MEMORIAL PARK

OBITUARIES
2015

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ADELA (KRUGER) PARMELEE 1929-2015

Adela, widow of James "Lou" Lewis Parmelee [James Thompson, Cornelius C., Timothy Judson, Lyman, Amos, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a 60-year resident of Bethlehem, Litchfield County, Conn., died July 19, 2015, at Middlebury Convalescent Home in Middlebury, New Haven, Conn. Adela was born Jan. 16, 1929, in New York City, the daughter of Daniel and Ella Kruger, and grew up in Krumville, Ulster County, N.Y. Adela was a nurse before she married. She enjoyed country living, was an avid gardener and enjoyed bird-watching and crossword puzzles. While her children were in school, she was involved with the PTO and was the 4-H leader of the Golden Threads. She and Lou were members of various antique car clubs, the last being the Connecticut Crankin' Yanks. Adela is survived by a Robert Parmelee of Bethlehem, Litchfield County, Conn.; daughters Jamie Norris of Palm Coast, Flagler County, Fla., and Joan Arnold of Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn.; sister Hilda Westcott of Florida; brother George Kruger of New York; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by brothers William and Walter Kruger. Burial was at Bethlehem's Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 401, Bethlehem CT 06751.

BETTY JANE PARMELEE 1921-2015

Betty, widow of Roy E. Parmelee [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.

BURNIS 'CARL' CARL PARMELEE 1927-2015

Carl [Burnis "Bernie" Carl, Frank Edward, Ambrose "Andrew," Nathan Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John], who founder and owner of Parmelee's TV Service for 30 years, died April 10, 2015, in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y. He was born June 6, 1927, in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., the son of Bernie and Ruth (Schnurbusch) Parmelee. He and Dorothy Ruth Shelford were married June 12, 1948, at the 1st Baptist Church of Elmira; she died in March. Carl was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy. His first jobs included working at the Spaulding Bakery Store his father managed and being a railroad signalman. After he retired at 61, he began a second career as a dedicated volunteer, working for the Red Cross -- he was recognized for donating more than 29 gallons to area blood banks -- and other community agencies. He attended human rights rallies and once ran for mayor of Elmira. He was a long-time member of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Big Flats. Among his survivors are son David of Phillipsburg, Warren County, N.J.; sisters Lillian Hollis and Mildred Carroll; and grandchildren David, Jasmin and Terry Parmelee. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by son Lawrence "Larry" and sister Phyllis Welshans. The Kalec Funeral Home of Elmira was in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES K. PARMLEY 1922-2015

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 son Charles Jr. of Elkhorn, Douglas County, Neb.; daughter Christina Parmley of Charlotte, Eaton County, Mich.; grandsons Preston and Colton Parmley and granddaughter Ashton Parmley; 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.

CLARABETH 'CEBE' (PARMELEE) PETERSON 1925-2015

Cebe [Paul Ross, Oliver Ellsworth, William Henry, George Edward, Oliver, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], of Canaan, Litchfield County, Conn.., and formerly of New York City, died Dec. 3, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., on Jan. 7, 1925, the daughter of Paul and Marian Elizabeth (Prince) Parmelee. Her husband, Charles Gordon Peterson, died in June, 2010. Cebe graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Boone County, Mo., and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons to train to be an occupational therapist. While a student in New York, she lived at International House where her love of diverse peoples and their cultures was awakened. She took up weaving, and traveled extensively. Cebe also treasured summers at a log cabin built by her father at Sunset Lake in New Jersey. She is survived by son Christopher of Norfolk, Litchfield County, Conn.; daughters Pamela of New York City, and Wendy Faxon of Falmouth, Barnstable County, Mass.; and two grandchildren. Cebe was predeceased by brothers George and Charles, and sister Marjorie (Parmelee) Pepitone. Arrangements were handled by Montano-Shea of Winsted, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Lighthouse Guild, Attn.: Development Department, 15 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023.

DONALD BURROUGHS PARMELEE 1928-2015

Don [Donald Burroughs, Samuel Benjamin, Eliab Harvey, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a 36-year employee of the Southern California Edison Co., died May 20, 2015, in Banning, Riverside County, Calif.. He was a longtime resident of Twin Peaks, San Bernardino County, Calif., and Palm Springs, Riverside County, Calif., and was a volunteer firefighter for the Crest Forest Fire District. Don was born May 4, 1923, the son of Donald and Mildred A. (Moon) Parmelee, in California. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in Italy and was a member of American Legion Post 0363 in Lake Arrowhead. He enjoyed RVing and annual trips to Dana Point. His survivors include sons Dick and Donald; daughter Debbie; sister Barbara; 11 grand- and 16 great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by wife Doris, son David and brother Jack. His ashes were spread at sea near Point Loma.

FLOYD COLLINS PARMLEY 1928-2015

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.

HILDA L. (CLARK) PARMLEY 1915-2015

Hilda, widow of Edward T. Parmley [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.

JANINE (NICHOLS) PARMELEE 1960-2015

Janine, wife of Luther "Luke" Hart Parmelee 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.

JEAN M. (PETERSON) PARMELEE 1925-2015

Jean, a resident of Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Mich., and widow of David Freeland Parmelee [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.

JUDITH ANN (PARMELEE) TAPSCOTT 1938-2015

Judy [Clifford "Franklin" Franklin, Henry "Frank" Franklin, James Cooke, Rufus H., Henry K., Henry, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], widow of Harold "Bill" Tapscott, died Jan. 7, 2015, at her home in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y. She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Geneva, the daughter of Clifford and Margaret (Carney) Parmelee. She and Bill were married on Jan. 28, 1957, and together they raised five children. Judy's fondest times were shopping, yard-sale and dining-out excursions with her sister-in-law and best friend, Beverly Edwards. She is survived by sons Bill, Tim and Rob Tapscott; daughters Debbie Carlson and Trisha Lyons; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother Gary Parmelee of Florida. In addition to husband, she was predeceased by brothers Clifford "Bud," Earl and Gail Parmelee; and sister Margaret Marino. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery. The McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home in Geneva was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Thrive to Survive, a nonprofit that provides support to adults in Geneva who are fighting cancer, PO Box 1146, Geneva, N.Y. 14456, or to Ontario-Yates Hospice.

MARK PARMLEY 1962-2015

Mark [Oliver, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Wayne County, Ky., died July 29, 2015. He was born Aug. 23, 1962, the son of Oliver and Lyda (Stringer) Parmley. He married Carol (Bertram) who survives as do daughter Rebecca Parmley, three brothers and three sisters. He was preceded in death by son Brandon, and brothers Rex, Eric and Larry. Burial was in the Parnell Methodist Church Cemetery. The family requested that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Mark Parmley Memorial Fund. The Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MARY ELLEN (PARMLEY) TAYLOR 1935-2015

Mary [William Lloyd, William E., William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a phlebotomist at Plasma Alliance for many years, died Nov. 25, 2015. She was born Sept. 21, 1935, the daughter of William and Goldie (Martin) Parmley, in Locust Grove, Mayes County, Okla. She graduated from Locust Grove High School in 1953 and attended Sheridan Christian Center for many years. She is survived by sons Bobby Jenkins and Marcus Taylor, both of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla.; daughters Gail Fleming of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., and Angela Stewart of Tulsa; sister Nancy Gibson of Tulsa; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Hoyle Gene Parmley; and sisters Betty Snodgrass and Ruby Herndon.

MYRTIE G. PARMLEY 1920-2015

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 (PARMELEE) WELSHANS 1930-2015

Phyllis [Burnis "Bernie" Carl, Frank Edward, Ambrose "Andrew," Nathan Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John], widow of Henry Hubert Welshans, died Feb. 7, 2015, at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, Schuyler County, N.Y. She was born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., the daughter of Bernie and Ruth (Schnurbusch) Parmelee, on April 30, 1930. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy and the Elmira Business Institute and worked for a time at the Elmira College Bookstore. She was a member of the 1st Baptist churches of Elmira and Montour Falls. She enjoyed singing in the choir, bowling, needle crafts and volunteered with the food bank, the church food pantry, Crop Walk and Habitat for Humanity. She is survived by son Timothy; daughters Drusilla Welshans, Susan McConnell and Tammy Verity; brother Carl; sisters Lillian Hollis and Mildred Carroll; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the 1st Baptist Church, P.O. Box 578, Montour Falls, NY 14865.

PHYLLIS MAY (BEGELL) PARMLEY 1920-2015

Phyllis, widow of Thomas Clay Parmley [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.

RICHARD W. PARMELEE 1938-2015

Richard [Wellington B., Winfield Scott, Wellington L., Lorenzo Asahel, Asahel, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died May 7, 2015, in Guilford, New Haven County, Conn. He worked for 35 years for the Southern New England Telephone Co. in the central office on the frame. He was born April 6, 1938, to Wellington and Florence D. (Anderson) Parmelee. Richard grew up in the home of his uncle and aunt, Albert and Helen (Thomas) Anderson, after his mother's death. He loved boating, trains, NASCAR and UConn women’s basketball. Richard was preceded in death by sisters Barbara Meyer, Eleanor Rossiter, Jacquelyn Linsley and Florence Naas. He is survived by Susan Breese, Candace Simons, Edward Armour and Daniel Simons, all of Guilford; Gregory Linsley and Rob Rossiter of Branford, New Haven County, Conn.; and Milton Rossiter of Orange, New Haven, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

SHARON LEE (BUSSINGER) PARMELEE 1944-2015

Sherry, a resident of Palmetto, Manatee County, Fla., and wife of Douglas Richard Parmelee [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.

STANLEY EDWARD PARMLEY 1953-2015

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] in Burkesville.

WILLIAM J. PARMELEE 1928-2015

William [William J., William W., Owen J., Jehiel Nettleton, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a retired educator, died Oct. 27, 2015. He was born Nov. 17, 1928, son William J. and Rose (Allard) Parmelee, in Derby, New Haven County, Conn. William was a teacher and principal for the Oxford Central School and Woodbury Middle School. He was a member of the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan after World War II, and the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Margaret "Peggy," he is survived by son William III of Renton, King County, Wash.; grandsons William IV and Taylor, both of Kansas. He was predeceased by brother Robert. Services were private. The Ralph Hull Funeral Home of Seymour was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Athena Hospice and Homecare, 112 Washington Ave., North Haven 06473.

WILMA (REYNOLDS) PARMLEY 1943-2015

Wilma, wife of Andrew Parmley [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.

WINIFRED (LeCLAIR) PARMELEE 1936-2015

Winifred, retired cafeteria manager at Haddam Killingworth High School and widow of Waldo Eugene Parmelee [George Waldo, George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Jan. 7, 2015, at Middlesex Health Care, Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. She was born Feb. 17, 1936, in Nichols, Fairfield County, Conn., the daughter of William and Ruth (Perkins) LeClair. Winifred, who lived in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., was member of the Polish Falcons. She is survived by sons Waldo Jr. and Jonathan, both of Higganum, Middlesex County, Conn., and Michael, Wayne and Donald, all of Haddam; brother Raymond of Old Lyme, New London County, Conn.; sisters Shirley Monte of Deep River, Middlesex County, Conn. and Frances Woitysiak of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Wayne and William. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haddam Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 194, Higganum, CT 06441, or the Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 48, Higganum, CT 06441.

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