Rockwell – After a brief illness, Janet Shuping Park, 82, of Rockwell passed away at Genesis HealthCare Salisbury Center on Monday, November 14, 2016. She was born on December 23, 1933 in Cabarrus County, son of the late Clifford Christenberry and Della Eagle Shuping.
She attended Rockwell Elementary School and worked in the sewing room of Cannon Mills Plant 1, hemming towels and washcloths during her early life.
She was a life-time member of Organ Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Marvin James Park in April of this year, their eldest son Terry Marvin Park (wife Vickie, who survives) and by four of her five siblings; Doug Shuping, Lois Shuping, Glenn Shuping and Margaret Faye Shuping.
She is survived by sons Alvin Ross Park (Sandra) of China Grove, NC and DPCS (SW) Don R. Park, USN, Ret of Goose Creek, SC; Grandchildren Anne Park White (Chip) of Mooresville, NC; Jeremy Terran Park (Claire) of Winnetka, CA; Amanda Park Basinger (Joseph) of Rockwell, NC; and Brandi Park Buckman (Shawn) of Oklahoma City, OK; and Great Grandchildren Matthew White, Kathleen White, Christian Basinger, Noah Basinger, Ava Basinger, Kailee Buckman and Rylee Buckman. She is also survived by a brother, Clifford Paul Shuping of Rockwell, NC.
Visitation and Service: The funeral will be held on Thursday, November 17, at 11 AM at Organ Lutheran Church with the Pastor Carlin Ours officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10 AM.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Organ Lutheran Church Foundation, 1515 Organ Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Park family. Online condolences may be left at www.powlesfuneralhome.com