baseball skills probably left me @ 11. However his kindness and toughness left a bigger impression on me to this day. My condolences to the Parkin family. Your husband, Father, Grandfather touched many lives. I was fortunate to be one of them. Please celebrate the life you had with him! Scott

Ron & Carol Mitchell Mar 14 ,2018

friends ,Independence ,Missouri

So very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. We feel privileged to have known him at Baker & years thereafter. Ron & Carol Mitchell

Carole Beck Mar 14 ,2018

Deane and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carole Beck

MaryAnne and Chuck Fisher Mar 15 ,2018

Friends ,Lake Quivira ,Kansas

Deane and family, Chuck and I are praying that you all feel God's peace and strength during this difficult time. We enjoyed knowing Lou. He was a kind and friendly person. God bless all of you!

Jerry Johnson Mar 16 ,2018

Friend ,Hilton Head ,South Carolina

Lou was a great college roommate and a true friend. Always enjoyed our visits over the years. Deepest sympathy to Deane and Family.