Katherine V. Parks

Katherine V. Parks, 81, Bald Eagle, died Thursday at her residence.

She was born in Bald Eagle, daughter of Samuel and Orpha (Reese) Friday.

Surviving are two sons: James (Linda) Bookhamer of Baltimore, Md., and Terry (Cathy) Bookhamer of Altoona; her longtime companion, John Franchio; six grandchildren: Cherrie, Kelly and Samantha Bookhamer, Terry Bookhamer Jr., Nichol D’Marr and Robert James Bookhamer; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Friday of Bald Eagle.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Harold and James; and a sister, Dorothy M. Spanelli.

Katherine was a 1950 graduate of Tyrone High School and had been employed as a seamstress at Big Yank, retiring in 1994. She was a member of Bald Eagle United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014, and 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service Monday, April 28, 2014, at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone, the Rev. Norman E. Huff officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.