Annette was born December 14, 1938 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of James and Lucille (Wiker) Bryant. She married Kenneth E. Parks, Sr. on December 31, 1956 in Petersburg, Illinois.
Annette was employed as a Public Service Administrator for the Illinois Department of Transportation for over 39 years. She was of the Athens United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her grandson James E. Harvey and a brother John Bryant.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 55 years, Kenneth E. Parks, Sr. of Athens; two children, daughter Vickie (husband Terry) Harvey of Springfield, son, Kenneth E. Parks, Jr. of Florida; and three grandchildren, Christopher & Catherine Harvey and Cassie Hornstein; and one brother, James Bryant of Missouri.
Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, where friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held there at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
Rev. Jarrett Wells officiating.
Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Athens United Methodist Church.