MEMORIAL PARK

DEATHS 2000-2004

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2004

MARGARET 'PEG' (VINCENT) PARMELEE 1910-2004

Margaret, widow of Roy A. Parmelee Sr. [Percy Albert, Charles A., Parin "Payne," Elihu, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., died Dec. 27, 2004. She was born May 28, 1910.

JOHN M. 'JACK' PARMELEE 1915-2004

Longtime Phelps, N.Y., town historian John M. “Jack” Parmelee [John Barnes, George Herbert, Anson Hall, Asaph, Asaph, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] died Nov. 20, 2004, at Geneva Living Center South. He was born in Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y., on Feb. 16, 1915, to John and Carrie (Van Nostrand) Parmelee and married Phelps native Mildred Fairman on July 7, 1939. Jack graduated from Phelps Union and Classical School in 1932 and from Syracuse University in 1937.In 1951, the Parmelees moved to Liverpool, Onondaga County, N.Y., where he worked as a purchasing manager for General Electric — a job that took them to Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Fla., in 1963, in support of the Apollo space program. The Parmelees moved back to Phelps in 1979 and began their affiliation with the Phelps Community Historical Society. Jack served as its president from 1984-85, when he became town historian. He retired in 1999 for medical reasons. As town historian, he helped create the village’s historic district, played an integral part in the creation of the society’s museum in 1999 and oversaw the town’s bicentennial celebration in 1989. Wanting a new history of the town for the occasion, he tried to enlist someone else to write it, but the project fell back to him. “200 Years of the Town of Phelps” was the first of 34 books, booklets and papers he wrote on Phelps history, quite prolific for a reluctant author who liked to joke that he flunked English in high school. One of Jack’s largest projects was compiling records of the town’s 26 cemeteries — 19 of which were inactive, abandoned or hard to locate — and 12 more holding Phelps residents in surrounding townships. For two years, he reviewed the few available records and walked through cemeteries, recording the information from each remaining stone. Some cemeteries were so overgrown that Jack crawled along the ground to find the stones. Jack was also involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Garoga-Sincerity Lodge 200 F&AM, and at the United Church of Phelps, where he was a former elder and served as financial secretary for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; son John S. of Centre Hall, Centre County, Pa.; daughters Virginia T. Parmelee of Liverpool and Kathryn Leitch of Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y.; grandchildren Lisa, Deborah and Mark Parmelee and Carrie, Nicole and Jonathan Leitch; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

KENNETH ARNOLD PARMELEE 1923-2004

Kenneth [Berkley Melvin, Abner Augustus, Rufus Electus, Rufus Clark, Ebenezer, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], a retired Navy captain of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2004. He was born July 11, 1923, at Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., the son of Berkley Melvin and Grace D. (Moore) Parmelee. Among his survivors are widow Charity Ann (Angle) Parmelee; and sons David, Kenneth, and Berkley.

MILDRED 'MILLIE' (HOBLIN) PARMELEE 1918-2004

Millie, widow of Maurice Blair [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John], a resident of Thomaston, Litchfield County, Conn., died Oct. 2, 2004, at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn. She was born March 31, 1918.

CHRYSTAL (VEAL) PARMLEY 1924-2004

Chrystal, wife of Robert E. [unplaced] died Sept. 22, 2004, at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Washington County, Va. In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons David and Robert, both of Abingdon; brother Beverly Veal of Portsmouth, Va.; and various nieces and nephews. Sons Don and Terry preceded her in death. The funeral service was at Bethel Presbyterian Church with Rev. Cathy Carpenter officiating and burial followed at the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Mountain Mission School, 1 Hurley St., Grundy, VA 24614.

PAUL GEORGE PARMELEE 1922-2004

Paul [Paul Revere, Hubert "Burt" S., Frederick H., Sylvester, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired tool and die maker of East Hartland, Hartford County, Conn., died Sept. 17, 2004, at Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn. Born May 30, 1922, in West Granby, Hartford County, Conn., he was the son of Paul Revere and Olive (Ransom) Parmelee. He moved to East Hartland in 1957. Paul was a master sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and worked at the Johnson Gauge Co. of Bloomfield, Hartford County, Conn. He was a member of the Hartford Gun Club and the 1st Church in Hartland, Congregational. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances M. (Curtis); sons Stephen P. and David C., both of East Hartland; daughter Karen Zaverton of Southington, Hartford County, Conn.; and a grandson. Services and burial were at East Hartland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Granby Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 617, Granby, CT 06035. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home of Granby was in charge of arrangements.

HOWARD F. PARMELEE 1934-2004

Howard [Howard F., Charles C., Charles N., --?--], a lifelong resident of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., died Sept. 13, 2004, at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown. He was born Jan. 1, 1934, the son of Howard and Ethel M. (Linderme) Parmelee. Howard was a veteran of the Korean War, an airman in the Air Force; he belonged to the VFW and the Eagles Club. He is survived by sister Rita Violissi of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Shirley Murray, died previously. Burial was at the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to Middlesex Hospital Weiss Hospice Unit, c/o Department of Philanthropy, 55 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457. Biega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ZYLPHA LEONE (PALMERLEE) KEEFER 1906-2004

Zylpha [Herbert Seward, Albert Seward, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John] died Sept. 11, 2004, at Aspen Meadows, in Billings, Clark County, Mont., where she had been a resident for the past 11 years. She was born in Dodge Center, Dodge County, Minn., on May 15, 1906, the daughter of Herbert Seward and Nellie (Blanchard) Palmerlee. She lived there until 1917, when she moved with her parents to Billings. The 1924 Billings High School graduate attended the Normal School [now Montana State University-Billings] where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught at Fishtail for several years and then at the Lake Basin (Molt), where she met her future husband, William Keefer. They were married March 2, 1930, and farmed in the Molt area for several years. They moved to Seattle for a short period so her husband could take classes in specialized welding. About that time, the Great Depression and a longshoremen’s strike brought them back to Billings. In 1954, she matriculated at Eastern Montana College of Education in Billings where she earned a Bachelor of Science in education. She continued working on her master’s degree with a specialization in remedial reading. She taught at the Campus, Garfield, Jefferson and North Park schools. She was a popular teacher and instilled the love of learning and reading in her students. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with the trailer club, needle and handicrafts, the Modern Club, her weekly bridge club and her Masonic connections: 50-year member of Eastern Star, White Shrine, Daughters of the Nile. She is survived by a son, Roland J. Keefer of Spokane; a daughter-in-law, Winifred Keefer of Billings; two granddaughters and sons-in-law; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; sister Ardith Marion Palmerlee; and son Neil S. The Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary of Billings was in charge of arrangements.

JESSIE 'J. KELLY' (KELLY) PARMELEE 1913-2004

Kelly, wife of Kenneth Abner [Abner Augustus, Rufus Electus, Rufus Clark, Ebenezer, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] Parmelee, died Sept. 4, 2004. She was born Sept. 23, 1913, in a hardscrabble town in West Texas. When her father deserted the family, she dropped out of the University of Texas and her mother, Beulah, packed up her and sister Josephine and headed north. They traveled to Hammond, Lake County, Ind., where Beulah gave music lessons and Jessie, who'd become J. Kelly by then, got a job as a clerk in the E.J. Minas Department Store. Several times, she recalled, five or six black limos would pull up and a lot of scary men in black coats and fedoras would come in the store followed a minute later by The Man himself, "Scar Face," Al Capone. The lucky clerk who waited on Mr. Capone received a $100 bill. Kelly got the $100 bill once; it was more than three months' salary in those Depression years. Kelly moved to Gary, Lake County, Ind., when she was about 26 and went to work for the local Democratic Party. They put her in the Speakers Bureau. It was the 1939 mayoral election. One night as headquarters was closing, the Gary Democratic chairman, a man in his 40s, said, "Kelly, would you like to get something to eat?" She said NO! and went home. She called her best friend, Marion Yeager, to tell her about it. "Marion, the nerve of him. He's married and he asked me out!" Marion replied: "Kelly, you better reconsider … you just got asked out by Gary's most eligible bachelor." The next night she said yes and that Christmas Eve she became Mrs. Kenneth A. Parmelee. The following year on Christmas Day, son Kenneth was born. Kelly was an Irish raconteur. She loved these stories and many more. On her last stay with son Ken in Washington, she wanted to see the cherry blossoms one last time, so they spent hours driving around through them. "They are magical, like pink clouds," she said. Kelly is survived by sons Kenneth of Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, N.M., and Michael, with whom she lived at Franklin Lakes, Bergen County, N.J. She was preceded in death by husband Kenneth in 1962.

WALLACE 'RAY' PARMELEE 1923-2004

Ray [Roy, --- ], founder and operator of Parmelee Masonry in Eugene, Lane County, Ore., for 50 years, died Aug. 31, 2004, of congestive heart failure. He was born May 13, 1923, in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, to Roy and Myrtle (Thompson) Parmelee. He attended Utah public schools and moved to Eugene in 1941. He also served in the Marine Corps. Ray enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, training dogs, art and poetry. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Eagles lodge at Springfield, Lane County, Ore. He held a Masonry Union Gold Card. In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Sr., and daughter, Sandra. Survivors include his wife, June; stepdaughters Susan Bailey of Marcola, Lane County, Ore., and Sandra Maddess of Springfield; stepson, Leon and Michael Thomason, both of Eugene, and James Greene of Portland, Multnomah; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home Chapel in Eugene. Inurnment was at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene.

FRANCES 'BETTY' ELIZABETH (QUINBY) PARMELEE 1910-2004

"Betty," the widow of Edward Lincoln [Edward Lincoln, Joel Cruttenden, Joel, John, John, John, John, John, John], died July 29, 2004, at her residence in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, one day following her 94th birthday. She was born in East Orange, Essex County, N.J., on July 28, 1910, the daughter of Frank and Frances E. Hinkley Quinby. Betty attended Abbot Academy in Andover, Essex County, Mass., and the Weylister Secretarial School in Connecticut. She had worked several years as a secretary for the Department of Health in Milford, New Haven County, Conn., and also as a medical secretary in Milford. She enjoyed baking, needlepoint, music and dancing. She was a member of the Church of Christ Congregational in Milford, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Betty donated to such charities as the Preble Resource Center, Bruce Roberts Fund and the Falmouth library. Edward died in 2002. She is survived by daughter Patricia Knittel of South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There was a memorial service at the Falmouth House at Ocean View in Falmouth. Donations may be made to the Falmouth House Residential Memorial Fund, 32 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements were handled by Independent Death Care of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.

GEORGE B. PARMELEE 1920-2004

George [unplaced], of Ijamsville, Frederick County, Md., died July 23, 2004. He was born Jan. 11, 1920. His wife Helen E., preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived by daughter Elizabeth Stavely, son William, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and sister Clara Beth Peterson. Services were at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Damascus, Montgomery County, Md. Interment was at Parklawn Memorial Park and Menorah Gardens, Rockville, Montgomery County, Md. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn., 108 Byte Drive, Suite 103, Frederick, MD 21702. The Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home in Damascus was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM 'BOOTIE' HOYT PARMELEE 1923-2004

William Hoyt [Luther Jacob, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died July 18, 2004, at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Summit County, Ohio, after a six-week illness. He was born March 30, 1923, and married Doris "Pat" Patricia (Welch) on Dec. 28, 1945, at Wadsworth. He is survived by daughters Jody Meager of Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, Calif., and Susan Thomas of Perry, Lake County, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Pat died in 2003. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Hilliard & Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Wadsworth 1st Christian Church or the Alzheimer's Assn.

MAURICE BLAIR PARMELEE 1920-2004

Maurice [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John], a World War II Navy veteran, died July 14, 2004, at Cook Willow Convalescent Hospital in Plymouth, Litchfield County, Conn. He was born March 13, 1920, in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., son of Willis Isaac and Esther Elliot (Clark) Parmelee. In World War II, Maurice was stationed in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island, with the 137th and 139th Construction battalions and the 3rd USNCB (Special) PSC of Lido Beach, Long Island, where he served until his discharge. He worked at Wallingford Steel Mill from 1942 to 1946, and was a farm manager for Richard Parmelee from 1946 to 1948. He worked at H.H. Stone and Sons in Southbury, New Haven County, Conn., in the shipping and receiving department at West Haven Buckle Co., and as a salesman for Beacon Milling Co. for more than 20 years, until his retirement. He was a member of the 1st Congregational Church of Thomaston, Litchfield County, Conn., and was associated with the American Heart Association. His hobbies included gardening, walking and playing cards. In addition to his widow, the former Alice Mildred Hoblin, he is survived by daughters Gail Fairclough of Morris, Litchfield County, Conn., and Mauriann L. Cella of Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn.; brothers John O. and Burton A., both of Durham, Middlesex County, Conn.; and six grandchildren. Lyons Funeral Home of Thomaston was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 750, New York, N.Y. 10131-0304, or the American Heart Assn., 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford CT 06492.

ISAAC PARMLEY 1909-2004

Isaac [unplaced], of Conway, Horry County, S.C., died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at home following an illness. He was born Sept. 11, 1909. Surviving are sons Isaiah, Odell L., Paul "Woody" L. and Oliver, daughters Lou Belle Ford, Verna Lee Dozier, Jeanette Parmley and Hattie Wilks, 43 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services were at the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial was at Sandridge Community Cemetery, Berkeley County, S.C. Latimer's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

THELMA SALLEE (PARMLEY) NORFLEET 1914-2004

Thelma [Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], the loving wife of Jesse Eugene "Gene" Norfleet Sr. for 68 years, died in her sleep July 8, 2004, at her home in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn. She was born Aug. 13, 1914, at Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Ky., the daughter of Giles and Nancy (Hurt) Parmley and attended school in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. She also resided in Rockwood, Roane County, Tenn., and Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. She moved to Cleveland in 1957 when she and her husband opened Norfleet One-Hour Martinizing Cleaners. She remained active in that business until 1998 when they sold the business and retired. Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution, her great-great-grandfather John (1762-1848) having been a soldier. She is survived by her husband; son Jesse Eugene "Gene" Norfleet Jr. of Cleveland; by grandchildren Jesse Eugene "Jay" Norfleet III of Maryland; Alexander "Alex" Keith Norfleet of Tennessee and Sarah Elizabeth Norfleet of South Carolina; sister Mary Ethel (Parmley) Eicher of Homestead, Dade County, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Ora and Effie Parmley, Maye (Parmley) Ryan Carter and Minnie (Parmley) Cross; and brother Denver. Services were at the Jim Rush Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Steve Gilbert officiating. Burial was at Monticello's Elk Springs Cemetery.

ROLAND CLAYTON PARMLEY 1926-2004

Roland [Leslie William, Albion True, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired businessman, died June 16, 2004, at Stormont-Vail HealthCenter in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. He was born March 24, 1926, in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan., the son of Leslie and Esther Parmley. Roland was graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1944 and immediately entered the Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater until 1946, and was stationed in the Philippines. Roland attended Hutchinson Junior College and was a 1951 graduate of The University of Kansas with a B.S. in business administration. Roland worked for 45 years in the business industry. He retired in 1991 as assistant vice president in the reinsurance department at Security Benefit Group of Cos. after 32 years of service. He served as secretary/treasurer for the Topeka Lions Club for 25 years and was honored with the 1997 Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for outstanding humanitarian service. He was a 33rd-Degree Mason with Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF&AM in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Roland was a founding member of Crestview United Methodist Church and was a district PTA president. He married Mary Alice Rees on June 19, 1949, in Marion, Marion County, Kan.; she survives. Other survivors include daughter Mary Ann Siller of Dallas. Services were at Crestview United Methodist Church; burial was at Marion Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Crestview United Methodist Church, 2245 S.W. Eveningside Drive, Topeka KS 66614, or to the Topeka Lions Foundation, in care of Les Carlson, 70 S.W. Peppertree Lane, Topeka KS 66611.

DOROTHY JANE (OLDS) PALMERLEE 1915-2004

Dorothy, widow of George Frederick [Louis Milan, Heman Mack, Heman, Heman, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John], died May 29, 2004. She was born Aug. 4, 1915. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband in 1981 and is survived by daughters Georgia Ann Corwin of Kentwood, Kent County, Mich., and Marilyn Pratt of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich.; sons Louis of Kentwood and Daniel of Newaygo, Newaygo County, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or American Cancer Society.

JESSICA MARIE PARMELEE 1966-2004

Jessica, wife of Thomas Nicholas [unplaced], died April 5, 2004, at Loris Community Hospital at Loris, Horry County, S.C. Arrangements will be announced by Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris. She was born Nov. 10, 1966. She is also survived by daughter Kaila and son Thomas.

ROBERT NICHOLS PARMELEE 1918-2004

Robert [Harold Ray, William Josiah, Josiah Pierson, Alfred, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., died March 5, 2004, at Westfield Care and Rehab Center in Meriden, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Chelsea, Mass., he was the son of the Harold Ray and Eleanor (Abrams) Parmelee, and had lived in Middlefield most of his life. Robert graduated from Middletown High School Class of 1936, Springfield (Mass.) College Class of 1940, and received a master's degree from Columbia University. He served in U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and married Barbara Cummings in June, 1942. He was employed at Kenyon (Ohio) College coaching swimming, football, and track from 1946-51 and at Middletown High School as a physical education teacher and coach of swimming and football from 1956-79. Robert spent many years as a YMCA swimming instructor. He was a former member of the National High School Rules Committee for Swimming, and was recently inducted into the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame. He was an active member of the Middlefield Federated Church. He was an avid golfer and he and his wife loved to travel during their retirement years. Besides his wife, he is survived by sons Craig of Middletown, Russ of Durham, David of Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vt, and Keith of Middletown; a sister, Jean White of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were at the Doolittle Funeral Home in Middletown on March 9. The Rev. Dale Azevedo officiated and interment was at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made in his memory to Middlefield Federated Church Building Fund, Main Street, Middlefield, CT 06455.

LILLIAN ELINOR (JOHNSON) BELYEA PARMLEY 1914-2004

Lillian, wife of John [unplaced] and a full-time homemaker and community volunteer, died Aug. 5, 2004, in Carmichael, Sacramento County, Calif., following a short illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1914, in Turlock, Stanislaus County, Calif., and attended Auburn schools, graduating from Placer High in 1932. Lillian will be remembered for her work with the Senior Gleaners, the Federated Womens Club and the Wednesday Club, where she initiated a program for teenage mothers, providing their newborns with clothing and bedding. St. Marks Methodist Church, where Lillian worked for many years as chairwoman of the wedding reception committee, formed the Super Senior program, and was the founder, director and commentator for many years of the Fashion Memories fashion shows of antique clothing. In 1995, Mission Oaks Recreation and Parks District honored her as a Distinguished Citizen for her work with the Senior Citizen Community Center. She was also selected by Soroptimist International of Sacramento San Juan as the recipient of the 1984 Women Helping Women Award. Her work with the Sacramento Community Commission for Women resulted in co-authorship of a book on nutrition for seniors, "Eating Alone." During her tenure on the Sacramento Community Services Planning Council, Executive Committee of the Division of Aging, the local hospice movement was born. Lillian was active with Hospice Care of Sacramento, serving as a speaker and on the Board of Directors. During the years that the family lived in Lincoln, Placer County, Calif., the Camp Fire Girls honored Lillian for her work as a leader and district level volunteer with the Gulick Award, the organization's highest award for adults. Lillian was also president of the Lincoln Women's Club, and started a Junior Womens Club. Lillian was active in several folk dance groups in the Sacramento area. In addition to traveling, the joy of her life was her painting. Lillian had Senior Artist standing with Northern California Artists Inc. In addition to her husband of 23 years, she leaves daughters Ann Jerue of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., and Ellen Osborn of Pollock Pines, El Dorado County, Calif., and three grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers Fred Miles of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif., and Richard Miles of Carmichael; and sister Dodie Schurter of Huntington Beach, Orange County, Calif. Her first husband, Melvin Belyea, preceded her in death. Remembrances in Lillian's name may be made to the hospice program of the donor's choice.

THOMAS CLAY PARMLEY 1925-2004

Thomas [James Alfred, James Clay, William Irvin, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a 35-year resident of Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Ariz., died May 1, 2004, at his home after a long illness. He was born March 1, 1925, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., to James and Nelvia (Buckner) Parmley. He served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, seeing action in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; sons Joseph and Howard of Sierra Vista of Sierra Vista, Vernon of Wisconsin, Matthew of Missouri, Benjamin of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., Grant of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; daughters Nelva Melochick and Martha Fenn of Sierra Vista; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors were held at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista. Jensen's Sierra Vista Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA J. (---) PARMELEE 1936-2004

Barbara, a resident of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., died March 23, 2004, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1936. She is survived by her husband [unplaced].

ELIZABETH MALLORY PARMELEE 1905-2004

Elizabeth [Charles William, Charles Daniel, Hezekiah, Dan, Dan, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], a longtime educator and resident of Providence, Providence County, R.I., died Jan. 24, 2004. She was born Oct. 14, 1905, at Providence, the daughter of Charles William and Ella Woodward (Plumb) Parmelee. She was graduated from Wheaton College in 1927 and became one of the first three women to earn a master's degree of education at Harvard. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough paid tribute to Elizabeth in his 2003 commencement speech at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.

ISAAC PARMLEY 1933-2004

Isaac [unplaced], a retired logistics manager at Cherry Point NADEP, died Jan. 22, 2004, in Carteret, Carteret County, N.C., General Hospital. He was born June 3, 1933, to John and --- Parmley. Isaac was a member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and minister of music, assisting in the New Bern Eastern Missionary Baptist Assn. and at other area churches. He is survived by his widow, Serena; sons Frederick A. of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., and Larry D. of Newport, Carteret County, N.C.; daughters Cherry Ross of Chicago, Cook County, Ill., Terry Moore of Morehead City, Carteret County, N.C., and Cynthia Davis of Newport; brothers Isaac Parmley, William Parmley, Richard Parmley and Thomas Parmley, all of Newport, James Parmley of New Bern, Craven County, N.C., John Parmley of Oriental, Pamlico County, N.C., George Parmley of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., and Dale Bell and Michael Bell of Washington, D.C.; sisters Helen Harrison, N.C., and Doris Akins of Jacksonville, Onslow County, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by sister Ethel J. Moore. Burial was at Newport Community Cemetery in Newport, Carteret County, N.C. Oscar's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

2003

HOWARD JOHN PARMELEE 1960-2003

Howie [Oren Charles, Howard H., Charles, Susannah, Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], an employee for 22 years with Fisher Body Division of General Motors, died Dec. 20, 2003, of injuries sustained in an apparent hanging attempt at the Manistee County (Mich.) Jail, according to Sheriff Dale Kowalkowski. Howie was taken to West Shore Medical Center in Manistee after being found with unresponsive in his cell Dec. 17, and two corrections officers had performed CPR. Howard was born Nov. 9, 1960, in Lansing, Ingram County, Mich., the son of Oren and Jancie Parmelee, and moved to Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich., in 1998. He and Kelley Kerutis were married Nov. 6, 1999. He'd spent the last two years working for Yoplait USA. He is survived by his wife, Kelley, and her three children, Brandon, Alex and Heather, all of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich.; his parents of Holt, Ingham County, Mich.; brothers Charles of Leslie, Ingham County, Mich., and Scott of Pompeii, Gratiot County, Mich.; and sister Laurie Leavitt of Onondaga, Ingham County, Mich. Burial was at Ashton Cemetery, Ashton, Osceola County, Mich. The Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.

BARBARA GAIL PARMELEE 1934-2003

Barbara [William Horace, George Horace, Horace Dudley, Jonathan, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] of Warren, Knox County, Maine, died on Dec. 13, 2003, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., after a long illness. She was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Pittsburgh and raised in Bethel Park, Pa. She was a graduate of Goucher College in Towson, Md., and the Breadloaf School of Middlebury, Vt. After teaching several years in Orange, N.J., she joined the faculty of Roland Park Country Day School in Towson as an English teacher. She later became an editor at the Johns Hopkins Press in Baltimore. Barbara moved to Maine in 1976, working as a human resources director for National Sea Products in Rockland, and later for Kirschner Products in Augusta, where she retired in October 2003. Barbara is survived by sisters Mary P. Carter of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., Margaret P. Watson of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., and Patricia Parmelee of Glen Cove, Nassau County, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and her good friend, Mary McKeever of Warren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mid Coast Audubon Society, P.O. Box 862, Rockland ME 04841; or Georges River Land Trust, 328 Main St., Studio 305, Rockland ME 04841.

IRENE E. (JONES) PARMELEY 1920-2003

Irene, widow of Melvin E. [unplaced], of Caseyville, St. Clair County, Ill., died Nov. 27, 2003, at Caseyville Nursing Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Irene was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by son Melvin R. and three half-brothers, Clarence, Milton and Earl Jones. Surviving are sons, Dennis of Caseyville, Kenneth of Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, Ill., and Gerald of Caseyville, and four grandchildren. Burial was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Assn. or the Heart Assn. Herr Funeral Home of Caseyville was in charge of arrangements.

MARION DORIS (ROGERS) PARMELEE 1920-2003

Marion, widow of Norman Frederick [Frederick Watson, Walter "Scott" Scott, Charles W., Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John] and a resident of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass., died Oct. 3, 2003, at Holyoke Hospital in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. She was born Feb. 28, 1920.

LEAH LUELLA (SHATTUCK) BELLINGER PARMELY 1927-2003

Leah, wife of Stanley Ervin [Archie Ervin, Eugene A., William Tilford, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Six Lakes, Montcalm County, Mich., died Sept. 20, 2003, at Kelsey Memorial Health Center in Lakeview, Montcalm County, Mich. Leah was a farmer and worked at Hitachi from 1973-91. Leah was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Shepherd, Isabella County, Mich., to Charlie and Grace (Molloy) Shattuck and was a 1945 graduate of Shepherd High School. She married Clarence Royal Bellinger in Shepherd on June 22, 1946; he died June 14, 1988. She married Stanley on April 7, 1996, in Lakeview. Leah loved knitting, making afghans, cooking, baking, farming, going to the fair and driving a truck. Leah was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Lakeview, the Moose Lodge Auxiliary in St. Louis and the Deerfield Grange in Morley. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son Stanley Bellinger of Six Lakes, daughter Sharon Gould of Six Lakes; sister Leon Benson of Morley; 11 grand- and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were 16 brothers and sisters. Burial was in Union Cemetery, at Blanchard, Isabella County, Mich. Six Lakes' Brigham Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

CAROLYN 'SUSIE' SUE (BEYER) PARMELEE 1942-2003

"Susie," wife of George William [Boyd Robert, George Henry, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died Sept. 13, 2003, at the home of her caregiver, Mary Lou Wohlwend. Susie was born Aug. 23, 1942, and was married to George on March 6, 1962, at Wadsworth. She is survived by her husband; mother Edna Beyer; sisters Charlene Beyer of Titusville, Brevard County, Fla., and Cindy Pelfrey of Wadsworth; brother Rod of Wadsworth. She was preceded in death by son Brian V. in 1998, and brother Ron. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Wadsworth. Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 520 S. Main St. 2501, Akron OH 44311.

MARGARET (RICHARDSON) PARMELEE 1919-2003

Margaret, wife of Robert Latham [Albert, Alva A., Henry W., Ezriah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo., died Sept. 9, 2003. Survived by her husband; daughters Carolyn Lawrence and Janice Delarue; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A service was held at Olinger Crown Hill Tower of Memories Chapel. Contributions may be made to St. Philip & St. James Episcopal Church, 2797 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80236.

JOHN 'BOO' R. PARMLEY 1961-2003

John [unplaced], of Conway, Horry County, S.C., died Aug. 14, 2003, at Prince George's Nursing Facility in Georgetown, Horry County, S.C. He was born May 12, 1961. John was the nephew of Joseph ''Junior'' Richardson. His funeral was at Mount Calvary No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church and burial followed in the church cemetery. McKiever Funeral Home in Conway handled arrangements.

DORIS 'PAT' PATRICIA (WELCH) PARMELEE ca1924-2003

Pat, wife of William "Bootie" Hoyt [Luther Jacob, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Aug. 2, 2003, at Hospice Care Center in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. She was born about 1924 and married William on Dec. 28, 1945. Among her survivors are her husband; daughters Jody Meager of Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange County, Calif., and Susan Thomas of Perry, Lake County, Ohio; and three grandchildren. William died in 2004.

RICKY H. COBB 1951-2003

Ricky, husband of Beverly Joyce (Parmley) [William "Dwight," Austin Eugene, Andrew Mullen, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of McLeansboro, Jackson County, Ill., died July 22, 2003, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was a U.S. Postal Service mail contractor for Taylor Mail Service in Terre Haute, Ind. He was born May 14, 1951, in Eldorado, Saline County, Ill., to Harold Cobb and Verla Mae (Johnson) Cobb. He and Beverly were married April 27, 2000. He is survived by his widow, his mother; son Brian Shelton of Carterville, Ga.; and uncle and several cousins. His service was at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro and burial was at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro.

BENJAMIN LEE PARMELEE 1939-2003

Benjamin [Hillis Clifford, Watson Bentley, Charles W., Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], an electronics technician, died July 21, 2003, at a Denver area hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1939.

NANCY KIRKHAM (PARMELEE) MIDDLETON 1913-2003

Nancy [Arthur Hawley, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a 16-year resident of North San Diego County, Calif., died June 6, 2003, in a convalescent hospital in Escondido after a short illness. She had been living in retirement apartments in San Marcos and Escondido for 16 years. She was born Dec. 4, 1913, the daughter of Dr. Arthur Hawley and Ruth Frances (Brown) Parmelee. Nancy lived in the Chicago suburbs of Oak Park and River Forest until 1939, when she moved to New York City. There, she met Edward Middleton and they were married in 1943. When his military service ended in 1945, they moved to the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades. After her divorce in 1950, she became a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching social studies and English at Mark Twain Junior High School for the first eight years of her career. She took a yearlong sabbatical in 1958 and journeyed with her son, Jim, to Paris, where she studied French. Upon returning to Los Angeles she became a French and German teacher at University High School. She is survived by son James Middleton; brother Arthur Hawley Parmelee; and two grandchildren.

JAMES KENNETH PARMELY 1943-2003

James [James A., Ralph, James Alvis, Thomas J., Samuel, Samuel, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died April 14, 2003, at his home in Michie, McNairy County, Tenn. He was born Nov. 26, 1943, the son of James and Edna Gladys Parmely. He was a member of Liberty Church of Christ. He leaves brother Clifford of Michie; and sisters Mary Ruth McAfee of Michie, Judy Gail Patterson of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., Linda Jane Phillips of Cullman, Cullman County, Ala., and Loretta P. Reid of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Burial was at Michie's Lorraine Cemetery. The Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer was in charge of arrangements. (Note: I marked this photo James but I'm not sure it's this man; please let me know either way.)

JUDI PARMELEE 1945-2003

Judi [unplaced], of Edmonds, Snohomish County, Wash., died April 13, 2003, at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born March 13, 1945.

MILDRED LEE (GUILKEY) PARMLEY 1923-2003

Mildred, wife of Richard Leroy [Charles France, Robert James, George Washington, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Kansas City, Mo., died April 7, 2003, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born Feb. 9, 1923, and preceded in death by son William. Burial was at Kansas City's Forest Hill Cemetery.

HEATHER (SITTLEY) PARMELEE 1966-2003

Heather, a medical office assistant and former resident of Miramar, Dade County, Fla., died March 31, 2003. She was born June 10, 1966, at Passaic, Passaic County, N.J., the daughter of John and Diane (Tworsky) Sittley, and was married to Roy Albert [Roy Albert, Roy Albert, Percy Albert, Charles A., Parin "Payne," Elihu, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] in 1994. Surviving are children Kyle and Kayla Spivey of South Carolina; her parents; and siblings John Sittley and Lanie Liberman. Services were at Miller-Rivers Caulder Funeral Home in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, S.C.

EVELYN LOUISE (PARMLEY) PRICE 1903-2003

Evelyn [Joseph Ephraim, James Ephraim, Ephraim, Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a secretary and clerk for the New Madrid County, Mo., Assessor's Office for 31 years, died March 18, 2003, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston, Scott County, Mo. She was born March 18, 1908, in Morehouse, New Madrid County, Mo., daughter of Joseph Ephraim and Bessie (Middleton) Parmley Jr. On Sept. 29, 1927, in Bloomfield, She and Richard Ralph "Little Doc" Price were married Sept. 29, 1927, at Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Mo.,; he died in 1977. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Evelyn is survived by sister Leatrice Skarpa of Seal Beach, Orange County, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Gale, James, Garnett and Joseph; and sisters Reyth Scott, Mercedes Merrick, Vivian Beard, Mary Frances Parmley and Hilda Barnhill. The Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Sikeston City Cemetery.

ELLEN JESSIE (PALMERLEE) JONES 1905-2003

Ellen [Albert Earl, Albert Seward, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John], of Clarksville, Clark County, Ind., formerly of Bloomington, Mc Lean County, Ill, died March 5, 2003, at Westminster Village Health Care in Clarksville. Ellen was born Aug. 19, 1905, in Britton, Marshall County, S.D., the daughter of Albert Earl and Florence (Richardson) Palmerlee. She and Frederick Herr Jones were married June 8, 1934, at the University of Chicago chapel. She was a schoolteacher and case worker for the Cook County, Ill, child welfare system. Surviving are son Frederick "Rick" Jones III, of Charlestown, Ind.; five grand and six great-grandchildren. Her ashes were placed next to her husband's in Bloomington.

DAVID C. PARMLEY 1923-2003

David [Daniel A., David H., Silas, Augustus, Truman, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], of Chicago, Cook County, Ill, died March 5, 2003. He was born Jan. 7, 1923, the son of Daniel A. and Mary M. (Tye) Parmley. He was the twin of Daniel Alfred, who died in 2005. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carolyn (Mayer); brother Daniel A.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings Lucille and Marion.

NELL A. (PARMLEY) ROBERTSON 1917-2003

Nell [Napoleon "Lorin" Lorin, Napoleon Bonaparte, Giles, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Navy veteran of World War II, died Feb. 4, 2003, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford, Lee County, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Owen Robertson; sons Michael of Wendell, Wake County, N.C., and Brett of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C.; brothers Clifford Parmley of Ocala, Marion County, Fla., Ralph Parmley of Granite City, Madison County, Ill., and Paul Parmley of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; sister Gerre (Parmley) Johnston of Plantation, Broward County, Fla.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church by the Rev. Douglas Hodsdon. Arrangements were handled by the Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford. Memorials may be made to the Lee County Public Library, 107 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, NC 27330.

ETHEL J. (PARMLEY) MOORE 1917-2003

Ethel [unplaced] of Carteret, Carteret County, N.C., died Jan. 17, 2003, at Carteret General Hospital. She was born Sept. 16, 1918, in Carteret County to John and --- Parmley, and was a graduate of W.S. King School in Morehead City. She was a lifelong member of Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and served as a mother of the church. She is survived by sons Marcus Moore of Raleigh, Wake County, N.C., and Ricky Moore of Newport, Carteret County, N.C; stepson Gerald Carter of Havelock. Craven County, N.C.; daughter LaToya Moore of Newport; brothers Isaac Parmley, William Parmley, Richard Parmley and Thomas Parmley, all of Newport, James Parmley of New Bern, Craven County, N.C., John Parmley Jr. of Oriental, Pamlico County, N.C., George Parmley of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., and Dale Bell and Michael Bell of Washington, D.C.; sisters Helen (Parmley) Harrison, N.C., and Doris (Parmley) Akins of Newport, Gwendolyn Bell, Harriett Bell and Susan Bell, all of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services were at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with Pastor G. Otis Green officiating. Burial was at Newport Community Cemetery in Newport, Carteret County, N.C. Oscar's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE WALDO PARMELEE 1904-2003

George [George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., died Jan. 10, 2003, at the Saybrook Convalescent Home in Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. He was born Dec. 11, 1904, the son of George Wilson and Delphine (Clark) Parmelee. He was married to Mildred E. Foss on July 16, 1929. Mildred died in 1996.

2002

DAPHNE ROSE (SAWYER) PARMELEE 1930-2002

Daphne, the wife of Robert Bert [Mar Bert, Moses Edward, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], died Dec. 16, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Montgomery County, Ill. She was 72. She was born July 4, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of George and Laura (Farris) Sawyer. She and Robert were married Sept. 11, 1948, at Staunton, Macoupin County, Ill. Williamson Funeral Home of Staunton was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Staunton.

DONALD J. PARMLEY 1941-2002

Donald [Ray, Lawrence Eugene, John Edward, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a businessman, died Dec. 14, 2002. He was born Dec. 24, 1941, in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, to Ray and Jimmie (Jordan) Parmley. He was a member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church in Brownsboro, Henderson County, Texas, where he also owned the River Hills Farm. He previously owned Dal-lite Sales Inc. of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, and Pro-lite Sales Inc. of Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La. He had been married to Linda "Nina" Carroll Henderson. Survivors include wife Rosemary; sons Greg of Keller, Tarrant County, Texas, Chad of Denton, Denton County, Texas; daughter Lisa Bohannon of Carrollton, Denton County, Texas; stepmother Myrtle Parmley of Tyler, Smith County, Texas; stepsons Chris and Blaine Sanders; stepdaughters Ginnie and Danielle Sanders; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; brothers Charles of Flint, Smith County, Texas, and Douglas of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was in the private family cemetery on River Hills Farm. Memorials may be made to Rock Hill Baptist Church's New Building Fund, 10768 CR 3405, Brownsboro TX 75756, or Brownsboro High School FFA.

ROBERT ASAPH PARMELE 1917-2002

Robert [Harry Dillon, Henry William, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Aug. 1, 2002, a year after being inducted into the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame. He was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Bettendorf, Scott County, Iowa, son of Harry Dillon and Lillie Maybelle (Sergeant) Parmele. He graduated summa cum laude from Iowa State University with a degree in agricultural engineering. During World War II, he served as a navigator in the Army Air Corps in B-17 and B-29 bombers. He survived being shot down over Poland. After returning home, he founded the Bettendorf Airport in 1947, launched Agona Air Service and became a certified flight instructor in 1950. He also manufactured a navigation tool called Parmele Navigator and flew a modified Cessna 206 with a camera port on the belly for Tri-States Mapping & Surveying Co., allowing him to produce topography with an accuracy of 6 inches. He is survived by sisters-in-laws Edna and Dorothy, a nephew and a niece. He was preceded in death by brothers Charles and Fenton.

CONSTANCE (PHILLIPS) PALMERLEE DOUGLAS 1900-2002

Connie, a schoolteacher and the second of Marvin Glenn's [Forrest Fay, Franklin De Witt, William "Hank" Henry, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John] three wives, died July 8, 2002, at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, King County, Wash. She was 102. She was born May 29, 1900, on the Puyallup Indian Reservation, Pierce County, Wash., and was a great-granddaughter of Washington Territory Gov. William Pickering. She was a 1918 graduate of Lincoln High School, and went on to earn a music degree in 1926 from the University of Washington where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She played the piano with her family orchestra and the organ at the local church. During World War II, she worked in the USO in Anchorage, Alaska, organizing musical and dramatic productions to entertain the troops. After the war, she was involved in local politics, environmental issues and was a supporter of the Ravenna Senior Center. She taught at various high schools in the state until her retirement in the 1960s. She is survived by brother Ronald Phillips and sisters Rosamond Bargelt and Marjorie Gregory. She outlived Marvin, whom she divorced, and her second husband, Donald Douglas, whom she married when they were both 92. The Acacia Funeral Home in Bothell was in charge of arrangements.

OPAL (PENNEL) PARMALEE 1942-2002

Opal, wife of John B. [unplaced], died June 29, 2002, at her home in Windsor. Henry County, Mo. She was a homemaker and had also worked at Windsor's Resthaven Nursing Home for several years. She was born April 7, 1942, near Mack's Creek, Camden County, Mo., the daughter of Rev. Edward Levi and Beatrice Francies (Driskill) Pennel. She and John were married May 27, 1960, at Wooster's Calvary Baptist Church, of which she was a member. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters Ravonda Earline Parmalee of Calhoun, Henry County, Mo., Tamera Elaine Crawford of Bitburg, Germany, and Ruby Francies Hooton of Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo.; nine grandchildren; sisters May A. Harbor, Rose E. Creach and Janie A. Douglas; and a brother, the Rev. Roy A. Pennel. She was preceded in death by brothers John and Paul; granddaughter Candace; and two nieces. The Hadley Funeral Home of Windsor was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Windsor's Laurel Oak Cemetery.

CHARLES 'HAROLD' HAROLD PARMELE 1905-2002

Harold [William Gordon, William "Will" Moses, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Jan. 17, 2002. He was born Feb. 16, 1905, in Cetopa, Labette County, Kan., moved to Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., when he was 9, and was a 1923 graduate of Commerce High School. He was a Grange master during World War II, and held a variety of jobs, including legal secretary, gold miner and farmer, before retiring in 1966. Remembrances in his name may be made to the Dixie Mountain Grange.

HAROLD K. TRIMBLE 1920-2002

Harold, widower of Aldea Woodroe [Arthur H., Braxton "Brack" Dick, James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a long-time resident of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., died Jan. 12, 2002. He was born in 1920 in Potlatch, Latah County, Ida. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the China-Burma-India Theater, and worked for R.C. Hughes Electrical Contractor for more than 30 years, retiring in 1982 as a shop foreman. Harold and Aldea Parmley, daughter of Arthur H. and Minnie Abigail Hedrick, were married May 5, 1947; she died in 2001. His survivors include two nephews and a niece. Burial was at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane. Hazen and Jaeger Valley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM LINLEY PARMELEE 1934-2002

Bill [Ernest Banes, William Leonard, Leander Burton, Timothy Truman, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a lifelong resident of Seattle, King County, Wash., died Jan. 11, 2002. He was born Feb. 7, 1934. Bill is survived by his widow, Beverly (Kuntz); sons William and Richard; daughters Melissa and Jackie; and five grandchildren. The Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home of Seattle was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances in his name may be made to the Diabetes Assn.

2001

ELIZABETH B. (KENNEDY) STEGMAN PARMLEY 1917-2001

Elizabeth, a long-time resident of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., died Dec. 24, 2001, in Baldwin City, Douglas County, Kan., after a battle with cancer. She was born April 5, 1917, the daughter of Ira E. and Elizabeth J. Kennedy, in Coats, Pratt County, Kan. After she retired from her job in medical office management, she gave her time to many volunteer organizations. Elizabeth was preceded in death by husband of 20 years, Dr. Clifford "Charles" Charles [Charles Everett, Albion True, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and son Stanley G. Stegman. Survivors include son C.C. Parmley II of Baldwin City; daughter Jan Penn of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; sister Iris Brazill of Wichita; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces. A memorial service was held at Wichita's White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

HOMER LEE PARMLEY 1932-2001

Homer [Thomas Perry, James Clay, William Irvin, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a well-known breeder of dogs and the owner of several businesses over the years, died Dec. 18, 2001, in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. He was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by daughters Terry Kerr of Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, and Karen Bryant of Carthage, Jasper County, Mo.; brother William; sisters Wanda Tiller and June Kelsey; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services were private.

CHRISTY ROSE (GIGL) PARMELE 1957-2001

Christy, wife of Mark [unplaced] of Brookings, Curry County, Ore., died Sept. 17, 2001, in Crescent City, Del Norte County, Calif. She was born March 6, 1957. She is survived by her husband; daughters Jennifer Rose Parmele of Brookings and Venetta Moppin of Arkansas; her mother, Mary Ellen Hilmes of Wisconsin; brother John Gigl of San Diego; and sisters Kathleen Wilson and Roberta Burdue of Wisconsin.

RUTH (LATHAM) PARMELEE 1894-2001

Ruth, widow of Albert [Alva A., Henry W., Ezriah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], of Denver, died Aug. 29, 2001, at the age of 107. Ruth was born in Denver on Sept. 1, 1894, and married Albert in 1915. Survivors include son Robert of Englewood, Arapahoe County, Colo.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Crown Hill Tower of Memories.

SYLVIA BADIEH (PAINE) PARMELE 1909-2001

Sylvia, widow of Rexford Clark [Egbert Nelson, Benson Clark, Egbert Benson, Phineas Meigs, Phineas, Phineas, Isaac, Isaac, John, John] and a longtime resident of Wilmette, Ill., died Aug. 15, 2001. She was born Aug. 4, 1909, at Champaign, Champaign County, Ill., the daughter of Ellery Burton and Mabel (Hyde) Paine. She and Rexford were married on May 11, 1935, at Urbana, Campaign County, Ill. He died in July, 1984. She was devoted member of the Baha'i Faith.

ALBERT CLARE PARMELEE 1923-2001

Albert [Clare Jordan, Dwight Angier, Asahel Stanford, Asahel, Charles, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], of North Olmstead, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, died Aug. 10, 2001. He was the son of Clare Jordan and Mabel Dean (Caris) Parmelee. [Mabel was the daughter of William I. and Roxa Stanley (Parmelee) Caris; Albert's two Parmelee lines run through Isaac's branch as well as Joel's.] Albert was born June 17, 1923, at East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and married Aug. 31, 1945, in Fairview Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, to Betty Jean Mac Donald, daughter of Joseph and Jean Mac Donald. He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his widow; sons Scott, Mark and Gary of Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio; grandchildren Christopher, Timothy, Sean, Bryan, Katelyn and Nicole; two great-grandchildren; and sister Marion Whitlatch of Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Hospice, 18200 Lorain Road, Cleveland Ohio 44111. Arrangements were handled by Dostal Funeral Service.

VENA (PARMLEY ) HARRIS 1924-2001

Vena [John Ballenger, Chrisman, Aladdin, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Robinson, Crawford County, Ill., formerly of Casey, Clark County, Ill., died at her home July 28, 2001. She had retired from L.S. Heath & Son in Robinson, Vena was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., the daughter of John Ballenger and Ferbie (Gross) Parmley. She married Russell Harris in 1943; he died in 1985. Surviving are son Larry "Butch" Harris of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md.; brothers Roscoe T. of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., Kenneth of Ridge Farm, Vermilion County, Ill., Lawrence of Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., and James of Carmel, Hamilton County, Ind.; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. A graveside service was held at the Bellair Cemetery. The Markwell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

EDWARD 'TED' TRYON PARMELEE 1925-2001

Ted [Allan Edward, Edward Kibbe, Calvin Zina, Zina, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], an executive with Knight Ridder Newspapers and a former Marine, died July 24, 2001, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was born May 24, 1925, in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., the son of Allan Edward and Louise Flower (Anschutz) Parmelee. He served for five years as a Marine Corps officer during World War II and the Korean War. Ted and Marilyn Fargo Sears were married Sept. 7, 1946, at Port Washington, Wassau County, N.Y. He was a member of Princeton University's Class of 1947. After serving as executive vice president of Moloney, Regan, and Schmitt, and then vice president and sales director for Newhouse Newspapers, he joined Knight Newspapers in 1972 to head Knight Advertising Sales Co. in New York City. He was promoted to vice president of marketing for Knight Ridder Newspapers in Miami, and board chair and president of Knight Ridder Newspaper Sales in 1980. He retired in 1987. In 1984, Ted and Carol "Kalo" (Wilcox) Cardozo were married in 1984. Ted lived in Rye, Westchester County, N.Y., for 20 years where he was chairman of the Rye Recreation Commission, president of Rye Little League, and a fundraiser for the Red Cross. He also was an ardent golfer. He moved to Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., in 1994 and had a summer home in Rockland, Knox County, Maine. Among his survivors are his wife; son Scott; daughters Ellen Emerson and Lynne Warns; sister Louise Zemzicki of Sarasota; and 16 grandchildren.

JOSEPHINE ILEENE (SCOTT) PARMELEE 1906-2001

Josephine, widow of Seldon H. [Sylvester Harry, James Marcus, Sylvester Freeman, Alexander "Freeman," Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, died May 21, 2001. She and her late husband of 65 years owned Parmelee Radio and Sound in El Paso. He died in 1995 at the age of 91. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of El Paso since 1930 and remained an active member. She had worked on the staff of the Children’s Ministry for 47 years and was a member of the Pilot Club of El Paso. She is survived by son Selden H. Jr.; sister Mary S. Wilson; and three nieces. She was buried at El Paso's Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

MICHAEL F. PARMLEY 1952-2001

Michael [William, Franklin "Frank," Price "Bruce" Parrish, Robert M., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Carlock, Mc Lean County, Ill., died April 13, 2001, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a three-year illness. He was born May 11, 1952, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., the son of William and Margaret (Pollaci) Parmley. He married Peggy A. Anderson on Aug. 19, 1972, in Walnut, Bureau County, Ill. He worked for NAPA Auto Parts before becoming an associate for Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America in Normal, Jackson County, Ill., for 10 years. He was a graduate of Illinois State University, a member of First United Methodist Church in Normal and Local No. 2488 of the United Auto Workers. He was a Dale Earnhardt and Chicago Cubs fan. He is survived by his widow and daughters Cheryl Miller and Sara Parmley, both of Carbondale; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were at Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, the Rev. Brian Eble officiating. Burial was at Walnut Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Barnard Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

VESTA J. (FRITZ) PARMELEE 1952-2001

Vesta, a retired teacher and wife of Robert Elberne [Frank Richard, Gardiner Henry, Zeno "Philander," Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Roswell, Fulton County, Ga., died March 24, 2001, in the North Fulton Hospital, Alpharetta, Fulton County, Ga. She was born on June 11, 1930, in East Canton, Stark County, Ohio., to the Rev. Lewis G. and Anna Betty (Fry) Fritz. On June 19, 1954, in New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio, she and Robert were married. She received her B.A. from Heidelberg College. Vesta was a first-grade teacher for many years at Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Abington. Montgomery County, Pa.; Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass.; Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Westfield, Union County, N.J.; and Severna Park, Anne Arundel County, Md. She was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church at Roswell and a Sunday school teacher and superintendent. Survivors include husband Robert; sons Christian G. of Roswell, and Clayton L. of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif.; and brother Finley M. Fritz of Lakeside, San Diego County, Calif. The Bringman-Clark & Co. Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in McCutchenville, Seneca County, Ohio, at Bethel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Assn., in care of Bringman-Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351, or to the Learning Center at Fellowship Bible Church, 480 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, GA.

JAMES DEAN PARMELEE 1940-2001

James [Maurice Adelbert, George Adelbert, Frank Roselle, Loren Dow, Anson, Salmon, Aaron, Abraham, Isaac, John, John], a landscape designer and industrial engineer, died Feb. 28, 2001, at his home in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Fla. He was the founder of the Professional Vehicle Industry Assn. and designed projects such as a miniature golf game that was internationally marketed and a self-watering wall planter used by restaurants and theme parks. He was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., a son of Maurice A. and Elinore (Hartley) Parmelee, and moved to Florida when he was a child. He moved to St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla., in 1961 and stayed until moving to Naperville, Dupage County, Ill., in 1983. He then became a regular visitor to Florida and moved permanently to the Lakes of Clearwater, Pinellas County, in 1997. He attended Starkey Road Baptist Church in Clearwater. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Audrey; daughters Shelley Williams of Brandon, Hillsborough County, Fla., and Jan Heffington of Aurora, Kane County, Ill; IL; his mother; brother Darwin of Dansville, Ingham County, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

IRENE T. (HALL) PARMELEE 1909-2001

Irene, wife of Donald Zeno [George Henry, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Feb. 19, 2001, at her home in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. She was a lifelong resident of the city, being born there April 21, 1906, the daughter of Harry and Elsie (Snyder) Hall. Irene was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She was Past Matron of Chapter 102 O.E.S., where she was a member for 75 years. She was also a member of Wadsworth Rittman Hospital Auxiliary, and enjoyed knitting, needlework, and reading. She is survived by her husband of 70 years; daughter Sally Morrison of Wadsworth; son Robert of Wadsworth; grandchildren Julie Kieser of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., James Morrison of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., Christine Parmelee of Washington, D.C., and Brad Parmelee of Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio; great-grandchildren Kaitlin, Josh and Jenny Kieser, Steven, Ellen and Gregory Morrison; and brother Jackson Hall of Wadsworth. Inurnment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests contributions to Tri-County Hospice or Trinity United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. The Hilliard & Mullaney mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT W. PARMLEY 1912-2001

Robert [James "Robert" Robert, Robert James, George Washington, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., Jan. 26, 2001, at Tiffany Square. He was born May 23, 1912, at Altamont, Daviess County, Mo., to James "Robert" Robert and Viola (Bainum) Parmley. At age 14, Robert moved with his family to Orleans, Harlan County, Neb., and was graduated from the Orleans High School in 1931. He came to Grand Island in 1942, where he worked as a supervisor at the Ordinance Plant. His first wife was Lucille Wassinger; he married Ellen Kallos on March 22, 1947, at Grand Island. They purchased Ellen's Flower Basket in 1963. He worked at the Silas Mason Plant from 1965 until a major stroke forced his retirement four years later. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a former member of the Liederkranz and Eagles. Survivors include his wife; sons Robert of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., Michael of Norfolk, Madison County, Neb., David of Grand Island and Gary of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.D.; daughters Cindy Arnold of Grand Island and Janice Camp of Colorado; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Norman, brother Harold and sister Thelma. Services were at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating. Burial was at Grand Island Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church or the Grand Generation Center.

ANN FRANCES PARMELE 1907-2001

Ann, the widow of Everett G. [David A., William "Will" Moses, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], of Ranger, Eastland County, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at a local hospital. She is survived by daughter Betty Parmele of Ranger; sons David E. of Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., and Richard of Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Matilda Bruggeman of Livermore, Alameda County, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

MILDRED EVANS PARMELEE 1905-2001

Mildred, widow of Myron Gloyd [Myron Holly, William Elias, Bela, Reuben, John, John, John, John, John] Parmelee, died Jan. 8, 2001. She was born Nov. 30, 1905. The former Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, resident lived in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla. She was the former controller of Toledo's Commodore Perry Hotel (now apartments) for many years, and a member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Mary-Lou Merrill (Ward) Parmelee of Sarasota, and grandsons Charles William "Chip" Parmelee of Sarasota, and Robert George Parmelee of Toledo. She was preceded in death by husband Myron in 1932, sons Gerald "Jerry" Lee and Charles "Chuck" William. Burial was at Toledo's Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. The Sarasota Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

2000

DONALD SEYMOUR PARMELEE 1923-2000

Donald [Harold Leslie, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a professor and coach at Alberton College of Idaho at Caldwell, Canyon County, Ida., from 1953-73, died in Nov, 28, 2000, at Boise, Boise County, Ida. Donald was born Jan. 10, 1923, at Maple Shade, Burlington County, N.J. He received his master's degree in educational administration at Columbia University. After serving in the Marine corps in World War II, he and his wife, the former Polly Ann Shupp, moved to Idaho where he eventually became principal at Marsing High School. From 1968-72, Donald was the head baseball coach at Albertson College; at the time he left, he was an associate professor of physical education and athletic director. After leaving the college he taught overseas at the U.S. Sports Academy in Bahrain, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.

JONATHAN ELLIOT PARMELEE 1951-2000

Jonathan [Elliot "Hoty" Lester, Gladwin Earle, Hubert "Burt," Frederick H., Sylvester, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Vietnam War veteran and resident of Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., died Nov. 17, 2000, at Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, Tolland County, Conn. He was born March 24, 1951 in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., the son of Elliot L. and Ann (Milligan) Parmelee, and had lived in Manchester, Hartford County, Conn., and Coventry, Tolland County, Conn., before moving to Rockville 1 1/2 years ago. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was employed as a truck driver at McCauley Enterprises in Hartford. Among his survivors are his mother, Floris; daughters Jessica and Kristin, both of Manchester Tolland County, Conn.; brothers James and Jeffrey, both of East Hartland, Hartford, Conn.; and his former wife, Mary, of Manchester. The Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be sent to The Parmelee Children Scholarship Fund, Savings Bank of Manchester, 923 Main St., Manchester CT 06040.

JOHN K. PARMELY 1933-2000

John [Everett Hood, Elbridge W., Warren Brown, James, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime resident of Amityville, Suffolk County, N.Y., died Nov. 7, 2000. John was a stage hand at the Jones Beach Theater at the time of his death and had been employed in that capacity for more than 40 years by Local 340, which he once headed as its president. John enjoyed building and woodworking in his spare time, as well. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957. John was born Dec. 28, 1933, in New York City. He is survived by his children, Dr. John D. of Troy, Oakland County, Mich.; Steven E. of Lindenhurst, Suffolk County, N.Y., Nancy F. Daborowski of Wilmington, New Hanover County, N.C., and Robert K. of Babylon, Suffolk County, N.Y.; brothers Everett and George, both of Florida; and seven grandchildren. The Rev. William Feinberg of the Universalist Church of Bay Shore, N.Y., conducted memorial services at the Powell Funeral Home, 67 Broadway, Amityville, on Nov. 11.

MACY LOUISE PARMELEE 2000

Macy, infant daughter of Lewis [Lewis F., Frederick James, William Harry, Harry William, --?--] and Amy (Saglibene) Parmelee died Nov. 2, 2000. In addition to her parents, she is survived by sisters Madisen and Ashley, and brother Lewis; paternal grandparents Lewis of Massachusetts and Charlene of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.; maternal grandparents Ted and Ginger Saglibene of Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.Burial was at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads. Memorials may be sent to the neo-natal intensive care unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905.

ELIZABETH MAY (EADS) PARMLEY 1913-2000

Elizabeth, widow of Jiles [Thomas W., Thomas William, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Oct. 16, 2000, at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. She was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Eadsville, Wayne County, Ky., the daughter of Joel Stephen and Nealie (Parmley; Robert B., Aladdin, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John) Eads. She and Jiles were married in December 1938; he died in 1983. She was a member of the Rogers Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by daughter Mary Alta Tucker of Monticello; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were sister Marie Ramsey and brother Elbert. Burial was at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. Hoyt G. Hickey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

THOMAS PAUL PARMLEY 1934-2000

Tom [Vursel Paul, Luther "Lute," Braxton "Brack" Dick, James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Maytag worker and restaurateur, died Aug. 27, 2000, at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. He was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, the son of Vursel and Cecil (Messer) Parmley. He was a 1952 graduate of Grinnell High School. Tom and Ruth Preston were married in 1954. He was employed at the Maytag Co. in Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, and the Three Elms Restaurant in Grinnell. In 1966, he and Mary (Long) Butler were wed in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Ill. They lived in Grinnell and operated the Longhorn Restaurant. Later they moved to Montezuma, Poweshiek County, Iowa, and operated the Maid Rite and Tom and Mary's Restaurant. After he retired in the early '90s, they returned to Grinnell. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges and the Grinnell American Legion. Surviving are his wife; son Chris of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; daughters Lisa Parmley of Council Bluffs, and Valerie Leviton and Sylvia Parmley, both of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.; stepsons Brad*, Rick and Michael Butler, all of Grinnell, and Randy Butler of Walden, Orange County, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and sisters Mary Barker and Linda Parmley, both of Gilman, Marshall County, Iowa. He was preceded in death by brother Jack. Burial was at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom, Poweshiek County, Iowa. The Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

* In Mary's obit, he is Brad Parmley.

CODY T. PARMELEE 1991-2000

Cody [unplaced] of Shermans Dale, Perry County, Pa., died July 4, 2000, at Carlisle Hospital in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. He was born Aug. 17, 1991, and formerly lived in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y. Funeral arrangements were private.

HERMAN 'PETE' RAY PALMERLEE 1912-2000

Pete [Albert "Bert," Franklin DeWitt, William "Hank" Henry, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John] of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kan., died July 2, 2000, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. Pete was born Oct. 5, 1912, at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., where he attended school and later worked on a ranch. He served in the Army in World War II, in the African campaign. After his discharge, he lived in New York where he worked for the Welch's Grape Co. and married Margaret Ruth Boylan, daughter of Arthur Boylan, on June 29, 1944. They had four children: Teddy Ramos, Don A., Anna LaRuth and Ida Zelpha. On May 10, 1975, he married Maxine Sykes Tickle and they moved to Coffeyville where he worked for Re-Con Co. They also lived at Grand Lake, Okla. He was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 1022 of Coffeyville and the Disabled Veterans of Grove, Okla. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; Carolyn Lotter of Coffeyville; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Burial was at Coffeyville's Fairview Cemetery.

JEROME BROWN PARMLEY 1904-2000

Jerome [Braxton "Brack" Dick, James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died of congestive heart failure at his home in Grinnell, Poweshiek County, lowa. He was born Dec. 30, 1904, the son of Braxton "Brack" Dick and Sally Belle (Brown) Parmley, on the family farm outside Grinnell. He graduated from Rock Creek School No. 8, where he later became a director. As a young man, Jerome played semi-professional baseball, and built and sold battery-powered radios. He and Minnie Jantzen were married at Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, on June 9, 1926, and they farmed in the Rock Creek area. He went on to be a repairman for the Kellogg Telephone Co., and worked for Maytag in Newton, Miracle Recreation Equipment in Grinnell, and the DeKalb Seed Corn Processing plant. Jerome was a former member of the Victor Grange. He is survived by daughters Ruth Fleener and Marlene Parmley, both of Grinnell. He was preceded in death by his wife; brother Elmer; half-brothers Arthur, Samuel, Olen, Luther "Lute" and Charlie; and half-sisters Eliza Reed, Elizabeth Reed, Mallie Adkins, Dillie Parmley, Linda Adkins, Lucy Butler and Jennie Chase. Burial was at Grinnell's Hazelwood Cemetery.

MILDRED (MATHER) PARMLEY 1920-2000

Mildred, widow of Eugene [Alva James, , Albion True, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., died June 7, 2000, after a stroke. She was born Dec. 6, 1920, the daughter of Robert and Blanche Mather. Mildred worked in the attendance office at Highland High School for more than 30 years, and in her retirement years in a credit union office, a retirement home and a Campfire day care program. She was a musician and soprano soloist. Over the years she directed choirs at Monte Vista Christian Church and the Trinity & University Heights United Methodist Church for 25 years, retiring in 1989. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Patricia. She is survived by nephews, a niece and other relatives. She was buried at Fairview Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Faith Chapel, 1726 Girard Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 3905 Las Vegas Drive SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.

LAURA ANN (LECH) PARMALEE 1912-2000

Laura, the widow of William Howe [Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George Washington, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died June 4, 2000, in Glen Cove, Nassau County, N.Y. She was born Jan. 20, 1912, in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., the daughter of John and Anna (Szarcika) Leck of Poland, and lived in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., for 10 years. William died in 1984. They had at least four children: Laura Anne, John Francis, Joseph and Patricia Jane.

MICHAEL S. PARMELEE 1976-2000

Michael [Louis Ray, Louis Ray, Louis "Ray" Ray, George Washington, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] died at his Edison Road home in Osceola, St. Joseph County, Ind., on April 26, 2000. County Coroner Chuck Hurley is investigating the cause of death. Michael was born Dec. 13, 1976. He is survived by son Tyler of South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; mother and stepfather Carol (Kaiser) and Mike Fisher of Osceola; father and stepmother Louis and Glenda Parmelee of Tippecanoe County, Ind.; sister Dawn Trueblood of Niles, Berrien County, Mich.; and brothers Matthew at home and Chris of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind. Palmer Funeral Home of Osceola was in charge of arrangements.

RALPH LESLIE PARMELE 1925-2000

Ralph [Earl Calvin, Lyman Seth, Giles, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died March 25, 2000, at his home at Vienna, Johnson County, Ill. He was born Dec. 3, 1925, at Danvers Township., Mc Lean County, Ill., the son of Earl Calvin and Iris Noreen (Roberts) Parmele. He and Loulyn Davis, daughter of Boyd and Bessie (Kinsinger) Davis, were married Aug. 25, 1945, at Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Ill. Bailey Funeral Home of Vienna was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Gilead Cemetery, Simpson, White County, Ill.

HENRY W. PARMALEY 1907-2000

Henry [unplaced] a long-time resident of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., died March 23, 2000, at New Britain General Hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1907, at Plainville, Hartford County, Conn. He was employed at Macristy Industries in New Britain for more than 10 years before retiring in 1975, and was a member of Stanley Memorial Church in New Britain. Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Olive (Stockman) Parmaley. He is survived by son Donald of Ramona, San Diego County, Calif.; daughter Sandra Dabkowski of Wheaton, Montgomery County, Md.; stepdaughter Eleanor Roether of New Britain; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial will was be at Plainville's West Cemetery. Carlson Funeral Home of New Britain was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to Stanley Memorial Church, 639 East St., New Britain, CT 06051.

HELEN JEANETTE (PARMLEY) WALKER 1938-2000

Helen [Roy F., Henry Claude, Parish Giles, Giles, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a housekeeper for the Stanislaus County Hospitals, died March 11, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, Stanislaus County, Calif. She lived in Modesto and Turlock, Stanislaus County, Calif., for 25 years. Helen was born June 17, 1938, in Oklahoma, the daughter of Roy F. and Lela M. Parmley. She belonged to the Davis Park Church of Christ. She is survived by son Christopher Allen Walker of Turlock; daughter Cynthia Bolker of Modesto; brothers Jack of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., and Jim of Wisconsin; sisters Millie Fondren of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., and Jenny McGuire of Rochester, Thurston County, Wash.; and one grandchild. Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park in Ceres, Stanislaus County, Calif. Remembrances may be made to the Davis Park Church of Christ, 901 Rumble Road, Modesto CA 95350.

DOLORES MARIE (COFFEE) DU BOIS PARMELE 1934-2000

Dolores, wife of Robert [unplaced] and a retired JC Penney sales clerk, died March 5 at Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan. She was born Aug. 8, 1934, at Great Bend, Barton County, Ind., the daughter of Rice Ernest and Verda Jewel (Gentry) Coffee. Dolores and Robert were married Jan. 8, 1993. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband; son Craig DuBois of Wichita; daughter Jeanamarie Schuster of Park City, Sedgwick County, Kan.; brother DeVerna Coffee of Coolidge, Pinal County, Ariz.; sisters Carmetta Lollar of Derby, Sedgwick County, Kan., Helen Walker of Colfax, Opal Wehnes of Yucapia, San Bernardino County, Calif., and Yvonne Sherwood of Los Alamitos, Orange County, Calif. Burial was at Derby's El Paso Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Hospice Inc., in care of the Smith Mortuary in Derby.

ROBERT RAYMOND EMERSON 1927-2000

Robert, husband of Esther Parmelee [unplaced], died Feb 21, 2000, at his home in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He was born June 3, 1927 in Salt Lake City to Ralph M. and Lelia (Raymond) Emerson and was married to Esther on Nov. 4, 1950, in Salt Lake City. He was a member and served a term as president of the Utah Water Pollution Control Assn.; a member of American Public Works Assn., Utah Chapter; and other associations. He was graduated from the University of Utah, College of Engineering in 1951. and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from Templeton, Linke & Associates, Consulting Engineers and was a member of the Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his widow; daughters Mary Louine Bozich, Julie Ann Skidmore and Ellen Jane Emerson; sister Nancy Pitkin; and four grandsons. Evans & Early Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

ROY F. PARMLEY 1934-2000

Roy [Henry Claude, Parish Giles, Giles, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a mechanic, died Feb. 21, 2000, at his home in Ceres, Stanislaus County, Calif. He was born Jan. 10, 1934, at Duncan, Stephens County, Okla., and lived in Ceres for 34 years. He was a worked as s civil service mechanic at Castle Air Force Base, Atwater, near Atwater, Merced County, Calif., for 25 years. He was an Army veteran. He is survived by wife Patricia "Patty" of Ceres; sons William L. and Jack Ray, both of Ceres; daughter Brenda Lawrence of Ceres; brothers Jack of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., and Jim of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wis.; sisters Millie Fondren of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., Helen Walker of Turlock, Stanislaus County, Calif., and Jenny McGuire of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash.; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at Ceres Memorial Park. The Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs in Modesto was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way #115, Sacramento CA 95815; or the Arthritis Foundation, Northern California Chapter, 3040 Explorer Drive #1, Sacramento CA 95827.

JAMES KENNETH PARMLEY 1928-2000

James [James Edward, William Giles, Henson Greenland, Aladdin "Berg," John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Feb. 7, 2000. He was born Jan. 28, 1928. He worked at the Police Department in Birmingham, Ala., and as a U.S. Treasury Department Special Investigator. James had an LLB degree from LaSalle University. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine, a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Fay (Olson), of Tuscaloosa; daughter Sharon McCluskey of Tuscaloosa; son Patrick of Pensacola; sister Ruth Ramsey of Gardendale, Ala.; brother Glenn of Pleasant Grove, Ala.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to Hospice of West Alabama or the American Cancer Society.

CYLDE OLA (PARMELLY) CROSS 1923-2000

Clyde [Henry "Grady" Grady, William Asbury, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, died Feb. 6, 2000, following a brief illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, at Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. She was reared and educated in Abilene. She attended McMurry University and then Texas Tech University, receiving a degree in home economics. She taught at Midland High School. She and John E. Cross met in Midland and were married in September, 1951, in Abilene. They made their home in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, and Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, prior to returning to Midland in 1960. Clyde was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church, where she was active in the Fellowship Sunday School Class, the Banner Committee and assisted in weddings. She was a member of MSUW, DAR, DRT, Women's Club, and Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 29, 1998; and a brother, Wade, of Abilene, in July, 1991.

ALAN S. PARMELEE 1924-2000

Alan [Harold Ray, William Josiah, Josiah Pierson, Alfred, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn., died Jan. 15, 2000, at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart, Martin County, Fla. He was born Feb. 28, 1924, to Harold Ray and Eleanor (Abrams) Parmelee in Middletown. He attended Pratt Institute and was in the U.S. Army. He was the founder, owner and operator of Indian Springs Golf Club in Middlefield. Alan was a member of the B.P.O.E. No. 35 in Meriden, piloted his own Cessna airplane for many years and wintered in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Jane (Beardow), son John S. of Moodus, Middlesex County, Conn.; daughter Jennifer M.P. Huddleston of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; brother Robert of Middlefield; sister Jean White of Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass.; and a granddaughter. Services were at Doolittle Funeral Home in Middletown with the Rev. Dale Azevedo of the Middlefield Federated Church officiating. Burial was at Middlefield Cemetery. The family welcomes donations for trees to be planted in his memory at Indian Springs Golf Club.

HESTER M. (PARMELEE) BEAL 1913-2000

Hester [Frank, Luther Hart, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John] of Kent, Portage County, Ohio, died Jan. 14, 2000, at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio. She was born March 23, 1913, in Kent and graduated from Kent Roosevelt High School. Survivors include her son, James R. Beal of Kent and two grandchildren. Her husband, Gerald R., died in 1998. She was buried at the family plot at Kent's Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Memorial Hospital Foundation-Visiting Nurse, P.O. Box 1204, Ravenna, Ohio 44266-1204, or to Meals on Wheels. [Hester was my grandmother's youngest sister.--jw]

CHARLES SERGEANT PARMELE 1907-2000

Charles [Harry Dillon, Henry William, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Jan. 4, 2000, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa He was born in Scott County on Dec. 30, 1907, son of Harry Dillon and Lilie Maybelle (Sergeant) Parmele. He and Edna Lucille Bridenstine were married June 17, 1944, in Davenport. Charles was president of the Scott County Farm Bureau, on the Eldridge Co-op board, a Republican Party precinct committeeman and on the Bettendorf Museum board. He was also a member of the Bettendorf Rotary Club, the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, served on the Regional Air Pollution Control board advisory committee and on the advisory committee to the Northeast Iowa Pollution Control board. He was also instrumental in annexing the Davenport Township subdistricts into the current Davenport & Bettendorf community school districts. He was instrumental in beginning Scott County Crime Stoppers and was on the Advisory board of the Scott County Jail. He was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Davenport. He is survived by his wife; daughter Margaret; son Ronald; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Robert. A brother Fenton died in 1977.