DEATHS: 1995-1999

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The oldest family members that I am aware of have been Ruth (Latham) Parmelee, 107, of Denver; Sarah Walton (Parmele) Cooke, 106, of Austin, Texas; Frank P. Parmley, 105, a longtime employee of the Buffalo News; Constance D. (Phillips) Palmerlee Douglas, 102, of Seattle, a schoolteacher; Cleo Alice (Parmley) Jenkins, 101, a U.S. Postal Service worker; and Hazel (De Rade) Parmelee of Buffalo, N.Y., and Eliza Esther (Ullery) Parmley, of New Carlisle, Ind., who both lived to 100.

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"Fran," wife of Earl Kenneth / Kenneth Earl [Benjamin Edward, George Washington, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], died Dec. 22, 1999, of ovarian cancer at the home of her daughter in Deltona, Volusia County, Fla. She was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Clarenden, Donley County, Texas. She lived in Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Okla., and worked for the H&R Block tax service for many years and moved to Florida after her husband died in 1993. Her first husband was Doyle Lee Lake, who died when she was 22. Her second marriage was on Sept. 13, 1949, at Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. She is survived by daughters Virginia Walsh of Daytona and Maevis Gordley of Orlando, Orange County, Fla.; sons Larry D. Lake of Gainesville, Fla., Alachua County, Fla., Kenneth Parmelee of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., and Gary Parmelee of Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.


Mary [Alfred A., Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Guntersville, Ala., died Dec. 19, 1999, at a local hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1920, the daughter of Alfred A. and Bridget "Virgie" Emma (Boyer) Parmeley. Survivors included her husband, Roland; a son, Victor of Guntersville; two sisters, Emma Torbett of Arkansas and Virginia McBride of Missouri; three brothers, Steve, Paul and Thomas Parmeley, all of Missouri; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral Mass was recited at St. William Catholic Church in Guntersville, followed by burial at Marshall Memorial Garden. The Carr Funeral Home of Guntersville was in charge of arrangements.


Donna, of Columbus, Cherokee County, Kans., died Nov. 2, 1999, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness. Donna was the wife of Dr. James Lee [Ira Lee, James Mabie, Walter, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], who survives her. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, at Junction City, Geary County, Kans., the daughter of Walter and Gussie Elnora (Farmer) Smith. She worked as a nurse's aide and as a chiropractic assistant to her husband. She is also survived by a son, James "Rick" Parmele of Columbus; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Nelson of Joplin, Mo.; a brother, Paul Smith of Raymore, Mo.; five sisters, Betty Berry of Bettendorf, Iowa, Leah Smith of Salina, Kans., Laura Smith of Chicago, Nona Lindsay of Lenexa, Kans., and Pat Brazeal of Squire, Mo.; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the 1st Christian Church of Columbus.


James [Amos Guy Leo, Andrew "Jackson" James, John, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Mo., died Oct. 19, 1999, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs. He was an Army retiree and a veteran of World War II. James was born April 1, 1921, at Carbondale, Jackson County, Ill. He is survived by Brenda, his wife of 24 years; a daughter, Vicky, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; a son, Mark, of Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo; and two sisters, Gertrude Gibson of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev., and Maxine Rogers of Cabondale. Burial was at the Jackson County Veterans Field of Honor. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Janice, of Guilford, New Haven County, Conn., died Oct. 16, 1999. She was the wife of Sherwood E. [Earl Lindsley, George Horace, Horace Dudley, Jonathan, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Isaac, John, John]. Janice was born Jan. 9, 1927. Her funeral was at Guilford's 1st Congregational Church, the original home lot of John Parmelee Sr., and she was buried at Alderbrook Cemetery. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Steven E. of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn., Scott R. and David B.,both of Guilford; a daughter, Kristin, of East Haven, New Haven County, Conn; a brother, Edward H. Rollins of Mystic, New London County, Conn.; three grandchildren, Stephanie, Westin and Dana Marie Parmelee; and two great-grandchildren, Kendall and Lindsey Parmelee. Contributions may be made in her memory to Middlesex Hospital Home Care, 51 Broad St., Middletown, Conn. 06457.


Ethel [Edward, --?--] died Oct. 12, 1999, at her home at McLeansboro, Saline County, Ill., .She had been a cook and waitress at McLeansboro-area restaurants. She was a member of McLeansboro First Baptist Church. She was born Aug. 31, 1913, in McLeansboro to Edward and Myrtle (Smith) Parmley. She married Lawrence “Kakie” Thompson, who preceded her in death. Services were at Gholson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial was at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro. Survivors include one son, Neil Thompson of Owasso, Tulsa and Rogers counties, Okla.; several grand and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jewell (Parmley) Kinnear.


Charles [Myron Gloyd, Myron Holly, William Elias, Bela, Reuben, John, John, John, John, John], a radio broadcaster whose voice helped wake up Toledoans for decades, died Oct. 9, 1999, of complications from heart disease at Imperial Point Medical Center near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Fla.. He was born Oct. 10, 1929, at Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pa. For more than 20 years, Chuck hosted "The Alarm Clock" morning show on WSPD, then the dominant radio station in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, often earning more than half of the areas total listenership. "He was the morning man in Toledo," said Jim Rudes, a former colleague at WSPD who went on to a career in television. "Everybody listened to Chick Parmelee in the morning." He was born and raised in Toledo and graduated from Scott High School before attending Purdue University, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in business education. He began working at WSPD in 1948 and stayed there until 1973. His only break was during the Korean War, when he assisted the war effort by broadcasting on the Far East Network to American and U.N. troops. After the war, he hosted the morning show which featured news, discussion of the day's events, and top 40 music. "What I remember about him is that he was such a pleasant guy on the air," Rudes said. "There was no abrasion at all Just a pleasant guy nothing like you hear today with these shock jocks. He just had a pleasing personality." Every hour, anchor Jim Uebelhart would read the day's news, and the two would often chat on air between segments. "I remember growing up and listening to him before going to school" said his nephew Robb Parmelee, now a teacher at Clay High School. "He always had to go to bed early to get up that early," Outside the studio, Chuck was noted for his forever boyish looks. "That man just did not age," Mr. Rudes said. His young looks ruined his one brief stint on TV in the 1950s when he was almost 30. "He was doing a beer commercial," Robb said. "But nobody could believe that this guy doing the commercial was of legal dunking age, and the station got a lot of complaints. He got pulled back to radio." In 1956, when Elvis Presley played the Toledo Sports Arena, Chuck scored an interview with the singer, who was fresh out of his Army service. Later in life, he liked to give others prints of the photo taken of him and The King. Chuck left WSPD in 1973 when management decided to overhaul its on-air staff. He moved to Florida and worked at several radio stations there, including doing a motivational talk show on a faith-based station, his nephew said. But he developed emphysema and was unable to do much talking without tiring. As his voice weakened, he switched to an FM station that didn't require much talking between songs and. finally, to doing radio commercials. By age 64, he couldn't work any longer. "That may seem like an appropriate retirement age, but he was the kind of guy who liked to keep going all the time," his nephew said. Survivors include mother Mildred; nephews Charles II and Robb Parmelee.


George [unplaced] a welder from Oakhurst, Tulsa County, Okla., was found dead in the 4300 block of W. 56th Street in Tulsa on Oct. 7, 1999. The initial investigation indicated that he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident, but the Medical Examiner's Office found that his death was caused by multiple blunt trauma, officials said. The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office wouldn't release any other information about the case, a spokesman said, but court records show that he was hit by a vehicle. He was born April 20, 1938. Services were at North Heights Free Will Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Creek County, Okla. The Mark Griffith Memorial-Westwood mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Caroline, widow of Edmund Timothy [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel, Joel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., died Sept. 22, 1999, at Hartford Hospital. She was born July 15, 1926, in Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham. She was a member of the Church of the Epiphany and a past master of Durham Grange No. 57. Edmund preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Carol Brauer of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn., and Joyce Kellish of Durham; sister Nancy Wimler of Durham; two grandchildren; a step-grandson; two great- grandchildren; several aunts and many nieces and nephews. The funeral was at the Church of the Epiphany in Durham. Burial was at Pine Grove Cemetery in Durham. Donations may be sent to the Church of the Epiphany Building Fund, 196 Main St., Durham, CT 06422 or to the Caroline Parmelee Memorial Fund, c/o Regional School District 13, 135-A Pickett Lane, Durham, CT 06422.


"Pop" [Dan Durkee, Franklin Abner, Philander, Samuel, Samuel, Ezra, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, died Sept. 20, 1999, at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital. Pop was born April 1, 1920, grew up in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, and received a bachelor's degree in music form the College of Wooster in 1942. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, for extra public school music credit and received his master's in music from the Cincinnati Conservatory. In World War II, he was a member of the 20th Armored Cavalry Division. Afterward, he taught in the Brecksville and West Geauga school systems, and retired as then band director at Doylestown High School in Wayne County, Ohio. Pop belonged to the Sparrow Lodge F&AM in Sunbury, Montgomery County, Ohio, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty (Geesling) Parmelee; two daughters, Betty Lynne Bury of Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, and Joanne Eber of Bay Village, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Burial was at Mentor Cemetery, Lake County, Ohio. The family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Heartland Region, 155 Ken Mar Parkway, Broadview heights, OH 44147; the American Heart Association, 4916 Hills & Dales Road NW, Canton OH 44708; or the band department of Chippewa High School, 100 Valleyview Road, Doylestown OH 44230.


Elva, of De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., died Sept. 19, 1999. Elva and her husband, "Sleep" [Roy, Alfred A., Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], both longtime dairy farmers, were found bludgeoned on the floor of the family farmhouse. She died during the attack; he lingered in a coma until December. Their 25-year-old son, Max, who has a history of mental problems, was charged in the case. They are also survived by eight other sons--Dan, Harold, Karl, John, Joe, Todd, Adam and Mitch--and four daughters--Cindy Latham, Debbie Fitzgerald, Sherry and Belle Parmeley. They were buried at De Soto's Calvary Cemetery.


Virginia, of Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio, died Sept. 11, 1999, at Hospice of Dayton, in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. She was 77. Virginia was born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., the daughter of William and Agnes (Sheeran) Ross. She worked as a secretary for the Detroit Lions football team. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard [unplaced] in 1970. Her survivors include a son, Robert, of Plymouth, Minn.; three daughters, Patti Agenbroad of Springboro, Ohio, Kathy Mullaney of Cincinnati, and Chrissy Sheshire of Hillsboro, Ohio; one grandson; three granddaughters,;a great-grandson; and a brother, Robert. Burial was at the Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church section of Fairfield Cemetery at Fairborn, Greene County, Ohio.


Della, widow of Donald E. [Archie John, James Wilbur, Melvin Augustus, Ellsworth, Sylvanus, John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died on Aug. 31, 1999, at Evergreen Laurel Care Center in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont., where she had been a resident for about four and one-half years. Della was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Denver, Denver County, Colo., to Albert R. and Della May (Bowers) Winchester. She moved to Montana with her parents and siblings in 1913 to Pompeys Pillar and they homesteaded north of there. In 1918 they moved to Billings where Della went to school until 1921. They moved to Washington and California, then in 1923 they moved back to Montana. Della married Joe Lloyd Wilson on Jan. 8, 1929. They lived at Nibbe and then north of Pompeys Pillar until 1943 when they moved to Hysham. He died May 2, 1967, and Della kept busy with her grandchildren and her hobbies, especially raising flowers. She loved music and loved to dance and continued to dance after she entered the care center. She moved to Billings in 1970 and to Shepherd in 1972. She married Donald E. Parmely on Oct. 8, 1977; he died Oct. 6, 1994. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Runkle, Mabel Morris, Clara Luthwood and Mary Curtis; three brothers, Ray, Melvin and Ralph Winchester; one daughter, Betty McHenry Roberts; and one grandson. Della is survived by a brother, Albert R. Winchester of Moses Lake, Wash.; two daughters, Shirley (Lloyd) Welch of Billings and Pattie I. Williams of Hysham; six grandsons, five granddaughters, 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements were handled by Smith Downtown Chapel. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Evergreen Laurel Care Center.


Sarah, of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., died Aug. 28, 1999, at Hoosick Falls Heath Care Center after a long illness. Sarah was born in Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. She married Walter [Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] on June 16, 1933. They lived throughout New England, residing for many years at Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. She was preceded in death by Walter and a 6-year-old daughter, Patricia Anne, in 1941. Her survivors include daughters Susan Daney of Espanola, N.M., and the Rev. Jane P. Harmes of Placitas, N.M., and five grandchildren.


Maria, of Poulsbo, Wash., died Aug. 27, 1999, at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. She was the wife of Daniel Alfred [Daniel A., David H., Silas, Augustus, Truman, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], whom she married on Jan. 7, 1956, in Himmerod, West Germany. Maria worked as a seamstress for the Martha & Mary Health Center from 1970-80. Maria was born Oct. 23, 1909, in Eisenschmitt, Germany, the daughter of Mathias and Elisabeth (Flesh) Lauer. In 1969, the Parmleys moved to Poulsbo from England. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Raphaela Reavis of Owings, Md., and Daniela of Seattle; a sister, Thea Keip of Eisenschmitt; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Olaf's Catholic Church and burial was at Cherry Grove Memorial Park.


Wilma, of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kans., the widow of Charles A. "Doc" [William Parin, Joel Parin, Parin "Payne," Elihu, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died July 12, 1999, at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City. She was born March 17, 1919, in Pierce City, Lawrence County, Mo., and lived at Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Mo., from 1953-93, when she moved to Kansas City. She was a bookkeeper for MFA for 20 years, retiring in 1982, and a member of Mount Vernon's Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a son, Charles A., of Kansas City; a daughter, Barbara J. Wilson, of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was at the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery at Monett, Barry County, Mo. The family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Paul, husband of Helen Dorothy [Edgar, Marcus "Mark" Hurlbut, James Clark, Marcus Beecher, Noah, Noah, Stephen, John, John], died June 26, 1999, at the Morgan County Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Morgan County, Ind. He was born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., on Aug. 24, 1918, the son of Arthur and Minnie (Angle) Allgood. He and Helen were married Nov. 20, 1937, in Brown County, Ind. Paul had worked as a truck driver for Midwest Frozen Food, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Kil-O-Watt Hoppers Square Dancing, the American Legion and the Teamsters Union. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps at Spokane, Wash., during Work War II. Among his survivors are his widow, sons Paul II of Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz., and Rick of Greenwood, Johnson County, Ind.; daughters Bobbi Bennett of Martinsville, Florence Keever, Shirley Downton and Peggy Henshaw, all of Indianapolis, and Marjorie Russell, Wanda Woods and Barbara Wood of Greenwood; brother Eugene of Greenfield; 30 grandchildren and several grand-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Eugene; brother Norman; and three grandchildren children. Burial was in Johnson County's Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Nora [unplaced], owner of Parmley's Service Station in Colcord, Delaware County, Okla., died June 6, 1999. She was born March 10, 1930. Services were at the Church of Christ.Wasson in Siloam Springs, Benton County, Ark.


Georgia [unplaced] died May 16, 1999, at Poteau, Le Flore County, Okla. She was born Oct. 13, 1912. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery, Glendale, Le Flore County, Okla.


Virginia [Thomas Moore, Henry Anson, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] died April 26, 1999, at Rolling Hills Healthcare Center, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind.. Virginia, the daughter of Thomas Moore and Emma Lorena (Geilsel) Parmelee, was born Jan. 1, 1903, at St. Louis, Mo. She was a retired office manager for Mutual Benefit Life General Agency in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., a volunteer for American Red Cross and a former member of Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority, Fortnightly Study Club and Trinity United Methodist Church. She was married to Lester F. Sisloff on July 13, 1931, at Louisville; he died in 1954. Survivors include a son, Donald L. Sisloff, and two grandchildren. The Market Street Chapel of Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville was in charge of arrangements.


Charles [Charles Emery, Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, died April 26, 1999, at his home. He was an artist and an art collector. He was born May 29, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved with his family in 1952 to Salt Lake City. He attended the Stewart and Colorado Rocky Mountain schools before studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of Utah, Utah Trade Technical College and Navajo Community College. He enjoyed music, hiking and skiing. For many years he cared for his mother, Virginia (Butterworth) Parmalee, who died in 1997. Also preceding him in death were his father, Dr. Charles Emery Parmalee, and a brother, Paul McMillan Parmalee. He is survived by three sisters, Patty Lee Parmalee of New York City, Clare Ann Parmalee of Washington, D.C., and Catherine Howe "Cricket" Parmalee of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md.; and a niece and nephew, China and Joseph Parmalee.


Jeff [James Early, James Early, James Jefferson, James M., Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], of Comanche, Comanche County, Texas, was killed April 23, 1999, in a construction accident in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Jeff fell about 10 feet from a ladder at the site of the Clint Small Middle School. He was born Jan. 16, 1958, the son of James Early and Marianne Parmele. Survivors include his parents, of Comanche. Burial was at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.


La Donna died April 14, 1999, at a hospital in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, after a lifelong battle with heart problems. She was born April 26, 1965, the daughter of Donnie and KeaKa Callahan. She was a 1983 graduate of Midland High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Baylor University in 1987. She is survived by her husband of five years, Shannon [Charles, --?--] of Fort Worth; her parents; aand a brother, Kenneth. Mount Olivet Funeral Home of Fort Worth was in charge of arrangements. A memorial service was conducted at St. Anne's Episcopal Church.


Peggy [unplaced] of Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease on Feb 24, 1999, at the Corydon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa. She was 89. She was born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, and had lived in Lucas and Wayne counties most of her life. She owned and operated Russell Corner Restaurant and Peggy's Cafe in Corydon before retiring in 1976. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Shouse of Chariton; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services were at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, and burial was at Chariton Cemetery.


Goldie, widow of William Dwight "Dwight" [Austin Eugene, Andrew Mullen, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Feb. 16, 1999, at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center in McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Ill. She was a member of McLeansboro 1st General Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters Carol Peggram and Beverly J. Shelton, both of McLeansboro; son Richard Dwight Parmley of McLeansboro; sister Rose Kirkpatrick of McLeansboro; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five stepgreat- grandchildren. Husband Dwight died in 1998. Burial was at McLeansboro Odd Fellows Cemetery. Harre Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


LaVonne-Myree [Leslie William, Albion True, James Edward, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired music teacher died Feb. 10, 1999, at a nursing home in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kans. She had taught in the Cedar Point, Downs, Marquette, Alexander and Partridge schools. LaVonne-Myree was born Feb. 18, 1930, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Leslie William and Esther Mae (Bailey) Parmley. She was graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1949 and from Wichita State University in 1954. She earned a master's degree in music education in 1972 at Emporia State University. LaVonne-Myree was a member of First Christian Church and the choir at the church, Silver Leaf Chapter No. 464 of the Order of the Eastern Star and Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, all in Hutchinson. Survivors include brother Roland of Topeka. Shawnee County, Kans. Burial was at Fairlawn Burial Park. The Elliott Mortuary Chapel in Hutchinson was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Good Samaritan Center in Hutchinson and sent in care of the mortuary.


Bessie [Newland Muhlenburg, Henson Greenland, Aladdin "Burg," John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], widow of Hobart Grooms of Palmer, Grundy County, Tenn., died Jan. 28, 1999, at Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Marion County, Tenn. She was born July 24, 1901, the daughter of Newland Muhlenburg and Myrtle (Kilgore) Parmley. She is survived by daughters Melba Wilson of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., Bessie Massey of Houston, Haris County, Texas, and Joyce Scruggs of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn.; sons Howard of Chattanooga, Douglas of Palmer, and Harold of McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn.; twin sisters Gertrude (Parmley) Cribs Watkins of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., and Flora (Parmley) Brown of Coalmont, Grundy County, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Layne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ernest , a resident of Norwalk, Fairfield County, Conn., died Jan. 15, 1999, at Norwalk Hospital. He was born in New Milford, New Haven County, Conn., on April 30, 1912, a son of Ernest and Leta (Parmaley) Parmallee Sr. He is survived by brother Henry of Bethel, Fairfield County, Conn.; sisters Dorothy Lengel of Florida and Fannie Dreback of Louisiana; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Arietta Parmallee and Leta Davis, and brother Kenneth G. Parmallee. Cremation Services of Western Connecticut, 55 Main St., Danbury, was in charge of arrangements.



Lydia, widow of Eugene D. [Parris E., Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Dec. 20, 1998, after an extended illness at the Holy Cross Care and Rehabilitation Center in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind. She was born March 16, 1925, at North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Ind. She and Eugene were married there Oct. 30, 1942. Survivors include daughter Carol L. Nunley of North Liberty, St. Joseph County, Ind.; sons Craig A. and Douglas E., both of Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Ind.; sisters Bonnie Workman of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind., Dixie Savoie of Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Ind., and Kay Renz of LaPaz, Marshall County, Ind.; and brothers Charles Simms Sr. and Frank Simms Jr., both of North Liberty. Eugene died in 1987. The A.M. Manuel Funeral Home in North Liberty was in charge of arrangements.


David [Gale Freeland, Freeland D., Nathaniel Blanchard, John Orcutt, Hezekiah, Simeon, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] died Dec. 16, 1998, at his home in Las Vegas. He was a professor at the University of Minnesota and director of the school's Lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station for many years. He was curator of birds at the university's Bell Museum of Natural History from 1986 until his retirement in 1992, when he became research curator of ornithology at the Barrick Museum of Natural History at the University of Nevada. David was born at Oshkosh, Wisc., on June 20, 1924, the son of Gale Freeland and Helen D. (Mac Naughton) Parmelee. He is survived by his widow, Jean, and a daughter, Helen Bruzzone of San Jose, Calif.


Jack [Ellis Earl, George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Dec. 12, 1998, at his home in Waynesville, Brantley County, Ga. He was a Navy and Air Force veteran and retired from CBS Television in New York City as an electrical engineer with 20 years of service. He was a member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Union and the American Legion. Jack was born July 13, 1929, at Brunswick, Glynn County, Ga., the son of Ellis Earl and Dorothy Gertrude (Symons) Parmelee. He was married to Betty Flowers and Theresa ---. He is survived by son Michael J. of Long Island, N.Y.; daughters Joanne P. Hardy of Thomasville, Thomas County, Ga., and Janet of Albany, Doughery County, Ga.; brothers George E. of St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Ga., and Tony of Uniondale, Nassau County, N.Y.; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick was in charge of services.

JOHN D. PARMLEY 1946-1998

John [unplaced], an associate professor of secondary education at Kansas State University, died Dec. 2, 1998, after a recent illness. He was 52. John was born July 25, 1946. Before his 18-year tenure at Kansas, he was an agricultural education teacher in Nebraska and Colorado for 10 years. Active in the Future Farmers of America, he had served as a state officer in Colorado's FFA association. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. John did extensive work at Mesa Verde National Park and Hovenweep National Monument, designing educational materials for the classroom. His most recent research efforts using computer technologies were internationally recognized. Survivors include his widow, Dianna; son Scott of Manhattan, Riley County, Kans.; daughter Sarah of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo.; stepdaughters Kelly Sue May of Chicago, Cook County, Ill., and Misti May of Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kans.; sister Margaret (Parmley) Looney of Moab, Grand County, Utah; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Dolores, Montezuma County, Colo. A memorial for the Mesa Verde Museum Assn. has been established in his name; contributions can be made in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.


Raymond, husband of Elnora Parmley [Joseph, Thomas Jennison, Joseph Dawson, Maria, Joseph, Joseph, Henry, John, Edmond, John, --?--, Henry], died Oct. 8, 1998. He was born Sept.10, 1914, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, the son of Andrew Wiley and Ella Josephine (Davis) Gallacher. He worked for Ballard Motors in Utah for about eight years and for American Motors in many locations for about 40 years, including more than 20 years as a zone manager. He retired in 1977 in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., where he had lived since 1975. He and Elnora, daughter of Joseph and Mary Lillie (Broyles) Parmley, were married on May 5, 1937, in Salt Lake City. Survivors include daughters Bonnie Tucker, of Clackamas, Clackamas County, Ore.; and Sandy Fahey and Kathy Browning, both of Portland; son Dennis of Salem, Marion County, Ore.; sister Florence Rockwood Nielsen; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Portland's Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Remembrances may be made to Adventist Health Hospice or the Latter-day Saints Missionary fund.


Guy [Cecil Otto, James Ephraim, Matthew, Samuel, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime power company employee, died Oct. 1, 1998, at Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. He was born Nov. 26, 1910, at Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., and was graduated from the local high school. He and Marion (Hockaday) were married on June 22, 1934. Guy worked in the transportation department at the Bremerton Naval Shipyards during World War II and was later a service manager for an automotive electric shop. In 1945, he moved to Chelan, Chelan County, Wash., where he owned and operated an automotive electric and parts shop. He sold the shop in 1952 and went to work for Washington Water Power at the Chelan Falls power plant. In 1954, he was transferred to Spokane and worked as a foreman in WWP's construction maintenance department. He retired in 1975. Guy was also a first-aid instructor and department representative on the board of Washington Water Power Employees Aid Assn. for many years. He was a member of the Washington Water Power Trailblazers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local 77 and was a member and elder emeritus of North Hill Christian Church. Survivors include daughter Judy Johnson of East Wenatchee, Douglas County, Wash.; sister Betty (Parmley) Honodel of Spokane; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

EVA T. PARMELEE 1906-1998

Eva [unplaced], a homemaker of Ponca City, Kay County, Okla., died Sept. 25, 1998. She was born Oct. 4, 1906. Graveside services were at the IOOF Cemetery.


Frederick [Clarence Frederick, Frederick Henry, Phineas, James, Phineas, Isaac, John, John] died Aug. 25, 1998, at his home in Norwich, Conn. Frederick was an agent for the John Hancock Insurance Co., for 35 years and then a chauffeur for the former Labenski Limousine Service of Norwich. He was a member of the Army National Guard for more than 30 years and served in the Army for two years during World War II. Frederick was born May 5, 1914, a son of Clarence Frederick and Anne (Lyon) Parmelee, at New London, Conn. He married Josephine Przekop on April 29, 1939, at Norwich's Divine Providence Church. In addition to his widow, he is survived by a daughter, Lynne P. Robbins, of Bozrah, Conn., and three grandsons. He was preceded in death by his sister, Adelaide Costello. Services were handled by the Labenski Funeral Home of Norwich. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Assn., 45 Ash St., East Hartford CT 06108.


Francis [Andrew Pearl, Ezekiel Marion, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Aug. 8, 1998, at his home in Downey, Bannock County, Ida. He was born Sept. 2, 1916, at Paradox, Montrose County, Colo. Francis was a cattle rancher who spent his later years riding, fishing, camping and hunting. In 1990, he participated in the re-enactment of the Pony Express and was honored as its oldest rider. He married Margie Owensby in 1943. He is survived by two daughters, M. Joyce Hopwood of Kimberly, Ida., and Jeannie Tipler of Ridgecrest, Calif.; two sons, Andrew J. of Aurora, Colo., and Donald "DeDe" of Ukiah, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his special friend Carol (Wayne) Newbold of Pocatello, Ida.


William [Harral Reynolds, Solon Webster, Eliab Harvey, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., died July 30, 1998, at Kingston Hospital. William was a former Republican alderman in Kingston's old 13th Ward and worked in the lab at Callanan Industries until his retirement in 1977. He was born Feb. 20, 1911, a son of Harral and Mae (O'Hara) Parmelee, at Kingston. His wife of 54 years, Florence (Schick) Parmelee, died Aug. 7, 1991. William is survived by three daughters, Penny Strebler of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, N.C., Susan Johnson of Kingston and Micki Robbins of Melbourne, Brevard County, Fla.; a son, William C. of Bocca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla.; two sisters, Lola Campoli of Revere, Suffolk County, Mass., and Constance Lepke of Winthrop, Suffolk County, Mass; a brother, Roger of Kingston; nine grand and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by siblings Edward, Donald, Frank, James, Harold and Hope. The Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home of Kingston, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Montrepose Cemetery.


Harry [unplaced] died July 20, 1998, at his home in Durango, La Plata County, Colo. Harry was born July 1, 1925, in Fraser, Grand County, Colo., and married Roberta Jane Beach on Sept. 20, 1947, in Gallup, Mc Kinley County, N.M. He served as a Navy Seabee in American Samoa during World War II and in Adak, Alaska, during the Korean War. Following his military service, he returned to Durango where he worked with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service before entering the University of Denver in 1954. Two years later he transferred to Fort Lewis College. He transferred to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1957 and retired from the bureau in 1980. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the American Legion, the National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees and the Seabee's Historical Foundation. Harry was preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Wayne. Survivors include his wife, Roberta of Durango; a daughter, Gloria Hildman of Northglenn, Adams County, Colo.; a son, Gary, of Moreno Valley, Riverside County, Calif.; three sisters, Blanche Frazier of Mesa, Ariz., Rena Wartzinger of Redding, Calif., and Ruby McCollum of Chester, Calif.; and six grandchildren. He was buried at Pine River Valley Cemetery.


Patricia [Eugene, --?--], a native of Albuquerque, N.M., died July 6, 1998, at a hospice in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Dec. 15, 1943, the daughter of Eugene and Mildred Parmley. She was a graduate of Highland High School in 1961 and the University of New Mexico's family nurse practitioner program in 1976. She worked for many years at St. Joseph's Hospital as a coronary nurse. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Richard; her mother; and several cousins and an aunt. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE, Albuquerque, N.M.


Henry [Henry --?--], of Hilton Head, Beaufort County, S.C., died June 5, 1998, at Hilton Head Island Medical Center and Clinics. He was born Jan. 3, 1908. Helen died Oct. 26, 1998, at Faser Health Center. She was born Aug. 10, 1902. Henry, a native of Paterson, N.J., served as a commissioned officer in the Army's 17th Airborne Division. Helen was a native of New York City.


William [William J., ---] of Ellenton, Fla., died March 22, 1998, at Manatee Hospital in Brandenton, Fla. William was born Feb. 18, 1928, a son of William J. and Ida (Kipp) Parmele, at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he lived for many years. He served in the Navy from 1946-48 and during the Korean War from 1950-54. In addition to his widow, the former Ida M. Churchill, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Anderson of Lake Katrine, N.Y.; a sister, Barbara LeSoine of Seven Pines, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery at Red Hook, N.Y. Arrangements were by the Parmele Funeral Home in Poughkeepsie.


Kleas [William "Mann," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died March 19, 1998. Kleas was a farmer, retiring in 1968. He was born Sept. 10, 1906, in Nacogdoches County, Texas, and moved to Tye, Taylor County, Texas, at a young age. He married Winnie Smith in 1930. He was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Abilene. He is survived by his wife; a son, Carrol of Tye; a daughter, Ella Jean Haynes of Abilene; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Abilene's Drummond Cemetery.

JOHN E. CROSS ca1919-1998

John, husband of Clyde Ola Parmelly [Henry "Grady," William Asbury, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died May 29, 1998, at a Midland, Midland County, Texas, hospital. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and worked for Texaco from 1946 to 1979. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Sons of the American Revolution and the local Rotary Club.


Bryce, son of Robert [Arthur Frederick, Milton, --?--] and Colleen (Lombardi) Parmele died March 16, 1998, in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., at the age of 10 days. Bryce touched and changed many lives in his short time on earth. He is missed by his parents; grandparents Dorothy Parmele of Sebastian, Indian River, Fla., and Lou and Joyce Lombardi of Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y.; brother Dylan; sister Kayla; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Brian died March 8, 1998, at his residence in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio, after a lengthy illness. He was born March 25, 1969, the son of George William [unplaced] and Carolyn Sue (Beyer) Parmelee. Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home in Wadsworth was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

GERALD 'JERRY' R. BEAL 1915-1998

Jerry, husband of Hester M. Parmelee [Frank Hart, Luther Hart, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Kent, Portage County, Ohio, died Feb. 28, 1998, at Anna Marie of Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. He was born Oct. 21, 1915, the son of Norman N. and Bessie (Henry) Beal. Jerry was the proprietor of The Smoke Shop in Kent from 1937-48 and retired from the Albrecht Grocery Co. after 27 years. He was a member of Kent's United Church of Christ in Kent. Survivors include his widow, Hester, whom he married Aug. 30, 1941; son James R. of Kent; grandchildren Morgan and Tyler; brothers Glen of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Fla., Nelson of Hendersonville, Henderson County, N.C. and Wilbur of Sarasota. He was preceded in death by brother Earl. Burial was at Kent's Standing Rock Cemetery.


Lyman [Lyman Malcolm, Francis "Frank" A., Ashley, Asaph, Gilbert, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Raleigh, N.C., died Feb. 22, 1998, at Springmoor Community Health Center in Raleigh. Lyman was born June 8, 1914, at Providence, R.I., and worked at the Nicholson Fire Co. there. He relocated to Raleigh with Cooper Industries after it acquired Nicholson. He was married to Dorothy Baird, who died March 2, 1994. He is survived by two sons, John Alden and William Douglas; a sister, Marion Morgan; and seven grandchildren.


Majorie, widow of James Shaw Parmelee [Albert Oliver, Ernest Ripley, Oliver Rising, Zina, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Orchard Park, Erie County, N.Y., died Jan. 7, 1998. She was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Eden, Erie County, N.Y. Her survivors include daughters Joel "Jody" Fleit, Robin Parmelee and Elizabeth Ligon.



Marilyn died Dec. 3, 1997, at her home in Clear Lake, Iowa. She was born July 22, 1945, the daughter of Howard Ellsworth [Manning Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Sylvanus, John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Gertrude Lillian (Schoentag) Parmley. She was a bookkeeper for the Bangdad Corp. and enjoyed interior decorating. She attended Mason City Junior College and Buena Vista College at Storm Lake, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Rae Golien, a daughter, Michaela Cookman; a son, Christopher; four sisters, Claudia Kae Morris, Carolyn Lois Streicher, Joan Kristine Wilker and Debra De Ann Sizer; a brother, John Howard Parmely; and nieces and nephews.


Leona [Henry Seward, William "Hank" Henry, Stephen Asa, Amos, Amos, David, Joshua, John, John] died Oct. 25, 1997, at her home in Vallejo, Calif. Leona was an elementary school teacher for several years at North Fork, Calif. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, a daughter of Henry Seward and Grace Cynthia (Candell) Palmerlee, at Ashland, Ore., and grew up in North Sacramento, Calif. She and her husband, Vernon, who died in 1996, moved to Vallejo in 1948. She is survived by three sons, Thomas Rude of Vallejo, Gerald Rude of Prather, Calif., and Dennis Rude of Vacaville, Calif.; a daughter, Cynthia Henry of Vacaville; a stepson, Vernon Adams of Los Angeles; eight grandsons, three step-granddaughters and two step-great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald, in 1975; a sister, Enid; and a brother, Charles. Burial was at Vallejo's Sunrise Memorial Cemetery.


Thomas [William, Joseph Dawson, Thomas, --?--], a retired physics professor from the University of Utah, died Sept. 15, 1997, at his Salt Lake City home just weeks shy of his 100th birthday. He was born Nov. 2, 1897, at Scofield, Carbon County, Utah, the son of William and Mary (Veal) Parmley. Thomas was graduated from the university in 1921 and returned to teach in 1927 after earning his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He retired in 1978 after teaching physics to an estimated 50,000 students. Though much of his career involved research, Thomas will be most remembered for his teaching.. "Students loved his classes,'' said Lynn Higgs, the administrative manager for the university's physics department. "He filled the course with demonstration after demonstration." One of those demonstrations included firing a wooden bullet at a dropping target. The idea was to show that all objects -- no matter what their weight -- drop at the same rate. The target often was the Brigham Young University cougar. "He was hilarious," said Bergeson. "And that was part of what made his teaching so interesting -- it was relevant humor." The university awarded Thomas an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree in 1982. He was honored as the university's Centennial Professor in 1996. His wife of 57 years, LaVerne, died in 1980. Thomas is survived by three children, Ellen, Richard and William, all of California, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.


William [Charles J., William Lewis, David Lewis, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John], a former director of the YMCA at Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa., died Aug. 29, 1997, at his home in Country Club Woods, Milford, Pike County, N.Y. He was born Sept. 13, 1907, at Ansonia, Fairfield County, Conn. William arrived in Lancaster in 1932 and was the physical director, boys' work director and swimming instructor of the local YMCA from 1932-58. During his tenure, he helped found the original Camp Shand in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa. He later became general secretary of the YMCA in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., and a resident of the Milford area. He was a member of the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs while in Lancaster and retained his membership in the Masonic Blue Lodge in Lancaster. He was the husband of Miriam Esther (McKonly), who died in 1979. Surviving are daughter Gloria Jane Stevenson of Milford; son William L. of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Steve, the assistant manager for Bell Shower Door in Denver, died Aug. 23, 1997, at his home in Calhan of cancer. He was born Feb. 18, 1959, in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., to Carl E. [Henry Lincoln, Thomas Benton, William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Yvonne Adel (Norman) Parmley. His father lives in Goodman, McDonald County, Mo., and his mother lives in Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colo. He was married to Janene Schaeffer Radestock, who lives in Calhan, El Paso County, Colo. Steve had worked with the Little Britches Rodeo and he enjoyed working around his home in Calhan, where he had lived for seven years. He also is survived by stepson C.J. Radestock of Brighton, Adams County, Colo.; stepdaughters Raquel Radestock of Vail, Eagle County, Colo., and Lolly Radestock of Calhan; sisters Debra of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Sheryl (Parmley) Saphore of Kikei, Hawaii; half-brother Chip Parmley of Neosha; half-sister Angela Parmley of Goodman, Jefferson County, Mo. Burial was at Calhan Cemetery. The Mountain View Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Maurice [Leon Walter, Ambrose Andrew, Nathan Lord, Beecher, Jeremiah, Abel, Job, John, John] died Aug. 13, 1997, at his home in Montreal. Maurice was born Oct. 31, 1912, at Binghamton, N.Y., and married to Helen Lettice Brooks. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Nanette Bopp and Virginia Edman; two sisters, Alice Cahill and Evelyn Judd; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Ethel [Jackson Reed, Jonathan "John" Reed, John Reed, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a homemaker, died July 27, 1997, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She was born Oct. 3, 1921, the daughter of Jackson Reed and Lela Gertrude (Clark) Parmely, in Avery, Red River County, Texas. Survivors include her children, Sharon J. Thompson of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb., Sandra J. Brokaw of La Jolla, San Diego County, Calif., Daris D. Gillespie of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., and Micaela R. Keeton of Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; stepchildren William G. Gillespie of Glenwood, Mills County, Iowa, and Connie L. Chaney of Omaha; and a brother, Clark B. Parmely of Leonard, Fannin County, Texas. The John A. Gentleman Funeral Home in Omaha was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to All Saints Hospital in consideration of their care during her illness, or to the American Diabetes Assn.


Foster [Foster, William Goodell, Jared Henry, James, James, Phineas, Isaac, John, John] died at his home in Featherston, New Zealand, on July 18, 1997. Foster grew up in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., and attended Exeter. He took part in the ROTC until the Marines tempted him away through the V-12 program and Japanese-language training, which he later used in Korea. Returning to Princeton, he wrote his thesis on the St. Lawrence Seaway and headed toward a career as an economist. He worked in the U.S. State Department's intelligence and research section and with the Agency for International Development. His travels and assignments took him to London, Paris, Geneva, Korea, Japan, both Congos, Saigon, Manila, Bangkok and eventually to Wellington, New Zealand. For the last 20 years, Foster lived in New Zealand with his fourth wife, Helene, teaching high school, playing tennis, raising retrievers, and engaging in horticulture. A number of Foster's friends and family assembled July 26, 1997, at the Bethesda Unitarian Church, near Washington, D.C., for a memorial service; Alan Lukens represented the class. Foster is survived by his four wives, Jean, Terry, Mary Lou, and Helene; five children, Suzanne, Judith Barnhard, Steven, James, and John; a brother, Alfred; and three grandchildren.


Jordan [Matthew John, John Howard, Howard Ellsworth, Manning Ellsworth, Ellsworth, Sylvanus, John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died July 11, 1997, at University Hospitals, Iowa City Iowa, from injuries he suffered in an auto accident the day before. He was born Feb. 11, 1994, at Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Matthew John "Matt" and Lesa Parmely. He was preceded in death by his dog, Cody. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Brooke Elizabeth; a brother, Ryan; maternal grandparents Don and Freda Carrothers; paternal grandparents, John Howard and Betty Lou (Coonrod) Parmely; aunts and uncles.


Jean [George Waldo, George W., George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Haddam, Conn., died June 22, 1997, at Middlesex Hospital. She was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Essex, Conn., the daughter of George Waldo and the late Mildred (Foss) Parmelee. She and her husband, John, were partners of Jem Wire Inc. of Middletown. She had been Haddam's registrar of voters, a former board member of the Haddam Public Health Assn. and former member of St. Peter's Ladies Guild.


Harold, of Portland, Conn., died May 15, 1997, at his son's home in Moodus. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Parmelee) [Howard F., --?--] who died on Dec. 15, 1996. He was born Feb. 13, 1910, in Pomfret, Conn., the son of Henry H. and Genny L. (Peterson) Murray and had lived in Portland for more than 35 years. Harold was a painter for most of his life with the Painter's union. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Middletown, Conn.


Dustin [William Gordon, Clyde Harless, Clyde Deans, Benjamin Franklin, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], a student at L.D. Bell High School, died April 15, 1997, in Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas. He was born July 8, 1979, in Irving, Dallas County, Texas. Dustin was a member the National Honor Society, Class Counsel, football, baseball, FCA, Young Life, and basketball and cross-country teams. Survivors include his parents, William Gordon and Wendy (Clubb) Parmelee of Bedford; sister Alissa of Bedford; grandparents Ruth and Al Clubb of St. Louis, Mo., and Clyde Harless and Betty (Mitchell) Parmelee of Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service was held at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Hurst, Tarrant County, Texas. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home Colleyville was in charge of arrangements.


Mabel [William "Mann," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died April 14, 1997, at her home in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. Mabel was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, the daughter of William "Mann" and Rebel (Trice) Parmelly. She was a retired sales clerk, having worked in the shoe departments of Minter's, Grissom's and Thornton's department stores. She was a member of Caps United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Survivors include a brother, Klaus, of Abilene, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to her church, at 6501 Highway 227, Abilene TX 79606; or the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford St., Abilene TX 79605. The Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park.


Bill [unplaced], a retired Boeing Seattle and Boeing Wichita structural engineer, died April 8, 1997. He was born Nov. 9, 1915. He was buried at Clearwater Cemetery, Wichita, Kans. He is survived by sons Charles "Chuck" and Thomas, both of Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, and James of Kent, King County, Wash.; brothers Roy and Robert, both of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans.; sister Mary Doss of Clearwater, Sedgwick County, Kans.; and five grandchildren. A memorial has been established with Ninnescah Manor Inc.


Virginia was born April 4, 1912, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Paul and Claribel (Smith) Butterworth. She died May 21, 1997, at Salt Lake City, Utah, after a brief illness. She was a graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a Master's Degree in social economics, and worked as a volunteer at the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store in Salt Lake City for more than 25 years. The center, at 1385 W. Indiana Ave., has been renamed the Parmalee Center, in her honor. She was married to Dr. Charles Emery [Walter Woodruff, George Henry, George, Eliel, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] in 1943; he died in 1974. She is survived by three daughters, Patty L. of New York, and Katherine and Clare of Washington, D.C.; a son, Charley, of Salt Lake City; grandchildren China and Joseph; and a brother, Harrison Butterworth of Concord, N.H. A son, Paul, preceded her in death.


Marjorie [unplaced] of Plantation, Broward County, Fla., died March 13, 1997. She was born June 18, 1914. The T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Alfred [Alfred Truman, Alfred, Truman, Thomas Truman, Thomas, Thomas, Job, John, John] of Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., died Feb. 13, 1997, in Reston, Fairfax County, Va. He was retired from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, where he worked for 28 years, and was both an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton. Alfred received the Silver and Bronze stars for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge, and served in the 82nd "Golden Acorn" division in Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. Alfred is survived by son Truman of Reston and two grandchildren. He was buried at Meadowbrook Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Biggs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton.

FERN PARMLEY 1904-1997

Fern [unplaced], of Boring, Clackamas County, Ore., died Jan. 2, 1997. She was born Oct. 2, 1904, and was a former resident of Osawatomie, Miami County, Kans. She was buried at Osawatomie Cemetery. The Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home of Osawatomie was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Osawatomie.



Shirley [Howard F., --?--], of Portland, Middlesex County, Conn., died Dec. 15, 1996, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. She was born April 26, 1928. She worked at the First National Store in Portland as a meat wrapper for 12 years. She is survived by her husband, Harold C. Murray.

ROY O. PARMELEE 1935-1996

Roy [Le Roy "Bud," Olin Earl, Erastus K., Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John], a longtime teacher, coach and counselor, died Nov, 6, 1996, after a 2 1/2-year battle with cancer. Roy was born Nov. 6, 1935, to baseball pitcher Le Roy "Bud" and Ortha (Smith) Parmelee. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Eastern Michigan University. He taught nine years at the Delaware County Christian School, before coming to Emmanuel Baptist Christian School in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, in 1976. He taught junior and senior high and served as varsity basketball and baseball coach for 18 years, retiring in 1995. The high school gymnasium was named the Roy O. Parmelee Gymnasium for him. Every summer for the past 31 years, he and his family would traveled to New York or Pennsylvania to participate in a summer camp ministry. He is survived by wife Sharon (Hansen); children Beth Wassef, Matt and Steve, who are all high school teachers; sisters Jan Taylor and Annalee Volpi; and his mother.


Louise was born Aug. 28, 1916, at Southbury, Conn., the daughter of George P. and Ella (Winship) Smith. She died Oct. 21, 1996, at Rose Haven Convalescent Home at Litchfield, Conn. She was a graduate of Woodbury (Conn.) High School and Post College. Louise was a member of Bethlehem's 1st Congregational Church, the local Republican Town Committee, and a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Pomperaug Chapter No. 88. She is survived by her husband, Charles C. [James T., Cornelius, Timothy J., Lyman, Amos, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] of Bethlehem, Conn.; a son, Garry of Bethlehem; a sister, Gladys Shaw of Southbury, Conn.; and two grandchildren. She was buried at Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethlehem Volunteer Fireman's Assn., P.O. Box 504, Bethlehem, CT 06751.


George [Thomas Benton, William H., John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Pierce City, Lawrence County, Mo., died at June 27, 1996, at Cox Medical Center-South in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., after a long illness. George was born July 11, 1907, in Newton County, Mo., to Thomas Benton and Nellie (Henry) Parmley. George, a retired farmer, was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Mary Irene "Irene" (Lowe), died in 1975. Survivors include a son, Charles Benton "Ben" of Pierce City; three sisters, Ethel York, Ella Folkerson and Juanita Williams, all of Newtonia, Newton County, Mo.; two brothers, Johnny Benton of Wyandotte, Ottawa County, Okla., and Thomas Joseph "Joe" of Seneca, Newton County, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City with Charles Canady officiating. Burial was at Berwick Cemetery near Pierce City.


Ruth, a homemaker and the widow of Rex [unplaced], died May 19, 1996, at a hospital in Bedford, Tarrant County, Texas. Ruth was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Jay, Delaware County, Okla., and lived in Killeen, Bell County, Texas and Euless, Tarrant County, Texas, her last two years at the Heartland Health Center in Euless. She was preceded in death in 1993 by her husband of 58 years .Survivors include sons Price of Plano, Collin County, Texas, Kenneth of Killeen and Joe of Lawton, Comanche. County, Okla.; daughter Sharon Martin of Euless; grandchildren Jerry Parmley of Van Alstyne, Grayson County, Texas, Robin Parmley of Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., Judy Parmley Nieto of Killeen, Heidi Parmley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., Debbie Gillham of Newton, Baker County, Ga., Marshall Beane of Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, Kelly (Parmley) Williams and Ross Parmley, both of Lawton; great-grandchildren, Lauren Parmley of Van Alstyne, Jill Freeman, Kenny Freeman and Jennie Hartley, all of Killeen, Ryan Beane of Hurst, Tarrant County, Texas, and Alie Williams and Brock Williams, both of Lawton. Burial was in Duffield Cemetery in Jay. Biggers Funeral Home of Euless was in charge of arrangements.


Mildred of Haddam, Conn., died May 7, 1996, at Middlesex Hospital. She was 83. She was born Sept. 10, 1912, at East Swanzey, N.H., and married George Waldo [George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John]. She was a member of the local Congregational Church ad the DAR. She is survived by her husband; son Waldo; daughters Jean P. Muzik, Merle Brookes, Sandra Vallera and Sue Dorothy Augustine; sister Lillian Pitcher; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. George died in 2003.


Louise, wife of Robert Charles [Charles C., Alfred N., Elias W., Bela, Daniel, Ezra, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Plant City, Fla., and Westerly, R.I., died April 29, 1996, at the Westerly Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Rowe) Jorgensen. She had been the secretary to the president and chairman of the board for Hartford Insurance Group and was also the secretary to the coroner in Hartford County for many years before retiring.


LaBerta [unplaced], a retired beautician at Dallas' Baylor University Medical Center, died April 3, 1996, at a Fort Worth nursing home in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. LaBerta was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Briggs, a suburb of Dallas. Following a service at Dallas' Rosemont Christian Church, she was buried at Hillcrest Mausoleum in Dallas. Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley was in charge of arrangements.



Deolece, an author, teacher and historian, died Nov. 27, 1995, at Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. She was 81. She was born Aug. 25, 1914, in Attala County, Miss., the daughter of Wesley Braxton and Julia (Wade) Miller, and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of Mississippi. Her love of writing and sense of people in history were stimulated by study there with Professor Phil Stone, and association with his friend and literary collaborator, William Faulkner. In 1921, she began publishing poetry and authored many books and articles, primarily of a historical nature, including most recently "Flying Upside Down: The Story of Katherine Stinson" (unpublished) and "The Cartwrights of San Augustine." She lived and worked in Canyon, Randall County, Texas, and Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, from 1947 to 1956, taught English and history in the public high schools of Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas, and Monahans, Ward County, Texas, and moved to Austin, Travis County, Texas, in 1963, where she joined the Texas State Historical Survey Commission. She served as director of research until her 1979 retirement. She continued her historical research, writing and teaching until shortly before her death. She was a member of numerous historical and genealogical groups. She was married to Kenneth Collins Parmelee [Walter Collins, Lyman Lamb, Lyman Lamb, Asaph, Gilbert, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] on March 21, 1942; they were divorced. Survivors include daughter Pamela J. Parmelee of Studio City, Los Angeles County, Calif.; son Robert A. Parmelee of Fort Worth; sisters Nancy Julia Matthews of Amarillo and Evelyn Joyce Lovett of Clovis, Curry County, N.M.; three grandchildren and one grandchild. Burial was at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon, Donley County, Texas. Memorials may be made to St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin and The University of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee, TN 37375.


"Elizabeth" [unplaced] of Ramsey, Bergen County, N.J., formerly of Mahwah, Bergen County, N.J., died Nov. 10, 1995. She was born Oct. 1, 1902. She was a member of the Ramapo Reformed Church, Mahwah. Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home in Ramsey was in charge of arrangements.

HAZEL M. PARMELE 1899-1995

Hazel, widow of Walter H. [James Mabie, Walter, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], a homemaker from Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., died July 20, 1995. She was born July 24, 1899. Graveside services were at Woodlawn Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers County, Okla. Walter died in 1943.


Hazel, widow of Dean Stewart [Jay Dayton, Wallace C., Edwin D., Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died July 1, 1995, at Quail Ridge Health Care Center in San Leandro, Alameda County, Calif., after a long illness. She was 100. Hazel was born Feb. 17, 1895, and was married to Dean Stewart Parmelee [Jay Dayton, Wallace C., Edwin D., Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John]. She was a native of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., and moved to California about five years before her death. Hazel was a retired secretary at the former Remington Rand Co. in Buffalo. She is survived by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was at Buffalo's Forest Lawn.


Nelle, a resident of Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C., formerly of Lumberton, Robeson County, N.C., died June 19, 1995, at Louisburg Nursing Center. She worked for Western Union for many years and retired as a secretary from the Robeson County Industrial Commission. Nelle was a member of Louisburg United Methodist Church and a former member of 1st Presbyterian Church in Lumberton. Her husband's name was not given in the obituary. She is survived by a daughter, Kenan P. Timberlake of Louisburg; two grandsons; and three great-grandsons. Burial was at Lumberton's Meadowbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Clayton officiating. Biggs Funeral Home of Lumberton was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Louisburg United Methodist Church or to 1st Presbyterian Church of Lumberton.


Leland [Morelle Edward, Wellington L., Lorenzo Asahel, Asahel, Asahel, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a career U.S. Navy man who later worked at the Metropolitan District for over 20 years, died May 29, 1995, at his home in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born June 20, 1903, in Ivoryton, Middlesex County, Conn., he lived most of his life in Hartford. He retired from the Navy after 27 years as a chief warrant officer. His service extended from the end of World War I through World War II, where he served with distinction in the European and Pacific theaters. He and Constance Carlson were married at the Swedish Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hartford just 90 minutes after he was told to report for duty at Newport, R.I., in September 1939. Following his military service, he was employed by the Metropolitan District for over 20 years, until his retirement. He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church. His survivors include daughter Anne Rollins of Hartford; son David of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; and granddaughters, Sarah, Laura, and Hannah Parmelee. He was predeceased by his wife, and sister Marjorie S. Parmelee, formerly of Hartford. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 311 Capitol Ave., Hartford 06106, or to Avery Heights Home Health Agency, 705 New Britain Ave., Hartford 06106. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford, was in charge of arrangements.

FRANK P. PARMLEY 1890-1995

Frank [John, John J., Isaac, Hiel, Hiel, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], the oldest retiree of The Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News, died in a nursing home in Fort Myers, Lee County, Fla., on May 23, 1995, at the age of 105. He was born Feb. 13, 1890, at Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., and moved to Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., in 1920 where he worked for the next 37 years at The News as a Linotype operator and proofreader. During World War I, Frank was an infantryman in the Army. He was wounded, captured by German forces and subsequently liberated by advancing French troops, according to his daughter, Carol Parmley Hanes of Naples, Fla. Frank also lived in the Erie County cities of Kenmore and Hamburg before moving to Florida in 1980. Frank walked three miles a day for much of his life. "Sometimes he would walk from his Woodward Avenue home in Kenmore to The Buffalo Evening News Building, then at Main and Seneca streets," daughter Carol said. "When he was 65, my husband introduced him to golf. He loved it. When he was 100, he was still playing golf at a small pitch-and-putt course." His wife, Agnes, died in 1988 at the age of 95. Frank is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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