August 10, 2013

Pauline P. Parke

Pauline P. Parke, age 92, of Lincoln went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 14, 2013.  Widow of Eugene H. Parke,  she was born January 29, 1921 in Ulysses, Nebraska to Con and Blanche (Jones) Edwards.  Pauline was retired from the Nebraska Wesleyan University finance office.  She was active in the United Methodist Women and held offices in district and conference levels.  Pauline also belonged to the Women’s Wesleyan Educational Council and was treasurer for 14 years.  She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter ES, the Sunflower Club and Bryan Board.

Pauline is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Patricia and George Riggs of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law: Melvin and Carole Parke of Lincoln; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 5 great, great grandchildren.  Sisters, Ella Robinson of Douglas, Wyoming, Darlene Shrader of David City, Nebraska.  Many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister: Marie Straw, brothers: Raymond and Clyde Edwards.

Pauline donated her body to the State of Nebraska Anatomical Board for the advancement of medical education and research.  

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel at Wyuka Funeral Home.  No viewing or visitation, interment of her ashes will be held at Wyuka Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed, in Pauline’s name to the W.W.E.C. scholarship at Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE  68504.


  1. Our condolences to Pauline’s family. She was greatly admired and respected by our family and will be missed by the Wesleyan community.
    Sincerely, Mary Lou Fredrickson, daughter of Vance and Barbara Rogers (president of NWU, 1957-1977)

  2. Pauline was a active and giving person in many peoples lives.
    As with her family she also was a large part of my Mother’s life as a good friend and confident. They were long-
    time members of Warren Methodist Church and Bryan Board.
    Velma spoke often of their visits and I believe they both
    gave strength to each other during trying times.
    After Moms passing in ’09 Doris and I started visiting with
    Pauline via telephone which led to periodic lunches around the city that we all looked forward too. Also, thanks to Pauline I was able to attend several Ne. games.
    Even in death it was Pauline’s wish to help others.
    Our sympathy to her family and friends, she will be greatly
    Don & Doris Sandell

  3. To Patty and Melvin and your family; what a joy it was to know your Mom, have her know all of our family and that special friendship with my Mom Irma Lingren.


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