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Burton [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John], the owner of a plumbing business and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 10, 2005, at Middlesex Hospital at Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. He was born Sept. 28, 1922, at Middletown, the son of Willis and Esther (Clark) Parmelee. He resided in Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., and Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Fla. Before his retirement, he was the proprietor of Parmelee Plumbing and Heating. He was a former selectman of Durham, was active with the Durham Fair Assn., and was a volunteer firefighter for 38 years. He was a member of the Antique Veterans, the VFW, the 60 Plus Club and the Golden Circle Club of Notre Dame. He is survived by wife Lucille (Doherty); sons Joel of Randolph Center, Orange County, Vt., Jeffrey of Durham, and Donald of St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vt.; daughters Judith Sleath of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., Nancy Sleath of Durham, Janice Borden of Cranfills Gap, Bosque County, Texas, and Brenda Parmelee of Durham; brother John of Durham; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Five brothers and a sister died previously. He was buried in the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown. The Biega Funeral Home of Middletown was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to the Durham Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 207, Durham, CT 06422; to the Durham Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Durham, CT 06422; or to Notre Dame Church 50th Anniversary Fund, 272 Main St., Durham, CT 06422.


Carleen, widow of David Burtis Parmelee [David Valentine, Frank Ward, David Kirtland, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] and a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., died Nov. 22, 2005. She was born April 8, 1917, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nicholson. Among her survivors are son Jim Mashore and daughter Sue Lynn Duncan. Burial was at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City.


Real estate developer Charlie [Charles Arthur, Charles Dwight, Charles B., Asahel, Charles, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Sept. 1, 2005, at his home in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. He developed Loch Lomond community and marina in 1952. An avid boat man, Charlie loved the San Francisco Bay and the Hawaiian Islands; he was a former member of the Meadow, Olympic and St. Francis Yacht clubs. He was born May 4, 1921, in San Francisco, San Francisco County, Calif., and was a 1938 graduate of Lowell High School where he shined as a basketball player and was president of the National Honor Society. Charlie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Alma; son Charles Jr. of San Anselmo, Marin County, Calif.; daughters Gail Jarach of San Rafael, Marin County, Calif., and Linda Parmelee of Maryland; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister Marion Carlson of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. His brother, Lloyd, of Ross, Marin County, Calif., preceded him in death. Donations may be made to Hospice of Marin.


Daniel [Daniel A., David H., Silas, Augustus, Truman, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John] died at his home in Poulsbo, Kitsap County, Wash., on July 10, 2005. He was born Jan. 7, 1923, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., to Daniel A. and Mary M. (Tye) Parmley. Daniel enlisted in the Army Air Force and served 25 years, retiring from the Air Force in 1968. He served during World War II in Burma, India and China. Daniel enjoyed playing bingo, volunteering at St. Olaf's Catholic Church, animals and loved to travel. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Daniel is survived by daughters Ralpha Reavis and Daniela Parmley and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Maria and twin David C., who died in 2003. Visitation and services were at Stone Chapel; burial was at Cherry Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to St. Olaf's Catholic Church.


David [Charles Lester, Lester Dea, Myron Bryan, Richard Franklin, Dennis A., Lemuel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died April 30, 2005, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Polk County, Iowa. He was born Oct. 3, 1942, the son of Charles and Ethel Marie (Blay) Parmley, in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa. David was raised in the Brayton, Audubon County, Iowa, area and graduated from Exira High School with the Class of 1961, and then was employed at the Exira Feed Service. He and Margaret Ann Hansen were married at Brayton Lutheran Church in 1963. He worked for the Exira Feed Service and the Valley 66 Oil Co., then purchased a farm south of Exira, Audubon County, Iowa, in 1971. In 1993, they sold the farm and moved into Exira and David worked for Schafer Systems in Adair and for Roger Nelson, doing field work for the past several years. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery near Brayton. In addition to his widow, he is survived by son Clark and daughter Renee.


Dee, widow of Warren Owen Parmelee [Harold Oren, Perry Lewis, Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John] and a resident of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., died Feb. 24, 2005. She was born Oct. 21, 1932, and married Warren in 1962. A funeral Mass was said at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.


Donald [George Henry, Zeno Miller, Henry W., Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died Aug. 27, 2005, at Altercare of Wadsworth after a brief illness. He was born April 21, 1906, at Wadsworth, the son of George and Maude (Rasor) Parmelee. Donald was married to Irene T. Hall, daughter of Harry and Elsie (Snyder) Hall, on Nov. 1, 1930, at Wadsworth. She died in 2001.


Dorothy, widow of James Marcus Parmelee [Sylvester Harry, James Marcus, Sylvester Freeman, Alexander "Freeman," Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], died April 30, 2005, at Sweet Brook Care Centers in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Mass., where she had resided since December 2000. Born in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., on Dec. 17, 1913, the daughter of Orville and Lottie (Fitzroy) Harrington, she attended Pittsfield schools. A longtime Berkshire County resident, she lived in the towns of Adams and Florida. Dorothy was employed for five years in the housekeeping department at North Adams Regional Hospital. Husband James, whom she married in 1987, died in 1988.


Hazel, the widow of George Henry Parmelee [William Harry, Harry William, Jasper Ward, Timothy, Bryan, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] and a resident of Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y., died Aug. 5, 2005. She was born July 26, 1912, at Franklin Forts, Susquehanna County, Pa., the daughter of John and Anna Belle (Colewell) Wilmot. She and George were married in Great Bend, Susquehanna County, Pa., in 1926; he died in 1997. They were members of the West Windsor Baptist Church in Broome County, N.Y., for more than 50 years, where she taught Sunday school. They were also members of the Open Bible Church in Orange City, Volusia County, Fla., where they lived for many years. One of her favorite sayings was: "It doesn't cost anything to be kind." Edith is survived by daughters Helen Maginley and Joan Doolittle; and numerous grand-, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by son George H.; daughters Paulette B. and Victoria A.; and grandsons Gene and Billy. Burial was at Binghamton's Mountain View Cemetery. The William R. Chase & Son Funeral Home of Windsor was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Assn., 59 Court St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13901; Meals on Wheels of Western Broome County, 705 W. Main St., Endicott, N.Y. 13760; or Lourdes at Home Program, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905.


Elwood [Ernest, James, --?--], a lifelong resident of the Venice, Cayuga County, N.Y., area, died Dec. 1, 2005. He was born in Venice on May 17, 1916, son of Ernest and Lena (Teeter) Parmley. He owned and operated various businesses, most notably the Happy Cooking LP Gas Co. and the Triangle Restaurant. He later retired from the town highway department, where he served as road supervisor. Elwood served in the Army in World War II and also was a member of Scipio Baptist Church. Among his survivors are his wife of 66 years, Ruth; son Fay; his daughter Joyce Chamberlain; brother Howard; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Elwood was predeceased by brother Edward; sister Dorothy Byron; and grandson Fay “Petey” Parmley Jr. Burial was at East Venice Cemetery. The Shurtleff Funeral Home of Genoa handled arrangements. Contributions may be made to Scipio Baptist Church, PO Box 10, Union Springs, NY 13160, in memory of Elwood.


Esther, widow of James Hilton Parmelly [Ford John, John Edward, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died March 12, 2005, at Parks Methodist Retirement Village in her longtime hometown of Odessa, Texas. She was born Jan. 2, 1918, to Alvin and Antonia (Wilke) Liebscher in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas. Esther graduated from high school in Houston, Harris County, Texas, in 1936, and worked there as a secretary until and Jim were married she married in 1938. Jim was an electrical engineer employed in Houston by the Humble Oil & Refining Co. (now ExxonMobil), and he received a temporary six-month assignment to work at various company locations in West Texas and the Panhandle. The assignment was extended, and in 1940, they were transferred from Pampa, Gray County, Texas, to Odessa, Ector County, Texas, where they lived from that time except for a short two-year period in the late 1950s, when they lived in McCamey, Upton County, Texas. Esther and Jim were longtime members of the 1st United Methodist Church of Odessa and were active members of the Couples Class. They were avid supporters of Odessa High School football, attending every game of the 1946 and '47 seasons, including the state championship game won by the Broncos. They also attended all of the 1953 playoff games when Odessa lost in the state championship game in Houston. They also became avid Permian supporters, being season ticket holders to the Panther games. Esther was a Cub Scout den mother for several years, and a volunteer for many charitable activities. She loved gardening and working in her yard, and was a friend of many species, including the errant turtles she would find wandering about and put in her back yard. She regularly fed the birds in her neighborhood and hundreds would gather about dusk each evening on the telephone wires awaiting their feeding. She seemed to always have a stray cat wander up to the house, and would feed and befriend them. She was particularly fond of and loved her Boston terriers, always having one or two about the house for decades, and breeding them on several occasions. Among her survivors are son Donald of Odessa; brother Charles Liebscher of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; grandsons Jay Mitchell of Osan Air Force Base, South Korea, John Mitchell of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, N.M., Joe Mitchell of Enterprise, Coffee County, Ala., and Brian Parmelly of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made in Esther's name to the Parks Methodist Retirement Center or the 1st United Methodist Church of Odessa. Burial was at Odessa's Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were made by the Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa.


Faith [George "William" William, William Henry B., Matthew, Samuel, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime homemaker and a resident of Eugene, Lane County, Ore., died Jan. 10, 2005. She was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Makanda, Jackson County, Ill., to William and Chlola (Rowan) Parmly. She and Gust Reichenberger were married in Minot, Ward County, N.D., in 1931; he died in 1972. Faith worked at canneries in Salem, Marion County, Ore., and enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles and watching baseball. She moved from Salem to Eugene in 1994. Her survivors include son Ronald of Eugene; sister Mildred Sanborn of Colorado; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Daughter Shirley Reichenberger died in 1931. Services were at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Burial was at Salem's City View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Assn.


Flora [unplaced] died Oct. 3, 2005. She was born April 6, 1914, the daughter of Bruce and Etta (Robison) Paxton, and attended Whitehead School and Lauderdale County (Ala.) High School where she played guard on the state champion Lady Tigers basketball team. "We didn't let anybody beat us," she was fond of saying. Flora attended Florence State Teachers College and Larimore Business College, and worked for and retired from the Department of the Navy at the Pentagon. She was a talented pianist and also played the organ. She was preceded in death by brothers Joe Cephus and Willie J. Paxton, and sister-in-law Dorothy Paxton. She is survived by a nephew, nieces, and great-nephews. Burial was at Barnett Cemetery in Lexington, Lauderdale County, Ala. Elkins East Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jerry [E. Clark, H. Egbert, James C., Rufus H., Henry K., Henry, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a lifelong resident of Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., died Nov. 8, 2005. He was born Nov. 8, 2005, the son of E. Clark and Isabelle (Hopkins) Parmelee. He was a retired dispatcher for the Sheriff's Department and previously was the village police and fire dispatcher in Elmira Heights, Chemung County, N.Y. He also worked for the Long Milk Haulers of Penn Yan. He was a member of local Moose Club, the local Fire Department Hydrant Hose Company, captain of the local Fire Police Assn. and president of the county Fire Police Assn. Jerry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lenny; his mother; and children Jeff of Florida, Penny Grillo of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., Tresa Hammond of Penn Yan, Tim of Albany, Albany County, N.Y., Jenifer Geinitz of Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., and Joy Burnett of Penn Yan; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (Parmelee) Drew of Dresden, Washington County N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Burial was at Penn Yan's Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Penn Yan Fire Department or to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab.


Grace [Francis Henry, Thomas Lemuel, Henry W., Ezriah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a nurse and lifelong resident of Newark, Licking County, Ohio, died March 22, 2005, at Paramount Senior Living. She was born July 24, 1917, the daughter of Francis Henry and Anna Kitto (Bawden) Parmelee. Grace was a 1935 graduate of Newark High School and a 1939 graduate of the White Cross Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at hospitals in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., and Honolulu, Hawaii. She also worked for the American Red Cross from which she was drafted into the Army Nurse Corps at the outbreak of World War II, and served as a second lieutenant at Wheeler Field, Hawaii. She and William L. Wheeler were married in 1946; he died in 2004. Grace was a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church, a member and past president of the United Methodist Women, a member of the Sarah Circle, docent and member of the Licking County Historical Society, a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile and was a lifelong blood donor. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Licking County Chapter No. 551 and Beta Sigma Phi. She loved to cook, sew and tend to her flowers. Her survivors include son Donald de Tenley of Durham, Durham County, N.C.; daughter Parmelee "Pam" Wheeler of Newark; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brothers Frank and George; and sisters Mary E. Jeffers and Ada P. Ackerman. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Historical Society or Hospice of Central Ohio.

JAMES B. PARMLEY 1926-2005

James [Laddon, James, Robert, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a carpenter, died Oct. 4, 2005, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center, Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., just five days after his wife, Junie Francis (Laird). He served in the Army at the end of World War II. James was born April 8, 1926, at Potosi, Washington County, Mo. He is survived by sons James of De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., Jackie of Winegarten, Mo., Jay Michael of Lemay, St. Louis County, Mo., and Jeffrey of De Soto; brothers Luther of St. Louis and Floyd of Irondale, Washington County, Mo.; sisters Elizabeth Bunch of Potosi, Gracey Green of St. Louis, Mary Wright of St. Louis and Bertha Lee Patterson of Cuba, Crawford County, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife; brothers Raymond and Robert; and sister Barbara Koskecki. He was buried at National Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks. The Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto was in charge of arrangements.


James [Eric, Oliver, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] was found dead in his home outside Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., with a single shotgun wound to the chest on Oct. 18, 2005. His wife, Amy (Marcum), called for help that morning upon returning home from her overnight shift at work to find him dead in the back bedroom of their mobile home. "There was blood on the door," she said, "and I opened the door and there was more blood everywhere." She said that it looked like there had been a struggle in the living room. The week before he died, she said, two men came to their home demanding to see him and threatening her and her husband, who was not home. Sheriff James L. Hill said James' death is being treated as a homicide. James was born June 14, 1977, in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., the son of the late Eric Parmley and Judy (Brummett) Parmley Dunnagan. In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers Eric and Michael, both of Monticello; sisters Kimberly Thompson, Marsha Phipps and Misty Daniels, all of Monticello, and Melinda Burnett of Bowling Green, Warren County, Ky. Burial was at Parnell's Methodist Church Cemetery. The Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jackie, wife of Henry "Gene" E. Parmley [unplaced] and a keypunch operator for Owens-Illinois Glass, died Oct. 16, 2005, at her home in Alton, Madison County, Ill. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Mo., to the Jesse and Marcella (Lowes) Sones. She and Gene were married in Hartford, Madison County, Ill., in 1954. He survives. She was a member of the Hartford Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Laurie Ann Parmley of Alton; grandson Justin Parmley of Alton; great-grandchildren Jesse and Kyle Parmley; brothers Jesse Jr. and Richard Sones, both of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill, and Ronald Sones of Steelville, Crawford County, Mo. Burial was at New Bethlehem Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Hartford Baptist Church or the Alton 5A’s. Marks Mortuary in Wood River, was in charge of arrangements.


Jeraldean [unplaced] died March 31, 2005, in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., after a long illness. She was born Sept. 5, 1946, in Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, and lived in Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, before moving west.

NORFLEET SR. 1911-2005

"Gene," widower of Thelma Sallee Parmley [Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Aug. 27, 2005, at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn. He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on Nov. 7, 1911, son of Joseph and Hattie (Kennett) Norfleet. He and Thelma were married in 1938; she preceded him in death last year. They owned and operated retail businesses in Monticello, Wayne County Ky., Rockwood, Roane County, Tenn., and Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. before moving to Cleveland in 1957 and opening the One-Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners. They also owned other dry-cleaning establishments in Cleveland and Maryville, Blount County, Tenn. and Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga. They sold their business and retired in 1998. Gene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, a 32nd-degree, lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a charter member of the Cleveland Hunting Rifle and Pistol Club and was a long-time officer of the Cleveland Skeet Club. He is survived by son Jesse Eugene Norfleet Jr. of Cleveland; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister Alma Norfleet. Burial was at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. The Jim Rush and Hoyt G. Hickey & Son funeral homes were in charge of arrangements.


John [John Henry, William Giles, Henson Greenland, Aladdin "Burg," John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., died July 17, 2005. John was born Dec. 13, 1939, the son of John and Argie V. (Hall) Parmley. He retired from NAPA Echlin, an aftermarket auto parts store, with 35 years of service and was a former deacon at Taft St. Baptist Church in Hollywood, Broward County, Fla. In addition to his mother, he is survived by sons Mark and Paul; daughter Candace Sellers; sister Tabbie Arnold; nine grandchildren; and special friend Corean Edwards. Burial was at Highland Memorial Gardens in Bessemer. Donations may be made in his name to the Gideon Society. Peoples Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Josephine, widow of Frederick Willis Parmelee [Clarence Frederick, Frederick Henry, Phineas, James, Phineas, Isaac, Isaac, John, John] and a long-time resident of Norwich, New London County, Conn., died July 26, 2005, at Harrington Court in Colchester, New London County, Conn. She was born Jan. 14, 1917, and was married to Frederick on April 29, 1939, at Devine Providence Church in Norwich. He died Aug. 25, 1998, at Norwich.


Junie, a certified nursing home nurse's aide and wife of James B. Parmley [Laddon, James, Robert, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Sept. 29, 2005, at Ste. Genevieve Care Center, Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. Junie, the daughter of Lester and Dora (Turnbough) Laird, was born Jan. 6, 1931, at Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Mo. She is survived by sons James of De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., Jackie of Winegarten, Mo., Jay Michael of Lemay, St. Louis County, Mo., and Jeffrey of De Soto.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Herschel and Herman Laird, and sisters Gladys Waller, Mae Wiggins-Taylor, Rosalie Skiles-Little and Amanda Laird. The Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto was in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth [Harold Oren, Perry Lewis, Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a longtime employee for the Southern Pacific Railroad, died Aug. 30, 2005, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Natrona County, Wyo., after a brief illness. He was born March 6, 1925, in Tulare, Tulare County, Calif. (another source says Sanger, Fresno County, Calif.), the son of Harold and Edith (Fletcher) Parmelee. He was raised and educated in Sanger. He joined the Marines at 17 and spent three years in the South Pacific on several aircraft carriers during World War II, and served in the Korean War. Back home in Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., he went to work for the Southern Pacific, where he had a 42-year career as a brakeman, conductor, and assistant terminal superintendent. On July 21, 1950, he and Rita Lee Ryerson eloped to Reno, Reno County, Nev., where they were married in 1950. His interests included fly-fishing and hunting, and he enjoyed hiking and camping with his family in the Sierra Nevada. After moving to Casper, he enjoyed restoring old GTO cars, riding horses and developing the property at South Pass with his son-in-law, Don Kincheloe. He earned his private pilot's license with an IFR and commercial rating and flew single-engine planes from 1978 to 1988. He retired to Casper in 1992. Survivors include his wife; sons Michael of Bakersfield, and Steven of Norco, Riverside County, Calif.; daughters Paula Kincheloe of Casper, Rebecca Kucharski of Bakersfield, and Ruth Spurgeon of Visalia, Tulare County, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers Harold of Grants Pass, Josephine County, Ore., and Perry of Lakeview, Lake County, Ore. He was preceded in death by brothers Warren, Harvey and Wallace. Services were held Sept. 5 in Casper.


Lewis [Jack Arthur, Walter Johnston, Frank Edward, Ambrose "Andrew," Nathan Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John] died Jan. 2, 2005, at his home in Endicott, Broome County, N.Y. He was born June 14, 1957, the son of Jack and Elizabeth Ann (Pinkham) Parmelee. Lewis lost his father at an early age: The Air Force staff sergeant was killed when the hurricane-hunter plane he was serving aboard as a radio operator disappeared in a storm in February, 1959. Among Lewis' survivors is a daughter, Casey.


Lydia, widow of Oliver Parmley [Andrew "Jiff" Jefferson, Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Feb. 6, 2005, at Wayne County Hospital. She was born June 27, 1925, the daughter of Ephraim and Jalie Mae (Lair) Stringer. She is survived by sons Larry, Jerry, Dale, Mark and Rook, all of Monticello; daughters Charlotte Crouch of Monticello, Janet Bates and Nickie Parmley; a sister, Clara Bell of Monticello; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were husband Oliver in 1977; sons Rex and Eric Parmley; brothers Marshall and Luther Stringer; and sister Pauline Chriswell. Burial was in the Parnell Methodist Church Cemetery. Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Marion [Philip Arnold, Frederick H., Sylvester, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died July 5, 2005, at her home in Burlington, Hartford County, Conn. She was born March 18, 1929, in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., the daughter of Philip and Julia (Correll) Parmelee and lived in Canton, Hartford County, Conn., before moving to Burlington. She enjoyed tending her gardens and flowers, was an avid bluegrass music fan, and belonged to Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford. In addition to Clyde N. Fitts, her husband of 55 years, she is survived by sons Edward of Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., and John of Canton; daughters Joan Keifer of Burlington, April Alston of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., and Joyce Blosser of Winsted; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Avon, Hartford County, Conn. Vincent Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to The UConn Foundation Inc., Cancer Center, P.O. Box, 552, Storrs, CT 06269; McLean Hospice, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070; or WWUH Radio, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117.


Mary [Jesse Will, Charles Lafayette, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired LPN nurse, died Aug, 26, 2005. She was born Oct. 24, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter Paulette Smith; her parents; a sister and three brothers. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Roger and Kay Doss of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter and sons-in-law Laney and Jack Schumaker of Tahlequah, Okla., and Russell Smith Jr. of Haysville, Kan.; a brother, Robert of Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kan.; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her brother William. Services were at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary Chapel, Wichita, Kan.


Oren [Howard H., Charles, Susannah, Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John] of Holt, Ingham County, Mich., died Feb. 6, 2005, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. He was born June 28, 1935, in Ashton, Osceola County, Mich., to Howard and Laura (Boyce) Parmelee. He and Janice Burton were married in 1955. Oren was employed for 34 years with Fisher Body Division of General Motors and retired in 1987. Survivors include wife Janice; sons Charlie of Leslie, Ingham County, Mich., and Scott of Pompeii, Gratiot County, Mich.; daughter Laurie Leavitt of Onondaga, Ingham County, Mich.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister Vera Knapp of Reed City, Osceola County, Mich. He was preceded in death by son Howard, one brother and one sister. Burial was in Ashton Cemetery. Pruitt-Livingston Funeral Home in Reed City was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice.


Patti [Robert Dean, Jesse Will, Charles Lafayette, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a homemaker from Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kan., died Feb. 28, 2005. Among her survivors are her husband, Clive; sons Stewart of Tucson, Pima County Ariz., and Garth, Cayde and Zayne, all of Clearwater; daughters Layle and Halle of Clearwater; parents Robert D. and Pat Parmele of Clearwater; sisters Jane Gowan of Tucson, Kerry Engledow, Sondra Williams and Lori Henson of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., and Joni Farrell of Wellington, Sumner County, Kan.; brothers Brad of Clearwater, and Dan of Wellington. She was preceded in death by infant son Reid, and brother Nick. Memorial contributions may be made to Patti Brown Children's Benefit Fund, c/o Home Bank & Trust, 741 N. Fourth St., Clearwater KS 67026 or Clearwater Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 453, Clearwater KS 67026. Burial was at Clearwater Cemetery.


Richard [Richard Hall, George Herbert, Anson Hall, Asaph, Asaph, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], a veterinarian and World War II veteran, died Feb. 6, 2005, at the Wyoming County Nursing Facility in Warsaw, N.Y. He was born July 10, 1921, the son of Richard H. and Ethel Parmelee, in Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y. He was a 1943 graduate of the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, and a member of Alpha Psi fraternity. During World War II, he served in the Army Veterinary Corps for 3 1/2 years with the rank of captain. He was in private practice in Slippery Rock, Butler County, Pa., for 20 years. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Assn. for more than 50 years and a member of various local organizations in New York and Pennsylvania. He was a supervising veterinarian for New York state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for many years. He enjoyed singing in three church choirs for over 50 years, photography, fishing, traveling and sports. Among his survivors are Flora, his wife of 60 years; son Richard III of Tuttle, Grady County, Okla.; daughters Susan Edwards of Attica, Wyoming County, N.Y., and Elizabeth Parmelee of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; brother Marvin of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; sister Lois Caughety of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan.; and nephews and nieces. Burial was at the United Church of Warsaw Commemorative Garden.


Richard [Charles France, Robert James, George Washington, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Oct. 23, 2005. He was born Feb. 18, 1921, the son of Charles and Nelly May (Van Meter) Parmley. Richard was preceded in death by wife Mildred and son William. Burial was at Kansas City's Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the City Union Mission or the Salvation Army in his name.


Robert [Otto M., John Henry, William M., William C., --?--], an automotive accountant and school auditor, died May 23, 2005. He moved to Orlando, Orange County, Fla., in 2001 from South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. He was born March 24, 1920, the son of Otto and Treva (Eikenberry) Parmerlee, in North Manchester, Wabash County, Ind. Shortly after graduating as valedictorian from Manchester College in 1941, he married Jayne Dunbar Bechtold. Robert was a lieutenant JG in the Navy during World War II and served in the Boys Scouts for more than 20 years. He was a member and Sunday school teacher of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend. Golf was his passion. Survivors include sons John R. of Orlando and Charles T. of South Bend; daughter Joyce A. Burke of Orlando; brothers Thomas E. of South Carolina and James K. of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; sister Vivian R. Baker of California; and four grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by son Charles T. and brother Charles C. Moring Funeral Home of Melrose, Fla., handled the cremation.


Scott [unplaced], a die-hard New York Yankees fan, died Dec. 28, 2005, of complications from asthma. Scott was born July 5, 1973, in Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y. He attended local schools and was graduated from Yonkers' Lincoln High School. He married his childhood sweetheart, Jessica Franco, on March 17, 1991. Scott and his family moved to Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., in the early '90s, where he was self-employed. He is survived by his wife; daughters April and Faith; mother and stepfather Laura and Domenico Sgambelluri; and brother Adam of Las Vegas. Burial was at Las Vegas' Palm Memorial Park-Northwest. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted by Laura Sgambelluri on behalf of Scott's children; I have no contact information.


Stan [Chester Wilfred, Chester Nelson, Frederick David, William Cockfield, Solomon, Mark, Mark, Job, John, John; and also Chester Wilfred, Chester Nelson, Frederick David, Elisa Ann, Reuben, Levi, Mark, Job, John, John] died Dec. 9, 2005, at his home in Eliot, York County, Maine, surrounded by his loving family. He enjoyed more than 58 years of marriage to wife Natalie Merrill. He was born in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., on Jan. 10, 1927, son of the Rev. Chester and Sarah V. (Wilcox) Parmley. Stan was raised in Bridgeport until he was 12, when his father, the first pastor at the Portsmouth Advent Christian Church, moved to the coast with his family. Stan finished out his schooling at Portsmouth (N.H.) High School in 1945. During his school career, he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball. Stan served in the Navy after World War II, stationed for a time on a destroyer off the coast of China. He was a member of the Portsmouth Advent Christian Church for more than 50 years and the South Eliot Advent Christian Church for 12, serving as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, singer and member of many committees in both churches. Stan enjoyed tinkering with and fixing lawn mowers, his lawn and shop often adorned with several for sale. He also enjoyed his yearly hunting trip to camp with family as well as pitching horseshoes at home or in league competition. He is survived by daughter Jody Dahlen of Eliot; sons Jim of London, Ontario, Gary of Eliot, Larry of Eliot, the Rev. Gil of Massachusetts; special son Walter Willert of Massachusetts; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother the Rev. Robert of North Carolina; sister Grace Nygard of Connecticut. Services were at the Portsmouth Advent Christian Church. The J.S Pelkey Funeral Home of Kittery, Maine, was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in his memory to the South Eliot Advent Christian Church or to Beacon Hospice, 54B Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106.


Tommy [Rufus "Earl" Earl, Edgar Charles, George Spenser, Lucius Seth, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Jan. 27, 2005, at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was 56. Among his survivors are his wife, Rube; son Trevor of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; daughter Megan Field of Saskatoon; parents Earl and Eola (Stephens) Parmele of Joseph, Wallowa County, Ore., sister Earlene (Parmele) Wohlers of Chehalis, Lewis County, Wash.; brothers Gary of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., and Joe of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr.; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was conducted at the Acadia Drive Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre, 2200 St. Henry Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7M 0P6.


Dale [George Clark, Amos, Marcus Hulburt, Marcus Beecher, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John] a life-long Morgantown, Johnson County, Ind., farmer, died Jan. 12, 2005, at Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Fla., where he lived during the winter months. He was born Nov. 2, 1920, the son of George and Ethel (Stout) Parmerlee, and was a 1938 graduate of Nineveh High School, where he played center on the all-star basketball team his senior year. Dale served on the Pleasant Township assessor's advisory board, was a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and attended the Morgantown Christian Church. His first wife, La Deama Essex, whom he married in 1942, died in 1989. Survivors include his second wife, the former Alice M. (Fleener) Smith, whom he married in 1990; son Dana L. of Whiteland, Johnson County, Ind.; daughters Roberta R. Parmerlee and Connie D. Ray, both of Hope, Bartholomew County, Ind.; stepsons Kevin Smith of Morgantown and Tim Smith of Burke, Fairfax County, Va.; stepdaughters Brenda Hill of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind., and Cynthia Pottorff of Morgantown; and 10 grand- and six step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters Pansy Parmerlee, Ruby Shirley and Doris Graves, and a great-grandchild. Burial was at Hope's Moravian Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Morgantown Christian Church, P.O. Box 306, Morgantown IN 46160, or Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers FL 33908-3600. Meredith-Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Wayne [Samuel Washington, George Washington, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime resident of Polk County, Texas, died June 30, 2005, at his home in Corrigan. He was born Jan.3,1913, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Samuel Washington and Jennie (Denman) Parmley. He worked supervisor for Neches Butane in the Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas, area for many years, along with running his carpet store. After he retired, he moved to Corrigan to live on his land and enjoy the country life. He enjoyed deer hunting, riding his tractor and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 31 years,Winona; sons Kenneth and Paul; daughter Donna Bailey; stepchildren Raymond Harkins and Wanda Patterson; sister Grace Bradshaw; and devoted caregiver Barbara Gesford. Graveside services were at Stryker Cemetery in Corrigan,with Pastor Jeff Devine officiating.

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