Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Elijah Lee Sherman-Parks, 13, Van Wert, died July 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born May 7, 2000, in Bellevue, and is survived by his mother and stepfather, Charity H. (John Ruppert II) Sherman-Ruppert; as well as his father and stepmother, Doug (Katie) Parks Jr.
Also surviving are his brother, Kaiden Keller; and sisters, Alexus and Lilyan Smith, all of Van Wert; his maternal grandfather, Dennis Sherman of Fremont; maternal grandmother, Sandra Sherman of Clyde; maternal stepgrandparents, John and Becky Ruppert of Coldwater, Mich., maternal stepgrandparents, Jeff and Bridget Steingass of Cecil; maternal great-grandparents, Darell and Pearlie Sherman of Somerset, Ky.; maternal great-grandfather, Max Kemerer of Hicksville; maternal great-grandmother, Alice Whitman of Dayton; paternal grandparents, Dave and Judy Weaver of Celina; paternal grandparents, Chuck and Grace Parks of Clyde; paternal step-grandfather, Andy Post of Coldwater; paternal step-grandparents, Kim and Tony Reed of Celina; paternal great-grandparents, Sherman and Brenda Killion of Petersburg, Mich.; paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Stella Parks of Bellevue; and paternal step-great grandmother, Eileen Klosterman of Celina.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Wayne and Helen Stinchcomb; paternal step-great grandmother, Wilma Russo; and a paternal great-aunt, Gloria Renee Sears.
He would have entered the eighth grade at Van Wert Middle School. He was a member of the Hicksville Go-Getters 4-H Club, and played football at Van Wert Middle School. Having been a "giver" in life, his organs were donated so that another person may live.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brickner Funeral Home, the Rev. Steve Robinson officiating.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at Brickner Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be left at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com, or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.