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Thomas [Alfred Ambrose, Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Feb. 26, 2008, in his hometown of Williamsville, Wayne County, Mo. He was born March 26, 1931, the son of Alfred and Bridget "Virgie" E. (Boyer) Parmeley. Thomas is survived by daughters Terry Downey of Arnold, Jefferson County, Mo., Tammie Barrett of Cherryville, Crawford County, Mo., and Tina Summers of Washington, Franklin County, Mo.; brother Paul of St. Louis; sisters Virginia McBride and Nellie Kappler, both of St. Louis; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Potosi's New Masonic Cemetery. Britton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Betty [Francis "Buck," Clarence Spencer, George Spencer, Lucius Seth, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a nurse, died of cancer on Dec. 13, 2008, at Rocking D Adult Foster Home in Hermiston, Umatilla County, Ore. She was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Crane, Harney County, Ore., to Francis and Ruby Parmele. In the fall of 1937, the Parmeles bought a small ranch on Silver Creek, in the Riley, Harney County, area and Betty attended the Suntex Grade School for eight years. In 1952, she and Conley E. Gibson were married. At one time the couple ran a taxi service in the Burns, Harney County; because Conley was a jockey, the family moved a lot to follow the racing circuit across Oregon and Idaho. Betty graduated from the Practical Nurses of Walla Walla (Wash.) Vocational School in 1963, and worked many years at the state hospital in Pendleton, Umatilla County, and continued when it became the Oregon State Prison Hospital. She and Conley were divorced in 1963, and two years later she and Ernie Ribail were wed. After her husband’s work for Pacific Power, they moved to Sandpoint, Bonner County, Ida., where she operated a taxi service, and then returned to Hermiston. They were divorced in 1994. Betty is survived by sons Steven Ribail of Elgin, Union County, Ore., and Kelly Ribail of Ponderay, Bonner County, Ida., and daughter Crystal Cawile of Yucaipa, San Bernardino County, Calif.; twin Benny Parmele of Estacada, Clackamas County, Ore.; sisters Clara Cannon of Bend, Deschutes County, Ore., and Bernice McGee of Burns; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister Ramona F. Rosling. A family service and burial of her cremated remains was held in Burns. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of arrangements.

BRENDA PARMELEE ca 1956-2008

Brenda [Burton Alfred, Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John], a resident of Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., and a YMCA teacher for more than 20 years, died Oct. 3, 2008, at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. She was 52. Brenda was born in Middletown, the daughter of the late Burton and Lucille (Doherty) Parmelee of Durham. She was a graduate of Conginchaug High School, Class of 1974, and had been attending Manchester Community College where she was pursuing a career in occupational therapy. She taught swimming at the Y and helped with before- and after-school programs. She was also employed with Parmelee Water System. Brenda is survived by her mother; son Wayne Hannen of Wallingford; New Haven County, Conn.; daughter Anna Hannen of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn.; brothers Joel of Randolf Center, Orange County, Vt., Jeffrey of Durham and Donald of Lyndonville, Caledonia County, Vt.; sisters Judith Sleath of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H., Nancy Sleath of Durham and Janice Borden of Cranfills Gap, Bosque County, Texas; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Biega Funeral Home of Middletown was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Manchester Community College Campus Chapter Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, Great Path, Manchester, CT 06040.


Fats [Henry Lincoln, Thomas Benton, William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], owner and operator of Parmley's Garage in Sarcoxie, Jasper County Mo., for more than 30 years, died April 15, 2008, in Branson, Taney County, Mo. He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in rural Stark City, Mo., son of Henry Lincoln and Nancy Lucille (Ratliff) Parmley. He and Belva Lou Chandler were married in Sarcoxie in 1958. Fats served for 16 years on the Sarcoxie Fire Department, 13 years as chief. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was of the Presbyterian faith. Fats is survived by his wife; sons C. Eugene and Ronald, both of Sarcoxie; daughter Carla Kerr of Sarcoxie; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers Carl "Skinny" of Goodman, McDonald County, Mo., and Larry "Jim" of Texas; sisters Ila Thompson, of Udall, Cowley County, Kan., Mary Lowe and Dolly Gray, both of Miami, Ottawa County, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. The Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel in Sarcoxie was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Sarcoxie Cemetery.


Carrol [Kleas, William "Mann," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John]. general manager for Featherlite Building Products for 33 years and a lifelong resident of Tye, Taylor County, Texas, died Nov. 20, 2008. Carrol was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, to Kleas and Winnie Parmelly. He graduated from Abilene High School and served in the National Guard for several years. He and Shirley Dodd were married in Holiday, Texas, in 1959. Carrol served on the Tye School board for many years and the Tye TEDCO board for six years. He was named 2005 Man of the Year and served on the board of the Tye Methodist Church for many years. Among his survivors are his wife, Shirley, of Tye; daughters Annette Leonhard of Tye and Cheryl of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; sister Ella Haynes of Abilene; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. The Hamil Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Danville St., Building B #107, Abilene, Texas 79605.


Cora [Andrew "Jiff" Jefferson, Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], widow of Thomas "Tom" Alford Alley, died March 21, 2008. She was born May 15, 1918, daughter of Andrew "Jiff" Jefferson and Emma Moore (Jones) Parmley, in Wayne County, Ky. She and Tom were married in 1932 in Wayne County. She is survived by sons Huey, Gene, Kay, Ray and Clay Alley; daughters Lois Troxell and Juanita Troxell; 19 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son Prentis Alley; brothers Roscoe, Harry, Oliver and Ode Parmley; sisters Maude Smith, Maggie Gregory, Addie Bell and Wilma Phipps; and three great-grandchildren. Services were at the Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home with Bro. Walter Bell officiating. Burial was in Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery.


David, an employee at Banner Health's corporate office in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., and husband of Jennifer Parmelee [unplaced], died Sept. 12, 2008, in Mesa. He had been ill with colon cancer for the past five years. David was born March 12, 1964, the son of Chris and Jean Christianson, in LaCrosse, LaCrosse County, Wisc. He attended Marinette Catholic Central High School for two years, graduated from Custer County District High School in Miles City, Mont., and attended DeVry Technical Institute. The family formerly lived in the Peshtigo-Marinette area, Marinette County, Wisc. He married the former Jennifer Parmelee of Menominee, Waukesha, Wisc., at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. on Sept. 8, 1988. She survives, along with sons Adam, Joshua, Andrew, Jonah and Aaron; a granddaughter; his parents of Mesa; sisters Elizabeth La Benz and Mary Tribbensee; brother Michael; and nieces and a nephew. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Mesa. Queen of Heaven Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Attending funeral services from Wisconsin were his mother-in-law, Joanne Parmelee, sisters-in-law Mrs. Dan Parmelee and daughter, Heather Menor and Monica Parmelee. Five Parmelee sisters were also present.


David [Vernon "Verlie" Basil, Roy Otto, James W., Marcus "Mark" Hulbert, James Clark, Marcus Beecher, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John], a retired inspector for General Motors, died Jan. 26, 2008, at his home in Cloverdale, Putnam County, Ind. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., son of Verlie and Helen L. (Davis) Parmerlee. A 1952 graduate of Martinsville High School, he married Joy Beryl Davis on Aug. 24, 1956. She survives in Cloverdale. David retired from the Tibbs Avenue GM plant in February 1981 after 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, horse racing and visiting the gambling boats. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife; sons Randy Sr. of Mooresville, Morgan County, Ind., and Clifton of Acton, Marion County, Ind.; daughter Joyce of Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind.; brothers Vernon of Mooresville and Theodore "Ted"; sisters Kretchin Selmar, Judy Houk and Janice Sloan, all of Orlando, Orange County, Fla.; and grandchildren, Ryan, Joshua, Ross and Randy Jr. He was preceded in death by brothers Richard and Carroll, and sister Norma Riddle.


Dorothy, the widow of Fenton C. Parmele [Harry Dillon, Henry William, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], died Dec. 24, 2008, at Good Samaritan Home in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. She was born July 19, 1910, in Davenport, to Thomas and Meta (Struck) Martzahn. She and Fenton were married in 1936 in Davenport; he died in 1977. Surviving are sisters Marie Timm and Olivia Wiese; sister-in-law Eloise Martzahn; and 21 nieces and nephews. Burial was at Davenport's Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy, widow of Paul Elliott Parmelee [Frank Elliott, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] and a dental assistant at the Faribault Regional Center for 28 years, died Feb. 27, 2008, at the District One Hospital in Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Dorothy was born June 16, 1917, in Henderson, Sibley County, Minn., the daughter of Albert B. and Olga Marie (Tyreman) Lindorff. She was a 1934 graduate of Belle Plaine High School and later graduated from Globe Business College in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. She and Paul were married at St. Mary’s Church in St. Paul in 1938; he died in 1978. Paul and Dorothy moved to Faribault in 1940 and joined the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour. Her survivors include son Michael of Rio Verde, Maricopa County, Ariz.; daughter Carol A. Joslin of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Services were at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, and burial was at Faribault's Maple Lawn Cemetery.


Edna, the widow of Samuel Blakeslee Parmelee [Charles Ives, Samuel Blakeslee, Leander, Solomon, Roswell, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Meriden, New Haven County, Conn., died Oct. 9, 2008, at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn. She was born Feb. 3, 1912, in New Knoxville, Auglaize County Ohio, daughter of Henry and Anna (Luft) Deerhake, and was a resident of Wallingford resident for many years. She moved to Meriden about 30 years ago. Edna had been employed by the Wallingford Board of Education as a dietitian at Lyman Hall High School and Moses Y. Beach Elementary School for many years and then worked for the Monroe and Milford school systems as food service director until her retirement. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Meriden and a member of the Meriden Senior Center. She is survived by daughter Nancy Pilla of Meriden; son John W. Plaster of Hampden, Hampden County, Mass.; stepsons David Parmelee of Berlin, Hartford County, Conn., and Charles Parmelee of Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands Robert H. Plaster and Samuel Parmelee; and son Robert H. Plaster Jr.


Eileen, a longtime resident of Sterling, Cayuga County, N.Y., died Sept. 2, 2008, at Oswego Hospital in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y. She was born Sept. 4, 1917, the daughter of Lee R. and Ducella (Murphy) Waterman, in Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass. She and Merill H. James were married in 1933 in Chelsea, Suffolk County, Mass.; they divorced. Her second husband was Donald Reynolds Parmelee [Harral Reynolds, Solon Webster, Eliab Harvey, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John]; they divorced. She and her third husband, Sylvester B. McIntyre, owned and operated Eagle Rest Farm at McIntyre’s Bluff in Sterling. She was a member of Armour of Light Baptist Church in Victory, Cayuga County, N.Y. Among her survivors are children H. Lee James, Frank McIntyre, Carol Fields, Vernon Parmelee, Gerald McIntyre, Ducella Zamora, Sam Parmelee, Skip McIntyre, Lyman McIntyre, Cissy Quigley, Jason McIntyre, Donna Lum, Matt McIntyre; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989, sons Leland and Ray McIntyre, and daughter Mary Goddard. Burial was at Sterling's Springbrook Cemetery.


Eliza, widow of Lorin Arthur Parmley [Cornelius Irvin, Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Oct. 16, 2008, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in New Carlisle, St. Joseph County, Ind., where she lived for the past 13 years. She was 100. Eliza Esther was born on April 17, 1908, on Good Friday, in St. Joseph County to James and Iva (Long) Ullery. Her father was planting early potatoes and her grandmother delivered her in the log cabin she called home. Eliza lived most of her life in the area except for a few years when she lived in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Ill. She and Lorin were married in 1926 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; he died in 1969. She is survived son Lawrence of New Carlisle; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister Mary Jane (Milford) Billhimer of South Bend; brother Donald Ullery of South Bend; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded her in death by daughters Anna Mae Parmley and Lorraine E. Herbruck; brother Russell Ullery; and two grandchildren. Services were held at South Bend's Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel. Burial was at South Bend's Southlawn Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.


Betty, former wife of Roy Joseph Parmley [Lockey, James A., Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Feb. 6, 2008. She was born Aug. 12, 1925, at Germantown, Pa. [NOTE: Six places in Pennsylvania have this name], the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Dolan) Ross. After high school, her grandmother sent her to nursing school in Philadelphia. Betty entered the Army in February, 1945, and served in the medical corps, where she met Roy, an Army ambulance driver. Betty was discharged in August, 1946, and they were married in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., in 1946. Betty and Roy came to live in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.D. Betty worked as nurse's aid for a few years at McKennan Hospital and the Crippled Children School. She later cleaned homes and offices, and helped Roy with his concrete business for many years. They later divorced. She was a member of St. Lambert Church and Young at Heart group at the church. She enjoyed reading and camping. She is survived by son Roy of Brandon, Minnehaha County, S.D.,; daughters Elizabeth McMahon of Brandon, Helen Bucher of Sioux Falls, and Linda Kramer of Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings Rosemary Bernadini of Orman, Florida, Frank Ross of Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pa., Butch Ross of Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa., Peg Maio of Pennsylvania, Anne Gerstenbacher of New Jersey, and Reginia Heim of Radnor, Delaware County, Pa. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. She was buried at Sioux Falls' Hills of Rest Memorial Park.


Esther, widow of Kenneth Parmelee [Hubert "Burt," Frederick H., Sylvester, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Granby, Hartford County, Conn., and former superintendant of schools, died Feb. 25, 2008, at Meadowbrook of Granby. She was born May 4, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Luther) Messenger. Esther was employed for several years as an administrative assistant for the former Connecticut General Insurance Co., now known as Cigna of Bloomfield, from which she retired. She also volunteered for several years with the Women's Auxiliary of the Lost Acres Fire Department. She leaves sister May G. White of Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., brother Levester Messenger of Parsonfield, York County, Maine, and several nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters Eva Holcombe and Linda Cooley. Burial was at Granby Cemetery. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home of Granby was in charge of arrangements. Contributions in her memory may be directed to the Granby Ambulance Assn., PO Box 617, Granby, CT 06035.


Esther, widow of Glenn Richard Salvinas [Perry Franklin, Richard Franklin, Dennis A., Lemuel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died March 30, 2008, at Salem Home in Elk Horn, Shelby County, Iowa. She was born Jan. 7, 1911, in Hamlin, Audubon County, Iowa, the fifth child of Erick and Christina (Rattenborg) Olsen. Esther was educated in the two-room schoolhouse in Hamlin and was baptized and confirmed in the Danish Lutheran Church there. As a young woman, she sought employment in Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa, where she met Glenn. They were married at the Atlantic Methodist parsonage on Jan. 29, 1931, and resided at 309 Locust, where they raised their three children. For many years, they owned and operated Parmley Plumbing & Heating Service. Both Esther and Glenn were active in their local church and dedicated members of the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges. During their children's school years, they attended countless band concerts and choral performances, and were fans of the high school football and basketball teams. Esther was proud of her Danish heritage and farm background, as evidenced by the large vegetable and flower gardens she maintained. Esther spent hours canning tomatoes, corn and other vegetables. She also had a deft hand with pastry and was well-known for her pies and cinnamon rolls. She was also fond of playing cards, and, as any member of the family will tell you, she played to win – and most often did! After her husband's death in 1975, Esther, with the help of a friend, took on wallpapering jobs at the homes of family, friends and other clients. She was almost 80 before she reluctantly climbed down from her ladder. In her later years, Esther, daughter Phyllis and a dear friend, Willis Dean, were regular patrons of bingo sessions all over Southwest Iowa. Her son-in-law always marveled at her ability to keep track of more than a dozen cards and still be able to tell someone near her that they'd missed a number. After a paralytic stroke in 2003, Esther became a resident of Salem Home where she participated in bingo games and other activities. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by daughter Phyllis Andersen; seven siblings; and her special friend Willis Dean. Survivors include son Ron of Surprise, Maricopa County, Ariz.; daughter Janet Dryer of Highlands Ranch, Douglas County, Colo.; eight grand-, 20 great-grand and one great-great-grandchild. Burial was in Atlantic Cemetery. Roland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Florence, the widow of Eugene Wilbert Parmley [unplaced], died Feb. 1, 2008, at the Carolina Health and Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Richland County, S.C. She was born Sept. 12, 1912, to the Joe and Mary Sargent. Florence was educated in Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C. Her family moved to Conway, Horry County, S.C., where she became a member of the Bethel A.M.E Church and its Jubilee Choir. When she became ill, Florence moved to Columbia to be with her daughter and family. Florence is survived by son Jeff Anderson of Columbia; daughters Julia Scott, Mary McCray and Shirley Brantley; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by sister Mary Sargent; and brother Joe Sargent in Georgetown.


Francis [Frank Louis, Chester Nelson, Frederick David, William Cockfield, Solomon, Mark, Mark, Job, John, John], a machinist, died Dec. 25, 2008, with his loving family by his side. He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., son of the Frank L. and Mary (Winters) Parmelee. Francis served in the Army during World War II. He was employed by the Gilbert Clock Shop and later retired from Winsted Precision Ball as a machinist. He lived most of his life in Winsted, Litchfield County, Conn., and then resided in Port Saint Lucie, Saint Lucie County, Fla., from 1990 through 2005. He loved living in Florida and his Irish setters. He is survived by daughters Debbie Pattison of Morris, Litchfield County, Conn., and Pam Segal of Pomfret Center, Windham County, Conn.; brothers Joseph of Winsted and Water of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren, Emily Pattison and Eric Pattison. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, the former Jean Milligan; brother Raymond and sister Jane. Burial was at Winsted's Forest View Cemetery with military honors. The Montano-Shea Funeral Home of Winsted was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made to VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road #F, Bantam, CT 06750.


Grace [Alfred Layton, Garner, Emerson Bell, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born April 6, 1916, in Monticello, daughter of Alfred and Etta (Toler) Parmley. She and Cullin Blevins, son of Diances "Dide" and Sarah J. (Kroger) Blevins, were married in 1931. She is survived by sons Gerald of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., and Tony of Monticello; brothers Marshal and Phillip Parmley; sisters Mimie Guffey and Fan Humble; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965; son Kenneth; daughter Alta Kaufman; brother Marty Parmley; and sister Ester Parmley. Graveside services were held at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. The Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Hoyle [William Lloyd, William E., William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died May 13, 2008, in Salina, Mayes County, Okla. He was born Sept.14, 1931, in Locust Grove, Mayes County, Ill., to William Lloyd and Goldie Mae (Martin) Parmley. Hoyle grew up around and attended schools in Locust Grove, and married Nora Marie Piercy on Jan. 12, 1949, in Wheeler, Wheeler County, Texas. He also lived in Kansas, Delaware County, Okla., where he worked several years as the operator of a service station and auto parts store, and was a member of the 1st Baptist Church. He drove a school bus for Locust Grove Public Schools, enjoyed working with Quarter Horses and cattle, tinkering with his 1936 Ford, and to go dancing. Hoyle is survived by daughter Carol Battiest of Colcord, Delaware County, Okla.; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; brother Bobby Jenkins of Broken Arrow, Tulsa and Waggoner counties, Okla.; sisters Gail Fleming of North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., Mary E. Taylor and Nancy Gibson, both of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla.; and special friends Steve Peck of Salina and Lois "Yo-Yo" Mason of Foyil, Rogers County, Okla. He was preceded in death by his wife and sisters Betty Snodgrass and Ruby Herndon. Locust Grove Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


James [Claude, Prudence, Iva, Emerson Bell, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a resident of Riverside, Riverside County, Calif., and formerly of Wayne County, Ky., died March 9, 2008. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, son of Claude and Edna (Spradlin) Parmley. He is survived by his widow, Daryline Grace; son Jeffrey James; daughter Samantha Ann; brother Don of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.; sisters Lucy "Marie" Stephenson and Bonnie Abbott, both of Monticello; stepmother Marie Russell; stepbrothers Forrest and Jack Russell, both of Monticello, and Stevie Russell of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; stepsisters Linda Smith and Cindy Roysdon, both of Monticello; and grandchildren Tristan James and Brooklyn Elizabeth Parmley. He was preceded in death by son Johnnie Lynn; brothers Mitchell Lee Parmley and Dennis Lynn Russell; and sister Edith Louise Sanmiguel. Services were held in Riverside; memorial services were held at Parnell Church of God followed by burial at the Wayne County church's cemetery.


Jane, a wife, mother and teacher, died Oct. 1, 2008, at her home in Mulberry, Polk County, Fla. She was 48. Jane, a second-grade instructor at Jesse Keen Elementary, left the classroom in March to fight her battle with cancer. She underwent chemotherapy throughout the spring and summer and looked forward to returning to school in August. Despite undergoing her first radiation on the first day of the new term, she returned to work. But after two weeks back on the job, she decided to fight her illness full time. Jane, the daughter of James Francis [Frances "Fanny" Pearl, Frank Hart, Luther Hart, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John] and Joann (Powers) Walters, was born Oct. 24, 1959, in New London, Huron County, Ohio. She attended public schools in the New London and South Central school districts and graduated from Westland High School in suburban Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, in 1978. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ohio University in 1982 and joined her family who had moved to Florida. She lived in the Sarasota County cities of Venice and Sarasota, where she met Michael Shaffer, a co-worker at a Publix supermarket. They had been dating for a while when, one night, while out driving around town and talking, he asked her if there were someplace she wished she could be. Yes, she told him, with her mother in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. More than an hour after they’d resumed their conversation, she realized that he’d driven her the 70 miles to Punta Gorda. She and Michael were married there in 1990. In 1992, the Shaffers moved to North Charleston, Berkeley County, S.C., where his employer had just opened a new market and she took a job as director of a technical school. The family lived in Goose Creek, Berkeley County, S.C., briefly in Columbus, and returned to Florida in 2002. She enjoyed major league sports, decorating her home, always could accommodate another dog or cat and could play the Sousaphone. In addition to her husband and mother, both of Mulberry, she is survived by son Payden James Powers Shaffer and daughter Anna Parmelee Walters Shaffer, both at home; and brothers Jim F. Walters, the host of this website, of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., and Joel D. Walters of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her father in 1973. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla..


Kathryn [John "Jack" M., John Barnes, George Herbert, Anson Hall, Asaph, Asaph, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] of Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., died Sept. 19, 2008, at Mt. Valley Hospice House, Gloversville, Fulton County, N.Y., after a long battle with breast cancer. She was employed by Fulton County as director of Children Services and the Office for the Aging for 34 years. She retired due to her illness as deputy director for the New York State Office for the Aging. Kathryn was born Feb. 10, 1947, in Clifton Springs, Ontario County, N.Y., the daughter of John and Mildred (Fairman) Parmelee. She was a graduate of Ormond Beach High School and Eckerd College in Florida. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, the Soroptimist Club, Women's Republican Club, a member and past president of the National Office for the Aging, a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the Concordia Singing Society, a member of the AAUW, and the Chubs Club Society. She was married to Charles Leitch on Feb. 14, 1976. Her survivors include her husband, daughters Carrie Blanchard of Latham, Albany County, N.Y., and Nicole Leitch of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass.; son Jonathan of Johnstown; mother Mildred of Phelps, Ontario County, N.Y.; brother John of Centre Hall, Centre County, Pa.; and sister Virginia Parmelee of Liverpool, Onondaga County, N.Y. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony's Church and interment was at the church cemetery. The Barter & Donnan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078 or Susan G. Komen for the Cure 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite. 250, Dallas, TX 75244.


Kay [Elmer Peter, Elmer Peter, Parris E., Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a former Clay Middle School employee, died Dec. 20, 2008, at the Sanctuary at St. Joseph's in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. She was born Aug. 16, 1952, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Sheaks) Parmley. Survivors include her father; son Tony of Granger, St. Joseph County, Ind.; daughters Carrie Frizzell of Illinois and Tiffany Selcz of Elkhart, Elkhart County, Ind.; brother Ralph of South Bend; sisters Connie Ferrance of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., and Judy Parmley and Mary Lou Root, both of South Bend; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and sister Deena Smith. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Society, 6100 W. 96th St. #200, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or to the American Cancer Society, 601 E. Edison Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.


Rue, the widow of James William Parmley [Loren Francis, Joseph William Lincoln, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Henry, John, Edmond, John, --?--, Henry], died Oct. 12, 2008, in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. She was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Cumby, Hopkins County, Texas, to James Ray and Mayme (Ratliff) Irons. She lived in Garland, Dallas County, Texas, prior to moving to Holly Lake Ranch, an unincorporated community near Hawkins, Wood County, Texas, in 1995. She retired as Dallas regional manager for fine jewelry at Lord & Taylor. She was a member of the Holly Tree Chapel, the Holly Lake Ranch Birthday Club and the Holly Lake Ranch Garden Club. Survivors include sons Loren R. of Madison, Madison County, Miss., and Jeffrey W. of Garland; and one grandson. Services were at Holly Tree Chapel with Pastor Paul Myers officiating. Burial was at Holly Tree Cemetery. The Beaty Funeral Home of Hawkins was in charge of arrangements.


Lydia [Charles William, Charles Daniel, Hezekiah, Dan, Dan, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], of Hermitage, Mercer County, Pa., died Feb. 13, 2008. Formerly of Bergenfield, Bergen County, N.J., she had been living at Whispering Oaks in Hermitage. Lydia was born July 7, 1911.


Marge, a homemaker who served with her late husband, Lt. Col. Gee William "Tex" Parmely [Thaddeus "Thad," William Harrison, Robert, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], around the world, died Nov. 27, 2008. She was born May 7, 1922, the daughter Roy G. and Pearl (Chambers) Boydston, in Sayre, Beckham County, Okla., and grew up in western Oklahoma. She and Tex were stationed across America, in Europe, Asia and Taiwan, and finally Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga. Survivors include sons Dr. Dennis of Milledgeville, Patrick of Houston, Harris County, Texas; grandchildren McCall Parmley, Heather Hammon, Amanda Norris and Zak Parmley; great-grandchildren Ava Hammon and Madison Parmely. She was preceded in death by son Mike. Memorial services were at the Northside Baptist Church, with Jerry Pickard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 1001 N. Jefferson St., Milledgeville, GA 31061. Williams Funeral Home & Crematory Milledgeville was in charge of arrangements.


Mildred [George "William" William, William Henry B., Matthew, Samuel, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a resident of Aurora, Cloud County, Kan., and formerly of Salina, Saline County, Kan., died July 3, 2008. She was born Feb. 5, 1912 in Makanda, Jackson County, Ill., the daughter of George "William" and Chlola (Rowan) Parmly. Mildred and her husband, William R. Sanborn, owned and operated the Canary Motel in Salina. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by sons Billy and David; brothers Glen, Leslie and Leon Parmly; and sisters Faith Reichenberger and Zola Huff. Survivors include son L.L. Sanborn of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan.; daughters Joyce Ditto of Port Isabel, Cameron County, Texas, Linda Kay Vance of England, and Carol Sue Sanborn of Aurora; daughter-in-law Barbara Sanborn of Salina; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Salina with the Rev. Nancy Crowl officiating; Mildred had asked for all those in attendance to wear pink. The Ryan Mortuary of Salina was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church.


Olllie, a Bank of America loan processor and the widow of Harvey Eugene Parmelee [Harold Oren, Perry Lewis, Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], died Sept. 19, 2008. She was born in 1930 and lived in Clovis, Fresno County, Calif. Burial was at Fresno Memorial Gardens.


Pamela [Kenneth Collins, Walter Collins, Lyman Lamb, Lyman Lamb, Asaph, Gilbert, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], an artist and recent resident of Studio City, Los Angeles County, Calif., died March 9, 2008. The daughter of Kenneth Collins and Deolece Braxton (Miller) Parmelee, she was born Sept. 15, 1944, at Amarillo, Potter County, Texas. She learned drawing and painting--especially abstract expressionism--at the University of Texas,.but quit in 1963 to move to Mexico City where she studied anthropology, archaeology and helped paint murals at Universidad Nacionale Autonoma de Mexico. Student unrest prompted her to drop out and take up dancing on a go-go-TV show, modeling and acting in what she called "some dreadful films." The money financed her travels throughout Mexico, where she lived at archaeological digs and painted in the style of Spanish Colonial art. She wandered around the Bahamas and Jamaica and then moved to Europe for three years. Pamela studied classical oil-painting technique in Amsterdam, lived in Copenhagen, on a farm in Belgium, in Lisbon, and visited Paris and London. She completely immersed herself in creating art with found objects, re-cycled and non-recyclable elements. She is survived by daughter Kiki and grandson Khorri.


Paul, husband of Doris (Parmley) [James Christman, Chrisman, Aladdin, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Jan. 13, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. He was born June 5, 1941, in Monticello, the son of Thomas K. and Ola (Barnett) Adkins. He is survived by his wife; son Paul; daughter Sandra Daniel; brother Clyde; sisters Louise Doss, Mary Clark, Beulah Bridgeman and Roxie Guffey; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two children; brothers Hershel and Woodrow; and sisters Anna Marie Keeton and Judy Gregory. Services were held at the Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home with Bros. Anson Perkins and Clyde Adkins officiating. Burial was at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery.


Ray [Earl Grover, Linus, Erastus Kellogg, Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John] died Dec. 19, 2008, at his home in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, the son of Earl and Agnes (Kranenberg) Parmelee, in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Among his survivors are wife Mary (Drenten), sons Ray and Robert, sister Agnes P. Parmelee of Grand Rapids, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home of Findlay was in charge of arrangements.


Richard, a 47-year educator and the husband of Wynodean "Dean" Parmley [Wilton Smith, Samuel Washington, George Washington, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Oct. 17, 2008, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, of complications from an August auto accident. A Fort Worth elementary school was renamed in his honor in 1997. "He was really impressed with that," said daughter Karen Hampton. Richard had been the school’s principal for 11 years before retiring in 1996, but he had also taught on the secondary level and been a district coordinator. "He taught biology, chemistry and physics at North Side High School," Hampton said. "Not only that, but he drove the bus." Two of his science students at North Side were CBS journalist Bob Schieffer (who recently moderated the third Obama-McCain debate) and race car driver Johnny Rutherford. Richard was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, but, except for his military service in World War II, spent his life in Fort Worth. He met Wynodean "Dean" Parmley 57 years ago in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, when he was a salesman for Swift & Co., and the two were married six weeks later, on Dec. 30, 1950. "It was too fast, my mother thought," said Dean. "I was just a little country girl from Nacogdoches." In a hurry to attend college, Richard graduated from Arlington Heights High School at 16, his wife said. "He doubled up in his subjects because his mother wanted him to get through the most classes in college that he could before he had to go into the service during the war," Dean said. "He finished midterm exams one day and went into the Army the next." He completed a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University after World War II and then earned a master’s from what is now the University of North Texas. Richard began his teaching career in the Castleberry school district, where he taught eight subjects at a middle school. A year later, he moved to the Fort Worth district, where he taught, became the district’s secondary science coordinator and eventually a principal. Richard played clarinet in high school and attended Texas Christian on a band scholarship. Later, he played in the Fort Worth City Band and the Shrine Band. Richard was a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth and was a Shriner.The Wilsons traveled extensively after his retirement; they had returned from England, Scotland and Wales only two days before the accident in August. In addition to his wife, he is survived by Hampton, their only child, who is a kindergarten teacher at South Hi Mount Elementary School, which he attended as a child; two granddaughters; a niece and a nephew. Interment was at Laurel Land Memorial Park.


Robert [Frank Richard, Gardiner Henry, Zeno "Philander," Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Cumming, Forsyth County, Ga., an executive in industry and insurance, died at his home March 8, 2008. He was born April 26, 1925, in Lackawanna County, Pa., son of Frank Richard and Francis H. (Dixon) Parmelee. He grew up in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, and married Vesta J. Fritz on June 19, 1954, in New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio. Robert served on a Navy destroyer in World War II, participating in invasions of Normandy, southern France and Okinawa. He received a bachelor's degree from Heidelberg College in 1950 (and subsequently served on the Board of Trustees for 32 years), and a master's in business administration from Harvard in 1958. (MBA '58). Following packaging-industry jobs from salesman to vice president, career positions included directing PMM & Co.'s New York Region's Marketing and Economic Consulting Services (now KPMG), and SVP and CMO for a group of Control Data/CCC Insurance and Financial Services companies. After retiring, he consulted for SCORE (Service Corp. of Retired Executives), and prepared taxes for H&R Block. He belonged to the Fellowship Bible Church of Roswell, Fulton County, Ga., the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, MENSA and Intertel IQ associations. He was listed in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry" and in "Who's Who in Insurance." Robert was inducted in to the Barberton Schools' Academic/Career Hall of Fame a few weeks after his death. He is survived by sons Christian G. of Cumming and Clayton L. of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif.; sister Alice Goodall of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.; and brother Frank of Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister Jean Ross. and his wife, Vesta, who died Mar. 24, 2001. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery in McCutchenville, Wyandot County, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg College, American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.


"Bobbie" [Merton Hog, John Edward, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], the president and owner of Geological Logging Co., died Jan. 8, 2008, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. He was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Three Rivers, Live Oak County, Texas, where he was the eldest of seven children, to Merton and Emma Mae (Commander) Parmley. He grew up in Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas, and attended Baylor University in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. He later made his home in Oklahoma City where he ran his logging company for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served in the Navy, a Master Mason, India Temple Shriner, and member of the American Quarter Horse Assn. He loved "shooting the breeze" with his friends, traveling, and being with his horses. Bobbie is survived by son Robert W. of Oklahoma City; daughter Tamara of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev.; stepdaughter Karla Kerce Oklahoma City; sisters Kathryn Harriman and Paula Alexander; brothers Jerry, Freddie and James "Mert," all of Texas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sister Mary Francis Honeycutt. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation at 15441 Knoll Trail #190, Dallas, TX 75248. Services were in the chapel at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, 14624 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City OK 73134.


Robert [unplaced], a youth baseball and football coach in East Jackson, Jackson County, Mich., died Jan. 21, 2008. He was born Oct. 22, 1964. Robert, an avid Chicago Bears fan, was a volunteer firefighter when he lived in Virginia. His survivors include wife Carolynn (Midili); sons Shaun, Todd, Robert Jr., Christopher, Gabriel and Jonathan; grandchildren Robert, Allyn and Kaleb; mother and stepfather Kathleen and Terry L. Snow; brothers Douglass, Melvin and Craig; and nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his father, William Douglas Gates Parmele Sr.; and brothers William Jr. and Leroy.


Rodd [Richard Alston, Theron "Parm" Storer, George Vader, John Franklin, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John], a 17-year employee of General Electric, died June 16, 2008, in Des Plaines, Cook County, Ill., after a lingering illness. Formerly of Glenview, Cook County, Ill., Rodd was living in Arlington Heights, Cook County, Ill. He was born April 16, 1965, in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., was a graduate of New Trier High School and received a bachelor's degree from Luther College in Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. Glenn had been employed in the Genworth Division's claims department of General Electric. He is survived by parents Richard Alston and Carolyn Jean (King) Parmelee of Glenview, and a sister, Renee Dombeck of Streamwood, Cook County, Ill. A memorial service was held at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home in Glenview. Interment was in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Memorial donations may be made to the Kenneth Young Center, 1001 Rohlwing Road, Elk Grove Village IL 60007.


Ruby, a retired seamstress at Weaver's pants factory and the wife of LeRoy [Ralph, James Alvis, Thomas J., Samuel, Samuel, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Dec. 14, 2008, in Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss. She was born March 2, 1925, the daughter of Arthur and Frances (Rowell) Sweatman, in Alcorn County. Ruby and Leroy were married in 1952. She was a member of the Lorraine Baptist Church in Guys, McNairy County, Tenn. In addition to her husband, Ruby is survived by sisters Mae Lowrance and Dorthy Downs, both of Corinth. She was preceded in death by brother Jack Sweatman and sisters Irene Lefler, Enolia McCain, Cordelia Leatherwood and Carrie Smith.


Sylvia, wife of Junior Parmley [unplaced] and doting grandmother who never missed a family gathering died Nov. 8, 2008, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Henry County, Mo. She was born July 11, 1955, in Henry County, the daughter of Dennis W. and Rosalie (Schussler) Sickman. Sylvia, who lived in Montrose, Henry County, Mo., enjoyed working in her flowerbeds and was a loving mother to her stepdaughters. Survivors include husband Junior; mother Rosalie Sickman of Montrose; stepdaughters Rebecca Collins of Clinton, Deborah Bergen of Montrose, and Ashley Parmley of Clinton; sisters Julie Nold of Texas, Claudia Higgins of Deepwater, Henry County, Mo., Deborah Nold of Montrose; granddaughters Laura Parmley of Clinton, Miranda Collins of Clinton; grandson Walker Bergen of Montrose; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Chris and David. Services were in the chapel of Consalus Funeral Home with Father John officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Montrose. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary's Cemetery.


Van [John "Watts" Watson, Allen Ambrose, Samuel, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a Standard Oil Co. operator and World War II veteran, died Oct. 21, 2008, at a hospital in Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas. He was born July 7, 1923, in Memphis, Hall County, Texas, the son of Watts and Ruby (Dickerson) Parmley. Van operated Standard outlets in Snyder and Kermit, and worked on the Walton Ranch as a hobby. During the war, he served in the U.S. Navy, aboard the Nevada in the Pacific and in Europe. He received a Purple Heart in 1945. Among his survivors are nephew Robert Cox and sister-in-law Marcelene Cox, both of Colorado City; a stepson; and three step-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, the former Edna Earl Cox, he was preceded in death by brother Edward and sisters Fairy Dell Blankenship and Christine Bayouth. Burial was at Colorado City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Kiker-Seale Funeral Home.


Varl, a farmer and lifelong resident of Rushville, Rush County, Ill., died May 29, 2008. He was born April 20, 1916, the son of Ercell and Ruth (Edwards) Gahimer. He married Betty Vaught on Oct. 16, 1937; she died in 1969. He married Marjorie Parmley [Dexter, Jefferson, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] on Feb. 14, 1970; she survives. Varl was a member of Rushville's 1st Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He attended Moscow Christian Church for more than 50 years where he had served as an elder, board member and Sunday school teacher. A member of Gideon International for 25 years, he spoke at more than 100 churches. A member of the Christian Student Foundation at Ball State University, he raised and showed red poll cattle at many fairs, his animals winning many first places. He was a past member and past president of the Lions Club in Manilla, Rush County, Ind. His other survivors include daughters Norene Wright of Manilla and Earlene Wheeler of Waldron, Shelby County, Ind.; stepdaughters Donna Wilson of Rushville, Libby O’Connor of Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind., and Debbie Dill of Rushville; brother, Dean of Waldron; sisters Aileen Jones of Middletown, Henry County, Ind., Nedra Carder of Moscow, Rush County, Ind., and Marlene Kappes of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary, and a brother, Haskell. Burial was in Arlington East Hill Cemetery. Moster Mortuary in Rushville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 154, Rushville, IN 46173; or the 1st Baptist Church of Rushville.


Yvonne, widow of Eugene H. Parmelee [Harry William, William Harry, Harry William, Jasper Ward, Timothy, Bryan, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], of Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., died Aug. 30, 2008. She was born March 25, 1925, the daughter of Leo G. and Ethel (Miller) Severance, in Montdale, Lackawanna County, Pa. Violet was a strong, independent woman who raised five children and a grandson by herself. Among her survivors are son Jeff of North Carolina; daughters Sheri Bollen and Pam Pepper, both of Elmira, and Kathy Voorhees of Lowman, Chemung County, N.Y.; sister Leona Fronk of Hornell, Steuben County, NY; and 11 grand-, 19 great-grand- and 14 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by son Ronald; brothers Robert and Richard; sister Marge; and granddaughter Shannon. The Olthof Funeral Home of Elmira was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery; donations will be accepted to offset the cost of Violet's headstone.


Yvonne, of Grand Cove Estates in Grand Bend, Lambton County, Ontario, and formerly of nearby London, died Sept. 12, 2008, at South Huron Hospital in Exeter, Huron County, Ontario. She was 56. Among her survivors are husband Jim Parmley [Stanley H., Chester Williford, Chester Nelson, Frederick David, William Cockfield, Solomon (?), Mark, Mark, Job, John, John]; sons Sean of London and Dean of Ridgetown, Kent County, Ontario; grandsons Zach, Mason, and Kyle; and sister Veronica Blanchard of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Valarie (Gente) Ashby. Cremation with interment was at London's Medway Cemetery. T. Harry Hoffman & Sons Funeral Home of Dashwood was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society or a charity of choice.


Glenn [Arthur H., Braxton "Brack" Dick, James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime resident of Jamestown, Tuolumne County, Calif., died May 20, 2008, at a hospital in Reno, Washoe County, Nev. He was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., and lived in Jamestown for more than 20 years. He retired after 21 years in the Navy, serving during the Korea and Vietnam wars, and was active in the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard. He worked for 18 years as a city employee in National City, San Diego County, Calif. Glenn enjoyed bowling, fishing and being with friends at the VFW post. In addition to Marie, his wife of 54 years, Glenn is survived by sons Ronald of San Diego, and James of Mobile, Mobile County, Ala.; daughters Glenda Heintz of Oceanside, San Diego County, Calif., and Colleen Knipfer of Xenia, Greene County, Ohio; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters Sylva Brownlee, Betty Boyle and Eola Schultz. He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home of Sonoma, Calif., is handling arrangements.


William [Ralph, James Alvis, Thomas J., Samuel, Samuel, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a custodian for the McNairy County (Tenn.) Board of Education at Michie Elementary, died June 10, 2008, in Michie. He was born June 14, 1930, the son of Ralph and Gertrude Robinson Parmley, in McNairy County. He was a member of the Emanuel Tabernacle Church in Stantonville. In addition to his wife, the former Natha Sweatman, survivors include sons William E. and Charles R., both of Michie; daughters Geneva Dunlap and Regina Rowland, both of Selmer, McNairy County, Tenn.; brothers Ralph of Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., Leroy of Corinth, Alcorn County, Miss.; sisters Nellie Dickey of Pocahontas, McNairy County, Tenn., Pearl Curtis of Ramer, McNairy County, Tenn., Helen and Ethel Parmley, both of Corinth; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert "Bobbie" J.: James "Arthur" A. and Thomas M. Parmley.

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