Skip to content

Patsy Mae (Parks) Estep, 86 – Passed December 25, 2020

Patsy Mae (Parks) Estep departed this life on December 25, 2020 at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Arkansas, at the age of 86 years, four months and two days.

She was born on August 23, 1934 in Centralia, Missouri, the youngest of three children of Ora and Claudine (Williams) Parks.

Pat was united in marriage to the love of her life, Billy Gene Estep, on February 4, 1952 and to this union four children were born, Albert, Claudia, Tony and Edward.

She worked at Brown Shoe Factory for 20-plus years. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards and games. Her greatest joy was being with her family; whether it was a special holiday or an ordinary weekend, her home was filled with the joy of a loving family.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years; her parents; and her brother, Bill Parks.

She is survived by her four children, Albert Estep of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Claudia Cooley of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Tony Estep and Edward Estep of Cabool, Missouri; one sister, Margaret Jean Carey of Shorewood, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private family services were held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the funeral chapel with Pastor John Stone officiating. Pallbearers were John Estep, Ethan Estep, Jacob Estep, Levi Estep, Billy Cooley and Kristoffer Cooley. Honorary pallbearer was Benjamin Estep. Interment was in Bado Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Bado Cemetery c/o the funeral home.