DEATHS 2015-

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Sherry [Earle Lindsley, George Horace, Horace Dudley, Jonathan, Jonathan, william, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a longtime resident of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., and a World War II Navy veteran, died March 4, 2016, at his home. He worked as a real estate developer and owned his own real estate company, County Inc. Sherry enjoyed boating, fishing, clamming, lobstering, the outdoors, the wildwoods and Indian Cove. He is survived by his wife, the former Cynthia Stowell; son Scott; daughter Kristin; and grandchildren Stephanie Stoetzer, and Westin and Dana Parmelee. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Janice Rollins; son Steven E.; and brother G. Kendall. Burial with military honors took place at Guilford's Alderbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, friend, or walk in the woods for a moment, an hour or a day with them.


Lucille, widow of Richard [Forest Dale, Frederick Luman, James Edwin, Luman H., --?--], died peacefully at her home in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Mich., on Jan. 30, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 11, 1923, the daughter of Herman and Cecile (Berquist) Capelle. Lucille lived in Battle Creek her entire life. She and Richard were married July 31, 1949; he preceded her in death in 1986. Lucille was employed by the Kellogg Co. for 13 years, and also worked part time for Cricket Publishing, Robinson's Department Store, and Herpelsheimer's. She spent her retirement years caring for her grandchildren and volunteering for her church, the Seventh Day Adventist Tabernacle. She is survived by daughter Cheryle Moberley, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek. Memorial contributions be made to the Battle Creek Academy in lieu of flowers.



Hilda, widow of Edward T. [Ernest, James, --?--], died Nov. 26, 2015, at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Facility in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., at the age of 100. She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Venice, Cayuga County, N.Y., the daughter of Bert and Lucy (Green) Clark, and resided in Cayuga County for most of her life. She and Edward operated a family farm in earlier years. Hilda afterward owned and operated the former Triangle Restaurant in King Ferry, Cayuga County, N.Y., from 1960-85. She was a former member of the Venice Baptist Church, and enjoyed paper-hanging and crocheting. Among her survivors are son Dale C. Parmley of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y.; daughters Donna L. Marshall of Penn Yan, and Vivian Geiger of Lansing, Tomkins County, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by daughter Shirley Marshall and brother Ivan Clark. Burial was at East Venice Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Shurtleff Funeral Home of Genoa. Donations may be made to the United Church of Genoa.


Jean, a resident of Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., and widow of David Freeland [Gale Freeland, Freeland "Fred" E., Nathaniel Blanchard, John Orcutt, Hezekiah, Simeon, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Nov. 25, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Florence, Florence County, Wis. She was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Kingsford, Dickinson County, Mich., the daughter of John and Lillie Peterson. Jean graduated from Kingsford High School and attended Dundon's Actual Business College in Iron Mountain and the University of Kansas at Emporia. She and David were married Dec. 4, 1943, in Norman, Cleveland County, Okla. His career as a professor and passion for ornithology gave them the opportunity to live in many places, including the University of Kansas, University of Minnesota, and Las Vegas. They enjoyed traveling to the Arctic and North Pole, and Antarctica, as well as 30 countries. Among her survivors are daughter Helen Bruzzone of San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif.; and sister Lois Derrick of Eagle River, Vilas County, Wis. She was preceded in death by sister Evelyn Lynch and brothers Kenneth and Marvin Peterson. Burial was at Cemetery Park. Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain was in charge of with the arrangements.


Charlie [Dexter. Jefferson, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Nov. 3, 2015, at the Jean Waddle Care Unit of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. He was born Sept, 22, 1922, in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., to Dexter and Celia Elizabeth (Slagle) Parmley. Charlie served in the South Pacific during WWII aboard the Navy's USS LST-605 and USS Mifflin (APA-207). He and Patricia F. Rouse were married Dec. 30, 1950. In 1988, he retired from the defense division of Brunswick Corp. (now General Dynamics) in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., where he worked as a quality control engineer on projects related to aerospace and defense. He and his wife then returned to Kentucky where he enjoyed many hours in his woodworking shop. In addition to his widow, he is survived by daughter Christina Briggs of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich.; son Charles Jr. of Elkhorn, Douglas County, Neb.; grandsons Ashton, Preston and Colton Parmley, all of Elkhorn; and sister Maysie Weaver of Nancy, Pulaski County, Ky. Charlie was preceded in death by brother Hershel "Odie" and sisters Stella Parmley, Ella Mae Risner and Marge Gahimer. The Somerset Undertaking Co. and Crematory in Somerset was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy.


Sherry, a resident of Palmetto, Manatee County, Fla., and wife of Douglas Richard [Stuart Leslie, Harold Burton, Burton Munroy, Munroy D., Harvey Harry, Asaph, Asaph, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], died Sept. 22, 2015, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Manatee County, Fla. She was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Robert Lee Bussinger Jr. and Eileen Patricia Verna, and stepfather Luigi J. Verna. She and Douglas were married for 52 years. Sherry was a former employee of the Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools and retired from the Manatee County (Fla.) School System in 2007. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Libertytown (Md.) Fire Department, and was an honorably discharged veteran from the Air Force. Sherry enjoyed crafts, crocheting, painting, cooking, spending time at the beach, cruising, and spending time with her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son David of Libertytown, Frederick County, Md.; daughters April L. Welsh of Libertytown, and Susan M. Llewellyn of Thurmont, Frederick County, Md.; six grandchildren; brother Nick; and sisters Cindy and Jeannie. Burial was in the Garden of Veterans II at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick. Donations may be made in care of Douglas Parmelee, at 229 SW 43rd St., Cape Coral, FL 33914, for her grandchildren's continuing education.


Janine, wife of Luther "Luke" Hart IV [Luther Hart, Frank Hart, Luther Hart, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John], died June 17, 2015, at her home in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. She was born March 20, 1960, the daughter of Frank and Betsy (Moakley) Nichols, in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. In addition to her husband of 29 years, she is survived by son Luther "Luke" Hart Parmelee V; and siblings Dori Hosey, Arme Hill, Camilla Irvin, Frank Nichols and Heather Brock. The Schoedinger Worthington Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Union Cemetery.


Myrtie [Lewis Bennie, Martin O.*], a homemaker and resident of Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., died May 11, 2015, at Cumberland County Hospital. Myrtie was born March 7, 1920, in Cumberland County, the daughter Garfield and Lovie (Elliott) Parmley. She was a member of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Her survivors include daughters Ochia Anders and Sheryl Parmley both of Burkesville, and Venetta Parmley of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; son Weldon Parmley of Burkesville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Burkesville Cemetery. The Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home of Burkesville was in charge of arrangements.

* In the 1870 census, Martin was a black 12-year-old domestic living with the white Lewis Parmley family [Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John].


Phyllis, widow of Thomas Clay [James Alfred, James Clay, William Irvin, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died April 28, 2015. She was born Aug. 21, 1920, the oldest child of Richard Begell and Anna (Carstens) Begell in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. On a bus trip from Ohio to California, Phyllis met a returning World War II soldier named Thomas Parmley. After a five-month long-distance courtship, they were married in February 1948 and spent the next 56 years together. During Tom’s 26 years in the U.S. Army, they moved almost every year from one post to another while raising eight children. The family also spent eight years in Europe and visited many countries there. When Tom retired in 1970 in Arizona, Phyllis finally got to settle down into a home of her own in Sierra Vista, Cochise County, where the couple spent their remaining years. As their children left the nest, Phyllis began work on her other family -- her ancestors. Phyllis helped found the Apache Genealogical Society, was a family history teacher, and located thousands of relatives. After 20 years of research she published a book in 1988 about her family, "LaBar Patchworks." Phyllis cared for her mother the last years of life, then later did the same for her husband. Phyllis also was preceded in death by her twin, Louise Begell; brother Richard Begell; and daughter Nelva Melochick. She is survived by sons Joseph, Vernon, Howard, Grantland, and twins Matthew and Benjamin; daughter Martha Fenn; 28 grandchildren; more than 30 great-grandchildren; and brother Richard Begell. Burial was at Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista.. Arrangements were handled by Hatfield Funeral Home.


Stanley [Celia Agnes Overstreet, Lewis Bennie, Martin O.*], a U.S. Army veteran and resident of Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., died March 8, 2015, at Cumberland County Hospital. He was born March 15, 1953, in Cumberland County, the son of Elmore Rowe and Celia Parmley. His survivors include daughter Jammie Gray of Burkesville; stepdaughter Rachel Pace of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; brothers Marce and David Parmley, both of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky.; sisters Hazel Parmley of Louisville, and Margenia Hatfield of Indianapolis; half-brother Farmer Rowe of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky.; and half-sisters Barbara Anders, Edna Jewell Rowe, and Lou Ella Parrish, all of Burkesville. He was preceded in death by brothers Jimmie, C.W. and Al Preston Parmley; half-brothers Mann, Will and John Rowe; sisters Rosalyn and Celia Mae Parmley; half-sisters Julia Jones, Minnie Carey, Annie Lee Alexander and Sarah Duncan; and special friend Linda Pace. Burial was at Beech Grove Cemetery in Waterview, Cumberland County, Ky. The Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

* In the 1870 census, Martin was a black 12-year-old domestic living with the white Lewis Parmley family [Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John].


Wilma, wife of Andrew [Roscoe Samuel, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Feb. 15, 2015, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. She was born June 14, 1943, in Monticello, the daughter of Narvel Allen and Dosha (Morrow) Reynolds. In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by sons Stewart of Knoxville, Knox County, Tenn., and Jeff and Ross of Monticello; daughters Winona Griggs, and Hazel and Caitlin Parmley, all of Monticello; brothers Glenn of Rushville, Rush County, Ind., Lucian of Nancy, Pulaski County, Ky., and Don of Monticello; sisters Ina Ruth Gosney of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ind., and Radie Pendleton of Monticello; 12 grandchildren including Jacob, Aaron, Chelsea, Isaiah, Blake, Kyra, and Mylee Parmley; four great-grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by siblings Pearlie Logston, Owen Reynolds, Winnie Shepherd, Velma Smith, and twins Lester “Tom” and Willis Reynolds; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Parnell Methodist Church Cemetery. The Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in Monticello was in charge of arrangements.


Floyd [Laddon, James, Robert, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a man of many careers, died Feb. 5, 2015, at Parkland Health Center in Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Mo.. He was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., the son of Ladden and Laura (Morgan) Parmley. Floyd grew up in Potosi and St. Louis, and lived in Farmington, St. Francois County, Mo. He worked for a lighting company in St. Louis; as a city maintenance worker in DeSoto, Jefferson County, Mo.; as a highway worker for the Washington County Highway Department; and as a groundskeeper for the North County School District. His true passion was preaching the word of God in brush arbors and tent revivals; he also loved to play the guitar and sing gospel music. In his spare time Floyd enjoyed watching his grandchildren play ball, barbecuing burgers and going to hot dog roasts. Survivors include sons David, Danny, Dennis and Steve; grandchildren Derek, Shawna, Kelsi, Dyllon, Alexis and Nathaniel; great-granddaughter Cheyenne; sister Grace Green; and brother Luther. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Kathleen" (Holmes) Parmley; brothers James, Raymond and Robert; and sisters Elizabeth Bunch, Mary Wright, Bertha Patterson and Barbara Koskecki. Floyd's son David officiated at the memorial service; burial followed at Libertyville Christian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Camelot Nursing and Rehab Activity Christmas Fund.


Betty, widow of Roy E. [Clarence George, Willis E., Perry Lewis, Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], died Jan. 24, 2015. She was born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., on Oct. 9, 1921. She and Roy met in Washington, D.C., and were married in 1947. He was in the Navy for 20 years and died in 1983. They retired in Silver Lakes, San Bernardino County, Calif., and were among the first property owners. Parmelee Field was named in honor of Roy. Betty is survived by daughter-in-law Simone Meeker and her husband Tobias, and their son Matthew from Silver Lakes; nieces Carol Smith and Louise Sanzenbacher; sister Carol "Peggy" Baker and her sons Michael and William Baker. Many thanks to her friend Bruce Lamson who cared for her during her long Illness. Betty was also preceded in death by son Clifford.

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