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Fund established for Parkston fire victim's family

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A fund has been established to help the family of Kathie Neal, who was found dead in her home after it caught fire early Wednesday morning in Parkston.

The fund was established through First Dakota Bank in Parkston. To donate, request the Kathie Neal Memorial Fund. To donate call: (605) 928-3077. 

Neal was a retired art teacher from the Parkston School District. Before that, she was an actress and model in Hollywood right after high school. She lived on top of the Hollywood Hill and had a role as an extra on Planet of the Apes. A few years later, she traveled all over the world by sea.

You can read more about Kathie Neal's life here.

The cause of the fatal fire is still under investigation. The fire marshal has been able to locate the start of the fire to the center of Neal's home. The fire has also been ruled accidental. 

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