MEMORIAL PARK

DEATHS: 2005-2009

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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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NANCY (VITT) PARMELE 1924-2009

Nancy, the widow of Russell Bogert Parmele [unplaced] and a resident of Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Ariz., died Dec. 19, 2009. She was the daughter of B.C. and Gray (Bradshaw) Vitt of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C. She was 85.

RONALD 'RONNIE' PARMLEY 1957-2009

Ronnie [unplaced], a resident of Collinsville, Madison County, Ill., died Dec. 15, 2009, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born born April 29, 1957, son of Herman H. and Dorothy (Copeland) Parmley. Ronnie was a member of Local 44 who enjoyed riding his motorcycles and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He is survived by sisters Loretta Armstrong of Galveston, Cass County, Ind., and Rita Parks of Staunton, Macoupin County, Ill.; brother Vernon "Julie" G. Parmley of Staunton; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Donald. Burial was at Collinsville's St. John Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Park Assembly of God Church.

BRIDGET G. (FORRER) PARMLEY 1957-2009

Bridget, wife of Roy Lee [Lilburn "Lib," Roscoe Samuel, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Dec. 4, 2009, at her home in Anderson, Madison County, Ind., after a seven-month illness. She was born Sept. 22, 1959, in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Smith) Forrer. A 1978 graduate of Lapel High School, she was employed by Martin Marietta. In addition to her husband, she is survived by son Cody Cobb of Anderson; daughter Meggan White of Anderson; her mother, of Lapel, Madison County, Ind.; and brothers Brad of Anderson and Bruce of Lapel. She was preceded in death by her father. The Scott E. Hersberger Funeral Home in Lapel was in charge of arrangements.

SARAH WALTON (PARMELE) COOKE 1903-2009

Sarah [James Jefferson, James McGinty, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] died Nov. 28, 2009, after a stroke at Christopher House hospice in Austin, Travis County, Texas. She was 106. When interviewed by the American-Statesman two weeks before her death, she said she wasn't sure how she'd managed to live such a long life. "I just took it as it came. I think living in one town, one climate, is part of my long life. And happiness. I think happy people live longer." Although she's seen the birth of aviation, the invention of the washing machine, television, antibotics, the computer, and sliced bread, she said the best invention was the pressure cooker: "It would heat things up in just about two minutes," The youngest of the eight children of James and Sarah (Walton) Parmele, Sarah was born June 13, 1903, in the downtown Austin, Travis County, Texas, home of her maternal grandparents, Letitia and William "Buck" Walton. Walton was a Confederate Army officer and a defense lawyer who prided himself on never seeing a client hanged. In 1866, he was elected Texas attorney general but was removed along with other Confederate officers by the U.S. government, and became chairman of the state Democratic Party executive committee. The Parmeles later moved to the family homestead in Granger, Williamson County, Texas, where James Parmele was president of Granger National Bank. The Parmeles lived in a big, drafty farmhouse that Sarah called "the coldest house in the world," first heated with wood stoves and later with gas. "I used to carry buckets of hot water for my bath," she said. "I loved hot baths better than anything." In the Statesman interview, Cooke reminisced about growing up in a time "when we could play outside. We would catch lightning bugs and put them in a jar. We could go anywhere we wanted without fear of being kidnapped." In January 2002, her great-granddaughter, Rachel Cooke, disappeared while jogging near her family's Georgetown home. Sarah's family said the matriarch's faith -- she was a longtime Methodist -- was a rock during that ordeal. "Her strength and her faith and her love helped us all get through that and continued to help us," said Diane Cooke, Rachel's aunt and Sarah granddaughter. (Rachel Cooke's disappearance remains a mystery.) Sarah briefly attended the University of Texas but transferred to Southwestern University in Georgetown. She left college in 1924 to marry Glenn Cooke, whom she'd met in high school; he died in 1991. Sarah spent most of her life caring for others, her family said. "She went everywhere she was needed," said son Glenn Cooke. She used to make angel food cakes every Friday to take to a nursing home, "and she didn't even like angel food cake," said daughter-in-law Louise Cooke. "Others came first," said niece Eugenia Richards. "She never gave a thought to her own needs. And she said 'thank you' more than anyone else in the world." Since a bout with pneumonia in 1994, she had lived with Glenn Jr. and Louise Cooke in North Austin and spent many of her days shelling pecans in the kitchen. In addition to son Glenn, Sarah's survivors include daughters Helen Cooke Anderson and Bernice Cooke Ferguson; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Services were at Crestview United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Walton family plot in Austin's Oakwood Cemetery. The Cook-Walden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

RICHARD E. CRAMER 1938-2009

Richard, husband of Phyllis A. Parmelee [Loman George, Gardiner Henry, Zeno "Philander," Zeno, Gardner, Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a resident of Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., died Nov. 26, 2009, at Worcester. He was born Nov. 14, 1938, in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio, the son of Russell and Grace (Miller) Cramer. Richard served in the U.S. Army, and worked in advertising for shoe corporations such as Nobil Shoe, Endicott-Johnson and was vice president of marketing for Thom McAn. He was a member of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and enjoyed golfing and racquet ball. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Karen Mancini and Cindy Cramer, both of Shrewsbury; brothers Frank of Ohio and Russell of Florida; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Evelyn Jones and brothers Charles, George, and Donald predeceased him. Burial was at Shrewsbury's Mountain View Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assn. Richard E. Cramer Memorial Fund.

GLEN JEFFERSON PARMLEY 1915-2009

Glen [Isaac Davis, Isaac Buchanan, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a World War II veteran and retired 38-year employee of Gulf Oil, died Nov. 12, 2009. Glen was born July 22, 1915, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas. During his younger years, he loved spending time on the family farm in Nacogdoches and playing neighborhood football with the Houston Cherryhurst Park team. After his graduation from San Jacinto High School in 1933, Glen attended the University of Texas where he was a member of the Urban Sturbans, the 1935 UT intramural basketball championship team, and was the individual free-throw champion of that same year. Glen served with the 124th Cavalry during World War II in the India-Burma-China Theater. After the war, he worked for the Gulf Oil Corp., retiring as the manager of the Right of Way and Claims Department. Glen was married to Martha Pope Parmley on Nov. 2, 1940, and together they raised four children in their home in Bellaire, Harris County, Texas. His life-long favorite pastime was deep-sea fishing all along the Gulf Coast with his friends and business associates. He is survived by his wife, Martha, sister Ouida Townsen, son Glen Jr., daughters Jean McKeown, Diane Feagin and Patricia Cortez; nine grandchildren, including Jackson Parmley; and 12 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Nov. 21 at Rock Springs Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas. Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors in Nacogdoches were in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH ERNEST PARMLY ca1916-2009

Kenneth [Ernest Lafayette, Walter "William" Lafayette, John, Giles, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] a longtime resident of Alto Pass, Union County, Ill., died Oct. 25, 2009, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. A military funeral was held at Alto Pass Cemetery. The Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass was in charge of arrangements.

MARY LOU (SMITH) PARMELE 1930-2009

Mary, widow of Ronald Claude [Earl Calvin, Lyman Seth, Giles, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Sept. 4, 2009, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill.. She was born June 24, 1930, in Lilly, Tazewell County, Ill., to Emmett and Hazel Marie (McLaughlin) Smith. In her early years, Mary owned and operated the Hut Restaurant in Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Ill., and retired from Brandt Trucking Line in Bloomington, Mc Clean County, Ill. Her hobbies included crewel embroidering and cross stitch. Surviving are her mother of Eureka, Woodford County, Ill.; sons Ronald S. and Mark, both of Mackinaw; daughter Diane Brothers of Decatur, Macon County, Ill.; grandchildren, Craig, Ryan and Jeff Parmele, Trevor Brothers, and Stacy Grubbs; sister Lois Dietrich of Minier, Tazewell County, Ill. She was preceded in death by Ronald just a few months ago, and her father. She was a member of Mackinaw Christian Church, where her service was held, with Pastor Kevin Robbins officiating. Burial was at Mackinaw Township Cemetery. The Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mackinaw Rescue Squad.

ROBERT ANDREW PARMLEY ca1948-2009

Bob [Clifford Andrew, Andrew Pearl, Ezekiel Marion, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathanial, John, John, John] died Aug. 27, 2009, after a heart attack at his home in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. He was born Coquille, Coos Co., Ore., to Clifford and Mary C. (Kinney) Parmley, and lived in Santa Rosa for 59 years. Bob served his country during the Vietnam War with the 13th Engineer Battalion from 1967-68. A graduate of Montgomery High School, Bob worked in pest control and landscaping until a 1993 injury left him semi-retired. He was an accomplished fisherman, motorcycle rider, gardener, chef and avid camper. He could do anything with a buck knife and duct tape. Bob is survived by sister Mary Layman Cave Junction, Josephine County, Ore.; daughter Andrea Meyers of Santa Rosa; son Paul of Silverton, Marion County, Ore.; grandchildren Scotlynd and Ella Meyers, Dakota Parmley, and Marisa, Mariah and Carlo Toso, as well as nieces, nephew and cousins. A celebration of his life was held Sept. 26, 2009, at the Gaslight Apartments' recreation room in Santa Rosa.

MICHAEL NORMAN PARMELEE 1954-2009

Michael [Norman Frederick, Frederick Watson, Walter "Scott" Scott, Charles W., Timothy Enoch, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John] died July 22, 2009, at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. He was born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass., on Nov. 24, 1954, to the late Norman and Marion (Rogers) Parmelee. Michael attended Chicopee Comprehensive High School. He loved his job as a welder with Waste Management in Hampton, Rockingham County, N.H. He said he had the best bosses and greatest crew he has ever worked with. Mike enjoyed playing his acoustic guitar and restoring vintage Harley Davidsons. He is survived by sisters Lois Luczai of North Ferrisburg, Addison County, Vt., Linda Carmichael of Grafton, Worcester County, Mass., and Janice Parmelee of Chicopee, Hampden County, Mass.; nieces; nephews; cousins; and his African Grey parrot Mikey. Services were at the Brunelle Funeral Home in Chicopee. Burial was at Chicopee's St. Rose de Lima Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

RUTH A. PARMELEY ca1919-2009

Ruth, widow of Ralph A. [unplaced] Parmeley, a longtime resident of Arkansas' Twin Lakes Area, died July 7, 2009, at age 90. She was a member of the local chapters of Order of the Eastern Star, National Assn. of Retired Federal Employees and Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, where she volunteered countless hours. Ruth also was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Bull Shoals, Marion County, Ark., for many years. She is survived by son Michael in California; daughter Marsha in Missouri; sister Edna in Oregon; brother George in Texas; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren in California, Missouri and Germany. Preceding her in death was her husband of 49 years, Ralph A. Parmeley. Memorials to Ruth’s memory may be made to Baxter Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

LEROY 'DEACON' F. PARMELEY 1934-2009

"Deacon" [Roy Ambers, Alfred A., Van Buren, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, Mo., died there July 6, 2009. He was born May 16, 1934, at De Soto, the son of Roy and Julia (Craig) Parmeley. He served in the Marine Corps and was married to Cassandra "Sandy" L. Kraft on June 15, 1963, in St. Louis. They had two sons, Craig and Mike. He was a member of the Amvets Post No. 48, the American Legion Post No. 253 and the BPOE. He coached the De Soto Big League Baseball team for many years. He was buried De Soto's Peaceful Ridge Cemetery.

ANNA MARIE PARMLEY 1920-2009

Anna [unplaced], a retired professor at Cal State Long Beach, died July 3, 2009, at Comfort Care Home in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 3, 1920, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans., where she grew up and married. Soon she moved to Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., completed her college education and earned a Master's in Science at Columbia University in New York City. From 1969 to 1988 she was a biology professor at Long Beach. She is survived by daughter Jerrie Ann; she was preceded in death by sisters Juanita and Harryet. Burial was in Wichita. McKenzie Mortuary in Long Beach was in charge of arrangements.

TOM BROWN 1940-2009

Tom, a former police officer and retired trucker from Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., died May 31, 2009, at Clarian Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind. Tom was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Hart County, Ky., the son of Harvey and Della Mae (Brown) Brown. After his marriage to Everee Harper ended in divorce, he and Ethel Francis Parmley [unplaced] were wed on July 16, 1984; she died in 2003. Tom served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery. He was a former Indianapolis police officer and a retired trucker and diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders Association Chapter A-2. Survivors include sons William Thomas Brown, Mikel Chriswell, Terry Brown, Bobby Chriswell, Danny Brown and Jesse Brown; daughters Sandra Shirrell, Lesa Chriswell, Sheila Cole, Deborah Schnider and Kathy Davis; sister Sarah Curl; 40 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and daughter Diana Sanders. Services were at the Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort. Burial was at Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assn., 6415 Castleway W. Drive #114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

JUDITH M. (PARMELY) BEEBER 1932-2009

Judith, a homemaker and collector, died May 25, 2009, at Life Care Center in Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Wash. She was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Joplin, Jasper County, Mo., to Troy Corwin [Robert James, George Washington, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Georgia Parmely. She and Donald Dean Beeber were wed Nov. 17, 1948, in Toppenish, Yakima County, Wash. Judith enjoyed caring for her children. She was an avid reader and a collector of dolls, salt and pepper shakers, bells and cookbooks. She loved traveling with her husband who preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughters Karen Fortner, Kathy Ison, Brenda Stonecipher, Gwendolyn Rude and Shannon Massicot; brother Robert; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Son Donald and an infant sister, Lois, preceded her in death. Burial was at Twin Firs Cemetery in Belfair, Kitsap County, Wash. Rill's Life Tribute Center was in charge of arrangements.

LILBURN 'LIB' PARMLEY 1929-2009

Lib [Roscoe Samuel, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a 62-year resident of New Castle, Henry County, Ind., died May 23, 2009 at his home following an extended illness. He was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Parnell, Wayne County, Ky., a son of Roscoe and Gertie Lee (Humble) Parmley. He was employed by Chrysler, Pan American Bridge Factory, Westinghouse, and retired from ABB. Lilburn enjoyed working in his garden, fishing, wood working, yard work, and small-herd livestock. In his earlier years, he was a regular at Shenandoah High School basketball games (Row 2, Seat 1). Lib attended Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church. In addition to his wife of 53 years, Joyce (Peavler) Parmley, he is survived by sons Sam of Mooreland, Henry County, Ind., Roy of Anderson, Madison County, Ind., and Tracy of New Castle; daughters Brenda Shaffer of Sulphur Springs, Henry County, Ind., and Donna Shrum of Kokomo, Howard County, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Elvis of Parnell, and Andrew and Walter, both of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.; sisters Esther Davis of Selma, Delaware County, Ind., Genive Koger, Ruth Baker, and Zella Parmley all of Parnell, and Vannie Hatfield and Pelba Bell of Monticello. He was preceded in death by brothers Norvel and Ingram. Burial was at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Henry County, Ind. The Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle was in charge of arrangements.

HELEN HILL (PARMELEE) LESLIE 1925-2009

Helen [Ernest Eugene, Edgar Pierson, Henry Elisha, Jonathan, Jonathan, William, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], an active member of the Guilford, Conn., Garden Club, died April 27, 2009. She was born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., on Sept. 2, 1925, daughter of the Ernest and Helen (Woodward) Parmelee. She and Sydney Alfred Leslie were married Nov. 9, 1946, in Guilford. She is survived by son Chip of Guilford; daughter Lucinda "Cindy" Ingraham of Guilford, and Peggi Drain of Killingworth, Middlesex County, Conn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Guilford's Alderbrook Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Guilford Garden Club, Attn: Barbara Nugent, 423 Whitfield St, Guilford, CT 06437 or Green Mountain Horse Assn., PO Box 8, South Woodstock, VT 05071. Guilford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Related story on family barn.)

RONALD LE ROY PARMELEE 1944-2009

Ronald [unplaced], chief of prosthetics at Fort Harrison Medical Center for 25 years, died April 25, 2009, in Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. He was born Jan. 3, 1944, to William Lewis and Hazel Virginia (Payne) Parmelee, in Milford, New Haven County, Conn., and grew up in San Jose, Santa Clara County, Calif. After graduating from James Lick High School, he joined the Navy in 1961 and three years later had his left leg amputated. While a patient at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, he met his future wife, Florence "Flo" Mae Smith. Ronald always said he lost one leg and gained two. Ronald and Flo were married Oct. 31, 1964, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. He said from that day forward that he had been tricked, and Flo had been treated since they were married on Halloween. Ronald was a dental mechanic; certified prosthetist/orthotist in private practice; occularist for the Veterans Administration in Philadelphia; then worked at Fort Harrison Medical Center. Ronald loved working with the Boy Scouts, and through his efforts and encouragement many of his scouts attained the rank of Eagle Scout including his son and grandson. Ronald received numerous Scouting awards, among them The Silver Beaver and Distinguished Commissioner Award. He was also a member of the Montana Liaison for Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mountain States Chapter; the American Legion; a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and the Amateur Radio Club. Ronald was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is survived by his wife; son Ronald; daughters Roxane and Rosann Schow; father and MaryLou; brothers Richard and Keith; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Rhonda and his mother. Internment was at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison. Memorials may be sent to Montana Council Boy Scouts of America, Prickly Pear District, 820 17th Ave. S.. Great Falls, MT 59405; or to A-Plus Home Health & Hospice, 1300 Aspen St. #2, Helena, MT 59601.

RONALD CLAUDE PARMELE 1929-2009

Ronald [Earl Calvin, Lyman Seth, Giles, Seth, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], of Mackinaw, Tazewell County, Ill., and owner of Parmele's Service for more than 50 years, died April 22, 2009, at Heritage Manor in Normal, Mc Lean County, Ill. He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Mackinaw Township, the son of Earl and Iris Noreen (Roberts) Parmele. He and Mary Lou Smith were married Dec. 31, 1948, at Mackinaw. He is survived by daughter Diane Brothers of Decatur, Macon County, Ill.; sons Ronald S. and Mark, both of Mackinaw; grandchildren Craig, Jeff and Ryan Parmele and Stacy Grubbs; brothers Ursel of Rensselaer, Jasper County, Ind., and Jerry of Mackinaw; and sister Noreen Haubrock of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz. He was preceded in death by brothers David and Ralph. Burial was at the Mackinaw Township Cemetery.

MARY JOYCE (PARMLEY) DUNBAR 1936-2009

Mary [Denver Ray, Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died March 2, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 13, 1936, the daughter of Denver Ray and Mary Alice (Barnes) Parmley. She was married to Johnny "Bryant" Dunbar, son of Luther and Ona (Hill) Dunbar, on May 24, 1952; Bryant died in 2007. She is survived by brother Robert; four nephews, including Chad Parmley; and seven nieces, including Alice (Parmley) Sawyers and Amanda (Parmley) Hurt. She was preceded in death by brother Lyman in 2006. Services were held March 5 in the Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home chapel with Bros. Dennis Walker and Bro. Keith McKim officiating. Burial was in Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery.

GARY C. PARMLEY 1948-2009

Gary [unplaced], a veteran and certified public accountant, died Feb. 20, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. He was born July 20, 1948, in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., the son of William K. and Mildred (Dudley) Parmley. Gary graduated from the Warrensburg High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972, mostly with an infantry battalion in Germany. In 1974, he received a Bachelor of Science in business from Central Missouri State University. He became a CPA on Feb. 15, 1985, and later became a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gary enjoyed dealing in and refurbishing antique furniture, fishing and playing golf. Survivors include daughter Barbara Stegner of Centerview, Johnson County, Mo.; mother Mildred L. Ball of Warrensburg; a granddaughter; and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; brother William; and sister Elizabeth Shaw. Burial was at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg. Pallbearers were Tom Shaw, Terry Shaw, Mike Shaw, Aaron Shaw, Ryan Shaw and Ray Markley. The Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.

CHARLES MELVIN PARMLEY 1933-2009

Charles [Buford Charles, James, Robert, Hiel C., John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel Nathaniel, John, John], of Potosi, Washington County, Mo., died Feb. 15, 2009, at the St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Oct. 27, 1933, the son of Buford and Susie (Lawson) Parmley. Charles, who was a carpenter, loved to garden. Among his survivors are sons Charles "Chuck," Randy and Clarence, all of Potosi, and Ronald of St. Louis; daughter Tracey Mitchell of Potosi, brother Jerry of Potosi, sister Wilma Cantrell of Potosi; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by brother and a grandson Nicholas Elsey. Burial was at Potosi's Redbud Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were Chuck Parmley, Ronald Parmley, Clarence Parmley, Randy Parmley, Andrew Parmley and Robert Blake. The Britton Funeral Home of Potosi was in charge of arrangements.

LARRY 'JIM' JAMES PARMLEY 1945-2009

Jim [Henry Lincoln, Thomas Benton, William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Feb. 9, 2009, at a hospital in Austin, Travis County, Texas, where he had been a patient since suffering a heart attack two days earlier. He was born May 22, 1945, near Newtonia, Newton County, Mo., the son of Henry and Lucille (Ratliff) Parmley. Jim and his wife, Vickie, owned and operated the Tractor Showplace in Lockhart, Caldwell County, Texas, after operating a service station and garage at Smackout near Newtonia. In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Jim of Neosho, Newton County, Mo., Jerry of Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Okla., and Doug of Austin; daughters Jenny of Granby, Newton County, Mo., and DeLana Goetz of Austin; brother Carl of Goodman, McDonald County, Mo.; sisters Ila Thompson of Udall, Cowley County, Kans., Mary Lowe and Dolly Gray, both of Miami, Ottawa County, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother Carol. Graveside services were held at the Lytton Springs Cemetery near Lockhart. The Clark Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DANIEL C. HERBRUCK 1943-2009

Daniel, a former employee of Wheel Horse Products, and widower of Loraine E. [Lorin Arthur, Cornelius "Irvin," Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] Parmley, died Feb. 3, 2009, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill. He is survived by daughters Amy Cosper of Leesburg, Kosciusko County, Ind., and Angela Herbruck of Chicago; brothers, Derrell of Mount Pleasant, Delaware County, Ind., Douglas of De Witt, Clinton County, Mich., and Dallas of Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; and six grandchildren.

MARGARET 'PEG' (STAPLES) PARMELE 1924-2009

Peg, widow of Livingston McClelland [Charles Roome, Charles Roome, Theodore Weld, Truman, Thomas Truman, Thomas, Thomas, Job, John, John] and an active member of the Skaneateles, Onondaga County, N.Y., community, died Jan. 27, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y. She had been at the Finger Lakes Center for Living in Auburn for several months. Peg was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y., to Appleton H. and Johanna C.M.S. Staples. She and her husband lived on Lakeview Circle in Skaneateles for many years, presiding over a large family, a pack of Newfoundlands and one Bunjy. As a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Skaneateles for many years, Peg worked as a board member and officer at the St. James Thrift Shop. She was active on the altar guild, prayer chain and as office parish secretary in the mid-1960s. Peg was an accomplished craftswoman, winning several prizes at the New York State Fair for needlepoint; she was also skilled in cooking, ceramic pottery, dressmaking, and knitting. She designed and crafted the blue kneelers in the chapel at St. James. In addition to her husband, Peg was preceded in death by daughters Alice P. Glasscock and Cynthia P. Spier; brother Norman Staples; and sisters Catherine Brundage, Elizabeth Staples, Janet Loughran and Camilla Staples. Survivors include sons Charles S. and Robert L.; daughter Janet P. Kent; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. James. Memorial contributions may be made to The Women of St. James, 96 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152; SAVES, 77 Fennell St., Skaneateles, NY 13152; or Autism Speaks, 5455 Wilshire Blvd. #2250, Los Angeles, CA 90036. The Robert D. Gray Funeral Home in Skaneateles was in charge of arrangements.

RHOVINA (ECHTERNACHT) MICHELSEN PARMELEE 1918-2009

Rhovina, widow of Phil [unplaced] died Jan. 15, 2009, at Meadow View Manor in Grass Valley, Nevada County, Calif. . She was born in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, on Nov. 27, 1918, the daughter of Dr. Arthur and Aimee Echternacht. She moved to Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., in 1931 and attended UCLA and Chainard Art Institute. She and Ralph Michelsen were married in 1941 and moved to Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif., where she raised her five children. Rhovina was an active leader in her church’s youth fellowship program and with the Girl Scouts of America. She started the Newport Beach Branch of Panhellenic Alumni and was a founding member of the Newport Harbor Hogue Hospital Auxiliary. She was honored as woman of the year by Newport's Panhellenic Alumni in 1956. Rhovina enjoyed camping and backpacking adventures. In 1965, she and the younger children moved to the Seattle, Kings County, Wash., area where she had a career in printing and publishing production. She was talented in layout and design as well as a gifted watercolorist. She and Phil Parmelee were married in 1968; he died 10 years later. After retirement, she lived in Arizona for some time and worked as an arboretum docent in the Phoenix, Maricopa County, area and painting desert scenes. She moved to Grass Valley in 1987 where she was an active member of a local seniors hiking club and a volunteer with Hospice, Literacy Council and a member of a breast cancer recovery group. She survived four different types of cancer. Rhovina is survived by daughters Carolyn Michelsen Hood of Nevada City, Nevada County, Calif., Cleo Bouffiou of La Conner, Skagit County, Wash., and Cathy Michelsen of Byron Bay, Australia; son Christopher Michelsen of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa; a grandson; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by daughter Claire Michelsen.

CARL EVERETT PARMLEY 1926-2009

Carl [William "Bryan," Newland Muhlenburg, Henson Greenland, Alladin "Burg," John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a foundry and tire industry worker, died Jan. 7, 2009, at the age of 82. He was born in Coalmont, Grundy County, Tenn., to Bryan and Edith (Meeks) Parmley. Carl moved to Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tenn., after serving in the Navy from 1944-46, where he served on a landing-craft infantry gun ship and saw action in France and Germany. He worked at Wheland Foundry for 20 years, and then entered the tire industry, working for Mitchell Tire and Arnco. After retirement, he served as a consultant for Arnco for many years. He and his wife, Margaret (Graham), also owned and operated Parmley’s Children’s Shop from 1971-78. He was a member of Ashland Terrace Christian Church where he served as a board member and a deacon. He also was 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Alhambra Shrine, Flying Fez unit, and a member of the Board of Governors at the Shriners' Hospital in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Carl was also a member of Cardiac Rehabilitation for 30 years. In addition to his wife, Carl is survived by daughters Linda Underwood and Rebecca Jane Varnell; granddaughters Amelia Pruett and Christina Varnell; and great-grandson Andrew James Weitzel. Burial was at Chattanooga Memorial Park. the Lane Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

2008

FRANCIS L. PARMELEE 1919-2008

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

DOROTHY L. (MARTZAHN) PARMELE 1910-2008

Dorothy, the widow of Fenton C. Parmele [Harry Dillion, Henry William, Moses William, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], died Dec. 24, 2008, at Good Samaritan Home in Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. She was born July 19, 1910, in Davenport, to Thomas and Meta (Struck) Martzahn. She and Fenton were married June 26, 1936, in Davenport; he died Dec. 22, 1977. Surviving are sisters Marie Timm and Olivia Wiese; sister-in-law Eloise Martzahn; and 21 nieces and nephews. Burial was at Davenport's Pleasant Valley Cemetery. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements.

MARJORY 'MARGE' LOUISE (BOYDSTON) PARMELY 1922-2008

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

CARROL DEAN PARMELLY 1935-2008

Carrol [Kleas, William "Mann," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John]. general manager for Featherlite Building Products for 33 years and a lifelong resident of Tye, Taylor County, Texas, died Nov. 20, 2008. Carrol was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, to Kleas and Winnie Parmelly. He graduated from Abilene High School and served in the National Guard for several years. He and Shirley Dodd were married in Holiday, Texas, on Feb. 2, 1959. Carrol served on the Tye School board for many years and the Tye TEDCO board for six years. He was named 2005 Man of the Year and served on the board of the Tye Methodist Church for many years. Among his survivors are his wife, Shirley, of Tye; daughters Annette Leonhard of Tye and Cheryl of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; sister Ella Haynes of Abilene; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was at Elmwood Memorial Park in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas. The Hamil Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 209 S. Danville St., Building B #107, Abilene, Texas 79605.

SYLVIA SUE (SICKMAN) PARMLEY 1955-2008

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

RICHARD JOHNSTON WILSON 1947-2008

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

ELIZA ESTHER (ULLERY) PARMLEY 1908-2008

Eliza, widow of Lorin Arthur [Cornelius Irvin, Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Oct. 16, 2008, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in New Carlisle, St. Joseph County, Ind., where she lived for the past 13 years. She was 100. Eliza Esther was born on April 17, 1908, on Good Friday, in St. Joseph County to James and Iva (Long) Ullery. Her father was planting early potatoes and her grandmother delivered her in the log cabin she called home. Eliza lived most of her life in the area except for a few years when she lived in Kankakee, Kankakee County, Ill. We and Lorin were married Oct. 19, 1926, in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Ind.; he died in 1969. She is survived son Lawrence of New Carlisle; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister Mary Jane (Milford) Billhimer of South Bend; brother Donald Ullery of South Bend; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded her in death by daughters Anna Mae Parmley and Lorraine E. Herbruck; brother Russell Ullery; and two grandchildren. Services were held at South Bend's Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel. Burial was at South Bend's Southlawn Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637.

RUE (IRONS) PARMLEY 1936-2008

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

EDNA L. (DEERHAKE) PLASTER PARMELEE 1912-2008

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

BRENDA PARMELEE ca 1956-2008

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

JANE ANN (WALTERS) SHAFFER 1959-2008

Jane Ann (Walters) Shaffer, a wife, mother and teacher, died Oct. 1, 2008, at her home in Mulberry, Polk County, Fla. She was 48. Jane, a second-grade instructor at Jesse Keen Elementary, left the classroom in March to fight her battle with cancer. She underwent chemotherapy throughout the spring and summer and looked forward to returning to school in August. Despite undergoing her first radiation on the first day of the new term, she returned to work. But after two weeks back on the job, she decided to fight her illness full time. Jane, the daughter of James Francis [Frances "Fanny" Pearl, Frank Hart, Luther Hart, Elisha, Theodore, Abraham, Abraham, Isaac, John, John] and Joann (Powers) Walters, was born Oct. 24, 1959, in New London, Huron County, Ohio. She attended public schools in the New London and South Central school districts and graduated from Westland High School in suburban Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, in 1978. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Ohio University in 1982 and joined her family who had moved to Florida. She lived in the Sarasota County cities of Venice and Sarasota, where she met Michael Shaffer, a co-worker at a Publix supermarket. They had been dating for a while when, one night, while out driving around town and talking, he asked her if there were someplace she wished she could be. Yes, she told him, with her mother in Punta Gorda, Charlotte County, Fla. More than an hour after they’d resumed their conversation, she realized that he’d driven her the 70 miles to Punta Gorda. She and Michael were married there on Aug. 18, 1990. In 1992, the Shaffers moved to North Charleston, Berkeley County, S.C., where his employer had just opened a new market and she took a job as director of a technical school. The family lived in Goose Creek, Berkeley County, S.C., briefly in Columbus, and returned to Florida in 2002. She enjoyed major league sports, decorating her home, always could accommodate another dog or cat and could play the Sousaphone. In addition to her husband and mother, both of Mulberry, she is survived by son Payden James Powers Shaffer and daughter Anna Parmelee Walters Shaffer, both at home; and brothers Jim F. Walters, the host of this website, of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., and Joel D. Walters of Columbus. She was preceded in death by her father in 1973. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, Polk County, Fla. A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

KATHRYN (PARMELEE) LEITCH 1947-2008

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

DAVID B. CHRISTIANSON 1964-2008

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

EILEEN A. PARMELEE McINTYRE ca1920-2008

Eileen, a longtime resident of Sterling, Cayuga County, N.Y., died Sept. 2, 2008, at Oswego Hospital in Oswego, Oswego County, N.Y.. She was born in Fitchburg, Worchester County, Mass. She and her husband, Sylvester B. McIntyre, owned and operated Eagle Rest Farm at McIntyre’s Bluff in Sterling. She was a member of Armour of Light Baptist Church in Victory, Cayuga County, N.Y. Among her survivors are children H. Lee James, Frank McIntyre, Carol Fields, Vern Parmelee, Gerald McIntyre, Ducella Zamora, Sam Parmelee, Skip McIntyre, Lyman McIntyre, Cissy Quigley, Jason McIntyre, Donna Lum, Matt McIntyre; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband in 1989, sons Leland and Ray McIntyre, and daughter Mary Goddard. Burial was at Sterling's Springbrook Cemetery.

MILDRED IMOGENE (PARMLY) SANBORN 1912-2008

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

RODD GARDNER PARMELEE 1965-2008

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

VARL L. GAHIMER 1916-2008

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

CORA 'ANNIE' ANNA (PARMLEY) ALLEY 1918-2008

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

CAROL 'FATS' G. PARMLEY 1937-2008

"Fats" [Henry Lincoln, Thomas Benton, William Henry, John, Richard, Ephraim, Gile, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], owner and operator of Parmley's Garage in Sarcoxie, Jasper County Mo., for more than 30 years, died April 15, 2008, in Branson, Taney County, Mo. He was born Feb. 4, 1937, in rural Stark City, Mo., son of Henry Lincoln and Nancy Lucille (Ratliff) Parmley. He and Belva Lou Chandler were married Sept. 12, 1958, in Sarcoxie. Fats served for 16 years on the Sarcoxie Fire Department, 13 years as chief. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was of the Presbyterian faith. Fats is survived by his wife; sons C. Eugene and Ronald, both of Sarcoxie; daughter Carla Kerr of Sarcoxie; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers Carl "Skinny" of Goodman, McDonald County, Mo., and Larry "Jim" of Texas; sisters Ila Thompson, of Udall, Cowley County, Kans., Mary Lowe and Dolly Gray, both of Miami, Ottawa County, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. The Housh-Goodwin Funeral Home Chapel in Sarcoxie was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Sarcoxie Cemetery.

PAMELA JEANNE PARMELEE 1944-2008

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

JAMES CLEO PARMLEY 1937-2008

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

ROBERT ELBERNE PARMELEE 1925-2008

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

DOROTHY VIVIAN (LINDORFF) PARMELEE 1917-2008

Dorothy, widow of Paul Elliott [Frank Elliott, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John] and a dental assistant at the Faribault Regional Center for 28 years, died Feb. 27, 2008, at the District One Hospital in Faribault, Rice County, Minn. Dorothy was born June 16, 1917, in Henderson, Sibley County, Minn., the daughter of Albert B. and Olga Marie (Tyreman) Lindorff. She was a 1934 graduate of Belle Plaine High School and later graduated from Globe Business College in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. She and Paul were married Jan. 7, 1938, at St. Mary’s Church in St. Paul; he died in 1978. Paul and Dorothy moved to Faribault in 1940 and joined the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour. Her survivors include son Michael of Rio Verde, Maricopa County, Ariz.; daughter Carol A. Joslin of Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minn.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters. Services were at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour, and burial was at Faribault's Maple Lawn Cemetery.

LYDIA (PARMELEE) HOLMES 1911-2008

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

GRACE ERLON (PARMLEY) BLEVINS 1916-2008

Grace [Alfred Layton, Garner, Emerson Bell, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Feb. 11, 2008, at the Golden Years Nursing Home in Monticello. She was born April 6, 1916, in Monticello, daughter of Alfred and Etta (Toler) Parmley. She and Cullin Blevins, son of Diances "Dide" and Sarah J. (Kroger) Blevins, were married April 23, 1931. She is survived by sons Gerald of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., and Tony of Monticello; brothers Marshal and Phillip Parmley; sisters Mimie Guffey and Fan Humble; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1965; son Kenneth; daughter Alta Kaufman; brother Marty Parmley; and sister Ester Parmley. Graveside services were held at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. The Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ELIZABETH 'BETTY' (ROSS) PARMLEY 1925-2008

Betty, former wife of Roy Joseph [Lockey, James A., Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] Parmley, died Feb. 6, 2008. She was born Aug. 12, 1925, at Germantown, Pa. [NOTE: Six places in Pennsylvania have this name], the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Dolan) Ross. After high school, her grandmother sent her to nursing school in Philadelphia. Betty entered the Army in February, 1945, and served in the medical corps, where she met Roy, an Army ambulance driver. Betty was discharged in August, 1946, and they were married Aug. 7, 1946, at Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Betty and Roy came to live in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.D. Betty worked as nurse's aid for a few years at McKennan Hospital and the Crippled Children School. She later cleaned homes and offices, and helped Roy with his concrete business for many years. They later divorced. She was a member of St. Lambert Church and Young at Heart group at the church. She enjoyed reading and camping. She is survived by son Roy of Brandon, Minnehaha County, S.D.,; daughters Elizabeth McMahon of Brandon, Helen Bucher of Sioux Falls, and Linda Kramer of Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings Rosemary Bernadini of Orman, Florida, Frank Ross of Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pa., Butch Ross of Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa., Peg Maio of Pennsylvania, Anne Gerstenbacher of New Jersey, and Reginia Heim of Radnor, Delaware County, Pa. She was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. She was buried at Sioux Falls' Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

FLORENCE (SARGENT) ANDERSON PARMLEY 1912-2008

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

DAVID EUGENE PARMERLEE 1932-2008

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

ROBERT WAYNE PARMELE 1964-2008

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

PAUL ADKINS 1941-2008

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

ROBERT 'BOBBIE' MERTON PARMLEY 1929-2008

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

2007

SEAN PATRICK PARMLEY 1969-2007

Sean [Robert Andrew, Clifford Andrew, Andrew Pearl, Ezekiel Marion, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] was fatally stabbed Dec. 30, 2007, in his Los Angeles apartment near the westside neighborhood of Palms. He was killed defending his son from men out to avenge the son's ex-girlfriend, the family has said. Sean was born and raised in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. He is survived by his parents, Joy and John Beaty of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., and John Downing of Jasper, Walker County, Ala.; daughters Haley, Ariel and Lena Parmley, all of Santa Rosa; son Michael Miller of Santa Rosa; sisters Alysia and Aliana Beaty, both of Los Angeles; brother Paul Parmley of Silverton, Marion County, Ore.; and stepsister Andrea (Parmley) Meyers of Santa Rosa, CA. Services were at Eggen & Lance Chapel in Santa Rosa.

JESSE V. (PARMLEY) WEATHERLY 1923-2007

Jesse [Arch Buchanan, Isaac Buchanan, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a longtime teacher, died Dec. 22, 2007, at her home in the Central Heights Community of Nacogdoches County, Texas. Jesse was born July 17, 1923, in Nacogdoches, the daughter of the Arch Buchanan and Zula (Dennis) Parmley. She received her bachelor's degree in 1958 from Stephen F. Austin State University where she was a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society and the Phi Alpha Theta History Club. She began teaching in the Nacogdoches Independent School District in 1958 and received her master's degree from SFASU in 1964. Jesse continued teaching in the Nacogdoches district for 31 years. She was a lifelong member of Lilly Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as church historian. Jesse loved her family and the history of it, and combined the two by taking her grandchildren to area cemeteries to research their genealogy. She wrote and published six books on her family history and one on the history of Central Heights School. She was a member of the Nacogdoches Historical Society and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Jesse also enjoyed traveling and quilting. She was survived by her husband of 63 years, Hollis Weatherly; daughter Evalyn "Evie" Sopko; sons Gerall and Dr. James A., both of Nacogdoches; sister Madaleine Stidger of Tyler; grandchildren Robbie Weatherly of Nacogdoches, Kari Weatherly of Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas; Kelley Cagle of San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, Holly Middlebrook of Nacogdoches, Marine Sgt. James A. Weatherly II of Kadina, Japan, Symantha Sopko of Nacogdoches, Clint Sopko of Nacogdoches, Rebekah Sopko of Nacogdoches and Matt Sopko of Nacogdoches; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother Felix. Burial was in Nacogdoches' Rock Springs Cemetery. Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lilly Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 8151 FM 1638, Nacogdoches, TX 75964 or to Hospice of Deep East Texas, 907 Mound St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.

AUDREY L. (HINES) PARMLY 1921-2007

Audrey, widow of Leon "Buster" [George "William" William, William Henry B., Matthew, Samuel, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Nov. 27, 2007, in Billings, Yellowstone County, Mont. She was born April 21, 1921, in Harlowton, Wheatland County, Mont., to Lewis and Ida Hines. They lived in Spokane, Spokane County, Wash., for a short time and then moved to Bozeman, Gallatin County, Mont., in 1924. Audrey graduated from high school in 1940, and was married on Oct. 24, 1942. She and Leon owned a laundry in West Yellowstone until it burned down in 1947, then they moved back to Bozeman. Audrey worked for Gibson's, J&M Cleaners, and also had her own sewing business for 35 years. She belonged to the Rebeka's, was past president of the Eagles Lodge and was on the lodge's drill team. She moved to Billings in 1996 to be close to family and volunteered at R.S.V.P. where she crocheted hats and mittens for needy children. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Audrey is survived by daughters Rita McLaughlin of Riverton, Fremont County, Wyo., and Marla Reynolds of Billings; sister Ruby Ulijohn of Spokane; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1985, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. Cremation was planned; burial of the urn was at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Bozeman.

PETER ALLYN PARMELEE 1924-2007

Peter [Charles "Allen" Allyn, Charles A., James, James, James, Moses, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John], of Green Valley, Pima County, Ariz., died Nov. 19, 2007, after a short illness. He was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Southern California, son of Charles "Allen" Allyn and Ruth B. Parmelee. After being stationed in the Philippines during World War II, he received a degree in accounting at UCLA. Peter resided in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Westchester County, N.Y.; Southport, Fairfield County, Conn.; Evergreen, Jefferson County, Colo.; and Green Valley. He is survived by wife Nancy Jean (Fish); sons Steven and Peter Jr.; daughters Betsy and Jennifer; sister Barbara Munzig; and eight grandchildren. as preceded in death by brother David. At Peter's request, there were no calling hours or service.

EDWARD FRANKLIN WOOD 1940-2007

Edward, husband of Sharon (Parmley) [unplaced], a mechanic and trader of Gentry, Benson County, Ark., died Sept. 27, 2007, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital in Benton County, Ark. He was born June 25, 1940, in Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo., to Robert and Margarete (Drew) Wood. He and Sharon were married Sept. 9, 1970, at Watts, Adair County, Okla. Edward was a member of Tired Iron of the Ozarks. Survivors include his wife; sons Edward Jr. of Colcord, Delaware County, Okla., and Robert of Gentry; daughters Treva Kuelper and Opal Keith, both of Colcord, and Rhonda Hansen and Victoria Hitchcock, both of Gentry; brothers Delbert Gennetten of Colorado, Ernie Gennetten of Missouri and Ronnie Wood of the Dominican Republic; sisters Cleta Tosh of Jay, Delaware County, Okla., Alice "Fern" Pryor of Texas and Betty Bean of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan.; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by half-brother John Wood. Burial was at the Gentry Cemetery. Wasson Funeral Home of Siloam Springs was in charge of arrangements.

VIOLET FERN (GOFF) PARMLEY 1909-2007

Violet, widow of Roy Donald [Lemuel D., Daniel Eliel, Ezra, James, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Sept. 25, 2007, at Lost Dutchman Adult Care in Apache Junction, Pinal and Maricopa counties, Ariz. She was born in Waterlivet, Berrien County, Mich., on July 9, 1909, the daughter of William and Cora (Carpenter) Goff. She and Roy were married Nov. 11, 1925, in Gary, Lake County, Ind., where they established a home. After Roy died in 1956, she moved to Hobart, Lake County, Ind., in 1962. Her last move, to Apache Junction, occurred in 1999. In addition to her husband, Violet was preceded in death by son Roy Jr. in 1995. She is survived by sons Daniel of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz., and Robert of Michigan City, La Porte County, Ind.; daughter Marilouise Blumer of Apache Junction; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren. Services were at Rees Funeral Home in Hobart with the Rev. Cindi Schimmelpfenning officiating. Burial was at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary.

MARY ETHEL (PARMLEY) EICHER 1912-2007

Mary [Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired surgical nurse, died Sept. 9, 2007, at Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Dade County, Fla. She was born July 24, 1912, in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., daughter of the Giles and Nancy (Hurt) Parmley. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Homestead. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, George Henry Eicher; son Buddy and of Monticello; and granddaughters Rebecca and Emily Eicher. She was preceded in death by sisters Minnie Cross, Mae Carter and Thelma Norfleet; and brother Denver Parmley. Graveside services were held at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Wayne County 4-H, 200 Rolling Hills, Monticello, KY 42633. Hoyt G. Hickey and Son Funeral Home of Monticello was in charge of arrangements.

JOHNNY 'BRYANT' BRYANT DUNBAR 1930-2007

Bryant Dunbar, husband of Mary Joyce Parmley [Denver Ray, Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a lifelong resident of Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., died Sept. 5, 2007, at his home. He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Monticello, son of the Luther and Ona (Hill) Dunbar. He and Mary were wed May 24, 1952. Bryant is survived by his widow; sister Jean Bertram of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind.; four nephews and seven nieces. He was preceded in death by brother Sydney Dunbar and sister Primrose Beechboard. Services were at the Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home and burial was in the Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery.

LAURA (KOSTER) PARMELEE 1957-2007

Laura [unplaced], a teller at several banks, died Sept. 5, 2007. She was born June 10, 1957, in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., the daughter of Carl and Janice Koster. Among her survivors are sons Michael and Christopher, and her parents.

BRANDON MARK PARMLEY 1987-2007

Brandon [Mark, Oliver, Andrew "Jiff," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Sept. 1, 2007 at Wayne County Hospital in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. He was born April 9, 1987, in Albany, Clinton County, Ky., the son of Mark and Carol (Bertram) Parmley. Brandon and Brittany Burnett were married June 30, 2007. He was an employee of Hendrickson Mfg. in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky., and a member of Monticello Baptist Tabernacle. He is survived by his widow; sister Rebecca; and grandfather Eulan Bertram. Burial was in the Parnell Methodist Church Cemetery. The Hoyt G. Hickey and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ELNORA (PARMLEY) GALLACHER 1917-2007

Elnora, widow of Raymond Davis Gallacher, died Aug. 26, 2007, from complications of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease. The daughter of Joseph [Thomas Jennison, Joseph Dawson, Maria, Joseph, Joseph, Henry, John, Edmond, John, --?--, Henry] and Mary Lillie (Broyles) Parmley, she was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Scofield, Carbon County, Utah. During her last few years she was a resident of Summerplace in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. She and Raymond were married May 5, 1937. He worked for American Motors in several locations, and the family ultimately settled in the Portland area; he died in 1998. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and played the organ at the Portland temple. She is survived by son Dennis Gallacher; daughters Bonnie Tucker, Sandy Fahey and Kathy Browning; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

BEATRICE LAVONNE (COOPER) PARMELE 1925-2007

Bea, widow of Donald Parmele [unplaced] of Cove, Union County, Ore., died July 29, 2007, at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Union County, Ore. She was born March 29, 1925, at Portland, Multnomah County, Ore., to Bernice and Dora Cooper. She and Donald were married Aug. 20, 1945, at Portland. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, gardening, numerous pets throughout her life and her current cat, Scamper. Survivors include son Dan of Boring, Clackamas County, Ore., and Jerry of Cove; daughter Joanne Crutcher of Baker, Baker County, Ore.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a sister and one great-grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital through Loveland Chapel, 1508 4th St., La Grande, OR 97850.

ORTHA E. (SMITH) PARMELEE 1907-2007

Ortha, the widow of pro baseball player Le Roy "Bud" Earl Parmelee [Olin Earl, Erastus K., Erastus K., Joshua, Joshua, Jehiel, Joshua, John, John] of Monroe, Monroe County, Mich., died July 28, 2007, in the Lutheran Home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 99. She had been in poor health for two weeks. Ortha was born Oct. 7, 1907, in the family home on Smith Road in Bedford Township, daughter of the Frederick T. and Anna (Scharer) Smith. A 1925 graduate of Lambertville (Mich.) High School, Ortha went on to attend Albion College where she was president of the WWA, vice president of her sophomore class and a member of the Delta Gamma sorority. She transferred to Ohio State University her junior year where she received a bachelor's in education in 1929. In 1964 Ortha received her master's from Eastern Michigan University and did postgraduate work at the College of William and Mary. On Oct. 15, 1932, Ortha and Bud were married at the Collingwood Methodist Church in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. Ortha began her teaching career by at Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio. She taught for the public schools at Bedford, Calhoun County, Mich., for seven years and at Monroe at Custer Junior High and Cantrick from 1955 until her retirement in 1971. Ortha was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Monroe, where she taught Sunday school for more than 40 years. Her other memberships and activities included Camp Fire Board of Directors, past president of the State Cluster Camping Assn., Historical Society, Sawyer Homestead, life member of Order of Eastern Star, past president of the Lotus Garden Club, past president of Monroe Council of Garden Clubs, Monroe Council of Churches and the GFWC of Monroe. She is survived by daughters Jan E. Taylor of Brooklyn, Jackson County, Mich., and Annalee Volpi of Monroe; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband who died Aug. 31, 1981, Ortha was preceded in death by son Roy O.; brother Harold; and half-brother Orville Myers. Private interment services were held at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio. The Bacarella Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

GLEN ARNOLD PARMLEY 1930-2007

Glen [Miles "Bill" Monroe, Frank "Hence," Miles R., Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], magistrate for District 1 in Wayne County, Ky., died July 7, 2007, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, at Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. He was born July 14, 1930, the son of Miles "Bill" Monroe and Martha Elizabeth (Humble) Parmley, in Wayne County. He and Hazel Edwards were married Oct. 2, 1929, in Kentucky. Glen is survived by survived by his widow; sons Keith and Roger D.; daughter Nancy K. Carter; brothers James, Olen and Donald; sisters Mary Smith, Eva Whitt, Lela Daniels and Jean Brittand; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Johnny and Robert; and five siblings who died in infancy, Earl, Mattie, Betty, Elmer and Roy. Flags at the Wayne County Courthouse were flown at half staff in honor of Glen who was elected to office in November, 2006, and began his term on Jan. 1, 2007. "Glen Parmley has served in this position honorably, with great dedication and full vigor," County Judge-Executive Greg Rankin said. "Glen had a very big heart for the people in his district and he cared very much about the issues in his district." Burial was at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery.

CLARK PARMELY 1928-2007

Clark [Ferrill J., James Wilbur, Melvin Augustus, Ellsworth, Sylvanus, John, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a farmer and former county commissioner, died June 27, 2007, at his home in Miller, Hand County, S.D. Clark was born April 10, 1928, in Miller to Ferrill J. and Mabel (Campbell) Parmely. He grew up south of Miller and attended Highland grade school and graduated from Miller High School. He taught school and farmed with his dad for three years. Clark married Ruby Knigge in 1950 and moved to southeast Hand County where they spent the next 45 years farming, milking cows, ranching, doing construction, shearing sheep, custom hay grinding and raising a family. He was a member of Rose Hill Presbyterian Church, served as a county commissioner in Hand County and was on the Rosehill Township Board. He was a Third-Degree Master Mason, and a Shriner in the Westerners unit. He piloted own his plane to check cattle or just for fun. Clark and Ruby spent the last several years traveling to watch their grandchildren at rodeos, wrestling meets, music concerts, and shooting sports. Clark and his horses and ponies competed in pulls all over the Midwest and Canada. He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Ronny of Brookings, Brookings County, S.D., Lonny of New Underwood, Pennington County, S.D., Kevin of Huron, Beadle County, S.D., Scotty of St. Lawrence, Hand County, S.D.; daughter Trudy Stevens of Miller; grandchildren Chad Parmely, DeShawn Scott, Amber Misar, Kaeloni Parmely, Kolby Parmely, Billie Jo Parmely, Dawnita Parmely, Rusty Parmely, Jeremy Stevens, T.J. Stevens, Shane Stevens, Cody Stevens, Travis Stevens, Macaela Parmely, Jesse Parmely, Callan Parmely; six great-grandchildren, including Slade Parmely; brother James of Miller; and sisters Mildred Engel of Blackhawk, Meade County, S.D., Marles Dean of Miller, Margaret Starks of Miller, Beth Engel of Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, and Lenarda Swaney of St. Lawrence; and sister-in-law Ellen Parmely of Miller. He was preceded in death by brothers Wydell, Wayne and Otis; and sister Viola Ford. Services were at the First Presbyterian Church in Miller with the Revs. Brian Jones, Allen Sager and Dave Belzer officiating. Burial was at Miller's G.A.R. Cemetery, under the direction of Rembold Funeral Home of St. Lawrence.

IRENE J. (BACHUZEWSKI) PARMELEE 1919-2007

Irene, widow of William H. "Grassy" Parmelee Jr. [unplaced], died June 12, 2007, at Springside in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass. She was born July 14, 1919, daughter of Alexander and Sophie Plotczyk Bachuzewski, in Holyoke, Hampden County, Mass. Primarily a homemaker, she worked at Westinghouse while raising her family. Before her marriage, she was a hairdresser. She moved to Pittsfield in her youth and was a 1937 graduate of Pittsfield High School. She was a communicant of St. Mark's Church and a member of its Rosary Sodality. She also belonged to the Cheshire Kiwanis Club and the former Bartlett School Parent Teacher Assn. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, cooking and bird-watching. She and Grassy were married Nov. 26, 1942; he died April 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by brother Alexander Bachuzewski. She is survived by daughter Christine Merlet of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Mass.; son William III of Pittsfield; brother Thomas Batch of Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y.; grandchildren Wendy Parmelee, Shane C. and Cathleen Doolan, and William H. Parmelee IV; five step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and her cat, Pilot.

HELEN 'PAM' SHERMAN PARMALEE 1914-2007

"Pam," [Daniel Witherstine, George Lewis, Philo, Amos, Nehemiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher, died May 28, 2007, in her hometown of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., at Life Care Center, where she had been a resident. Pam was born June 24, 1914, the daughter of Daniel W. and Edna (Sherman) Parmalee. She attended school in Rochester through the 11th grade and graduated at San Diego High School in 1932. She attended Los Angeles Junior College and the Ernest Belcher School of Dance. With her late dance partner Louise Davidson, she traveled extensively overseas on USO shows and appeared on national theater circuits and television shows with such notables as Gertrude Lawrence, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucille Ball, Pee Wee King, Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band. She owned and operated the Pamela and Louise Dance Studio for 66 years in Plymouth, Marshall County, Ind., and Peru, Miami County, Ind., and then in Rochester, retiring in 1999. She choreographer shows for the Fulton County, N.Y., Players and groups from Plymouth and Tippecanoe Valley high schools. From 1976, she was a correspondent for the Pharos-Tribune in Logansport, Cass County, Ind., and the South Bend Tribune; she was the Fulton County, N.Y., reporter for radio station WNZE in Plymouth. Pam was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in Rochester, the Eagles and Moose auxiliaries, AARP, the National Assn. of Dance and Affiliated Arts, the Rochester Arts Commission and Toastmaster Clubs. She is survived by a nephew, Lonnie Parmalee of Union City, Calif., and two grand-nieces. She was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar S. Parmalee. Burial was at Rochester's Odd Fellows Cemetery; the Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home of Rochester was in charge of arrangements.

JEAN B. PARMELEE 1924-2007

Jean [unplaced] of Honeoye Falls, Monroe County, N.Y., died May 18, 2007. She was born Feb. 7, 1924, the daughter of Herman O. and Mildred.

GILBERT PARMALEY 1916-2007

Gilbert [unplaced], a resident of Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Fla., died May 16, 2007. He was born Feb 4, 1916, and lived in Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Conn., before moving to Florida 29 years ago. He was retired from Textron-Lycoming, an aircraft engine company, and had served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed bowling and softball. Among his survivors are son Frederick of Connecticut; daughter Judy Ponelli of California; stepson Ronald Semons of Connecticut; eight grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughter Arlene Komaromi.

WILLIAM H. 'GRASSY' PARMELEE 1916-2007

Grassy [unplaced], a longtime resident of Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Mass., died April 4, 2007, at Springside of Pittsfield. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1916, the son of William H. and Ethel (Dunespaugh) Parmelee, he was a 1933 graduate of Castleton (N.Y.) High School. He and Irene Bachuzewski were married Nov. 26, 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was discharged with the rank of radioman third class. He was awarded several campaign medals. Grassy owned and operated the former Parmet's Vending Co. for 31 years; he retired in 1984. He was a longtime communicant of St. Mark's Church in Pittsfield and a member of the former Cheshire Kiwanis Club, the Pittsfield and Dalton Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, Dalton American Legion and the Polish Community Club. He enjoyed reading, playing cards and music. Besides his wife, his survivors include son William H. III of Pittsfield; daughter Christine Merlet of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Mass.; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and his cats, Pilot and Corvette. Burial was at Pittsfield's St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Devanny-Condron Funeral Home of Pittsfield handled arrangements.

BETTY (MITCHELL) PARMELEE 1918-2007

Betty, widow of Cmdr. Clyde "Harless" Harless [Clyde Deans, Benjamin Franklin, Moses Edwards, Moses, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John], died April 9, 2007, at Gainesville, Alachua County, Fla. Betty was born July 28, 1918, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., to William and Gladys (Harmon) Mitchell. After several moves with her father who worked for the Ford Motor Co., the Mitchells settled in Swarthmore, Delaware County, Pa. Betty was a 1939 graduate of Swarthmore College, one of the first women admitted to the School of Economics. She and Harless on March 28, 1942, at Pensacola, Santa Rosa County, Fla., and began a her career as a Navy wife. They retired to the Florida Keys in 1974. In 1987 they moved to Gainesville. After her husband died in 1998, Betty and her sister, Billy Young, spent several months together each year in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., during the summers and Gainesville during the winters. Betty is survived by her children, Anne M., Clyde "Chip" H. and William G. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and North Florida Botanical Society or a charity of your choice.

MARY LOUISE (ISLER) PARMELEE 1912-2007

Mary, widow of Nelson E. [Albert H., Alanson, Nathaniel, Elihu, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and a registered nurse, died April 8, 2007. The long-time resident of Windsor Locks, Hartford County, Conn., had been a resident of MasoniCare in Wallingford, New Haven County, Conn. Mary, the daughter of Bingham and Eula May (Basden) Isler was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Jones County, N.C., and raised in Goldsboro, Wayne County, N.C. She was a registered nurse, having trained at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., and worked as an industrial nurse at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for many years. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Windsor Locks until her move to Wallingford. She is survived by sons Nelson of LaGrangeville, Dutchess County, N.Y., and James of Carver, Plymouth County, Mass.; daughter Judith P. Shea of Wayne, Delaware County, Pa; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Nelson, died in 1978. Burial was at Windsor Locks' Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 188, North Haven, CT 06473-0188. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home of Wallingford was in charge of arrangements.

MARVIS 'DUDE' SHERWOOD PARMLEY 1925-2007

"Dude" [George Washington, George Washington, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], Houston's chief building and electrical inspector, a rancher and "true Texan," died April 3, 2007. Dude was known as a legend among cowboys as well as businessman. Those who listened to the stories of his adventures through his life are blessed to have heard them and will not soon forget. If you ever shook his hand he knew your name. The son of George Washington and Minnie (Partin) Parmley, he was born July 23, 1925, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, and spent his formative years in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas. At 17 he enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II in the 135th Construction Battalion "Sea Bees" Special Detachment 3001 on the USS Adair in the invasions of Okinawa and the Guadal Canal. After the war, Dude became Houston's chief building official, and then retired to his ranch in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Texas. He served as the 1976 international president of the International Assn. of Electrical Inspectors, president of Local Union 716 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, director of the International Conference of Building Officials, National Fire Protection Assn. and Texas Municipal League. He taught at Texas A&M University, served as chief electrical inspector for Houston, Master Electrical License No 1. Dude was a 32nd-Degree Mason as well as a Shriner and Jester. Throughout his life, he continued to promote and be involved with other organizations such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where he was a lifetime director and served on the Steer Auction Committee for more than 50 years. He was drill captain of the Harris County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, an executive board member and a past trail boss of the Salt Grass Trail Assn. His wagon, Lazy 8, has been a part of that ride since 1954. Dude was also a 35-year member of the Tejas Vaqueros and lifetime vice president of the Houston Farm and Ranch Club. Dude is survived by his wife, Catherine Sue; daughters Paulette Murray and Lisa Parmley; sons John and Mark "Steve"; stepdaughter Cindy Taylor; brother Bill; nine grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother James "Tuggy."

DAVID GUILFORD PARMALEE 1915-2007

David [Frank Elliott, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], an employee of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. for 36 years and longtime resident of Big Bear, San Bernardino County, Calif., died March 17, 2007. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 1915, in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minn., the son of Frank E. and Myrtle Centennial (Mc Cune) Parmelee. As a young boy during the Great Depression, David worked on Saturdays, picking up, pressing and delivering dry-cleaning. After graduating high school, David put his college plans on hold and worked full-time in the dry-cleaning business. He finally obtained a bachelor's degree in 1962. His business career varied from dishwasher to sales clerk to producing business motion pictures to being an agent for John Hancock. He retired as a staff manager from the insurance company in 1976. David was a member of the Masonic Lodge, beginning in 1943 at the Harding Lodge No. 584 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., and continued with Lodge No. 617 in Big Bear, which he joined in 1977; He was master of the lodge in 1953 and again in 1993. He was also a member of the Big Bear Lake Shriners Club, a charter member of the Big Bear #638 High Twelve Club, and a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Big Bear Valley. Moving to Big Bear Valley in the 1950s, David, his wife, Bonnie, and Jim Boyd established a drive-in movie theater. Bonnie wired all the speakers for the drive-in while their children worked the snack bar. David was active with the Valley Singers and the Big Bear Barbershop Singers. He was preceded in death by his daughter Martha "Marty" Louise in 1961. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Bonnie Louise (Carson); daughter Donna Bennett; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The oldest grandson, Terry Bennett, has been living with and taking care of David and Bonnie for the past four years. Burial was at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside County, Calif. Big Bear Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

WALTER A. PARMELEE 1918-2007

Walter [Daniel L., Owen J., Owen J., Jehiel Nettleton, Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a lifetime resident of Hamden, New Haven County, Conn., died March 10, 2007, at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. He was born in New Haven on March 22, 1918. Walter was a World War II Army veteran who enlisted and served for nearly five years in the South Pacific, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. As he was a retiree after 30 years with the New Hampshire Insurance Co (later AIG) and could be heard on many occasions reminding people to be careful. Walter was an avid bowler, golfer and softball player, and took great joy in following the University of Connecticut's women’s basketball team, when he was no longer able to play himself. He was proud to have seen the Boston Red Sox win the World Series after a lifetime of being a dedicated fan. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and took great joy in storytelling, especially with his grandchildren gathered around him. He was a founding member of Hamden's Dunbar United Church of Christ, actively serving for more than 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Pauline "Polly"; a brother, Arthur O. and his wife Gisela of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Fla.; a sister, Marion Costello of Benicia, Solano County, Calif.; twins Dennis and wife Ruth Ellen and David and wife Shirley; a daughter, Cindy and husband Mark Maris of Nashua, Hillsborough County, N.H.; and grandchildren Jennifer Childs and husband Christopher, Allison Parmelee and husband Joel Waggener, David W. Parmelee, and Lizzie Maris; and great-grandson George Childs. Services were at Dunbar United Church of Christ, and burial followed at New Haven's Beaverdale Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Walter A. Parmelee Memorial Fund at Dunbar United Church of Christ. The Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home in Hamden was in charge of arrangements.

LUCILLE (GEDEON) PARMLEY 1920-2007

Lucille, a longtime Fuller Brush saleswoman and wife of James Frederick [Seba, Mary Ellen & Henry, Joseph, Henry, John, Henry, Henry, John, Edmund, John, --?--, Henry], a World War II veteran, of Bethel Park, Allegheny County, Pa., died Feb. 19, 2007, after a short illness. She and her husband of 55 years previously lived at Mount Lebanon and Aspinwall in the same county. Even in her 80s, Lucille was selling Fuller items after 40 years. Previously she had worked as secretary and receptionist for WWSW radio and was a professional musician. In the 1930s and '40s she led the Gedeon Melodeons, also known as Lucille Gedeon and her all-girl orchestra. She is survived by her children, Cassandra Ostrowski and Pamela, Robin and Christopher Parmley; grandchildren Zachery Ostrowski, Wendy Craton and Valerie Norcross; and four great-grandchildren. Services were private. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to your favorite charity in her memory. Arrangements were handled by William Eckels Funeral Home in Beechview, Pa.

ANNA LEE (PARMALEY) GOODEN 1925-2007

Anna [Roland Duvall, Miles, Emerson Bell, Garner, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a resident of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., and a health-care facility housekeeper, died Feb. 5, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., the daughter of Roland Duvall and Remie F. (Southwood) Parmaley. She married James V. Gooden on Aug. 9, 1967, in Jacksonville, and he survives. Anna was a housekeeper at Modern Care and earlier at Norbury Sanitarium. She had worked at NESCO during World War II. She especially enjoyed caring for the elderly. Among her other survivors are stepchildren Bruce Gooden and Gillian Curl, both of England; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister Opal Bell of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. She was preceded in death stepson Alan Gooden; sister Katha Alcorn and brothers Herschel and Randolph Parmaley. Services were at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, and burial was at Diamond Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Assn.

JAMES FRANCIS PARMELE 1947-2007

Jim [unplaced], a long-time employee for the state of Florida, died Jan. 28, 2007, at his home in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. He was born Feb. 15, 1947, the son of James and Dorothy Parmele, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., and was a 1965 graduate of Augustinian Academy. He received a B.A. in American Studies in 1969 from Merrimac College in North Andover, Essex County, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with duty in Darmstadt, Germany. He was employed for 36 years by the Florida Department of Child Support Enforcement. Jim volunteered and contributed to various charitable organizations and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. His hobbies included sports, coaching Little League baseball, car races and building street rods. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Patricia (Peischl); sons Christopher of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, N.C., and Matthew of Jacksonville; grandson Aaron Parmele of North Carolina; sisters Judy Bonner of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., and Mary Alice Linder of Smithfield, Isle of Wright County, Va.; nephews; aunts; uncles and numerous cousins. A memorial Mass was said Aug. 4, at St. Rita’s Church at Deferiet, Jefferson County, N.Y., with the Rev. Andrew R. Mulvaney, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Black River Cemetery, Rutland, Jefferson County, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. or to a charitable organization of one’s choice.

JAMES LAVERNE PARMLEY 1938-2007

Jim [Harvey, Lockey, James A., Garner "John" J., Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a construction worker, died Jan. 22, 2007. He was born March 26, 1938, the son of Harvey and Elizabeth (Rann) Parmley in Humboldt, Minnehaha County, S.D., where he attended school. He and Myrna Jacobsen were married April 12, 1958 in Pipestone, Pipestone County, Minn. He worked construction jobs for Henry Carlson, was a cement finisher, and a heavy-equipment operator for Sweetman Construction. He also was a custodian for the Sioux Falls Public School System for 28 years, retiring in 2001. Jim enjoyed softball, traveling, fishing, and hunting birds. In addition to his widow, he is survived by sons Jim and Chad, both of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.D.; daughters Renita Heng of Sioux Falls, Brenda Hatlestad of Garretson, Minnehaha County, S.D., and Tami Eichhorn of Sioux Falls; 11 grandsons, including Jordan, Zach, Nick and Jakob Parmley; sister Pat Underberg of Sioux Falls, and sister-in-law Sharon Parmley of Sioux Falls. He was preceded in death by brother Larry. The George Boom Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was buried at Sioux Falls' Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

MARJORIE (JONES) PARMELLY 1920-2007

Marjorie, a retired teacher and widow of Hollis Trice [William "Will," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Jan. 16, 2007. She was born in Bradshaw, Taylor County, Texas, on Sept. 27, 1920, the second child of the Rev. Arthur and Cozette (Hunt) Jones. Marjorie graduated from Rochester High School and McMurry University, where she earned two degrees. She and Hollis were married in May, 1940; he died in 1975. She concluded a 30-year career in teaching in May, 1985, as an elementary teacher, first at Butterfield Elementary School, then at Johnston Elementary School in the Abilene (Texas) Independent School District. Marjorie was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the Abilene Retired Teachers Assn., and Delta Kappa Gamma. Her hobbies included piano, bridge, reading, cooking, watching sports, traveling and crossword puzzles. She also volunteered at Hendrick Medical Center and Sears Methodist Center for many years. In addition to her husband, Marjorie was preceded in death by son William and brother Garth Jones. She is survived by daughters Sandra Wurst, Connie Petree; daughter-in-law Loni Parmelly; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Kenneth Jones; and various nieces and nephews. Services were at Aldersgate United Methodist Church and burial was at Abilene's Elmwood Memorial Park. North's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to The Noah Project or Aldersgate United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

BARBARA ANN (PARMELEE) LUDLOW 1970-2007

Barbara [Anthony "Tony" Earl, Ellis Earl, George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], formerly of Long Island and Hudson Falls, Washington County, N.Y., died Jan. 11, 2007, in North Carolina. She was born Dec. 17, 1970 to Anthony "Tony" and Jeanette "Jan" Esther (Rosson) Parmelee. Barbara and Jeffrey Ludlow were married Nov. 6, 1996. She recently located to North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her father, Tony. She is survived by her mother, Jan, of Queensbury, Warren County, N.Y.; sisters Cheryl Winslow and Patty Sabin and their families. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to: St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of one's choice. A memorial service was held at the Church of the Messiah in Glens Falls, Warren County, N.Y.

2006

GEORGE ERWIN PARMELEE 1931-2006

George [Ellis Earl, George Wilson, George, Epaphroditus, Aaron, Cornelius, Josiah, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a tech sergeant in the Air Force in the Korean War and a resident of St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Ga., died Dec, 12, 2006. He was born Jan. 12, 1931, the son of Ellis Earl and Dorothy Gertrude (Symons) Parmelee. Survivors include his widow, Daphne Hall (Grice), whom he married July 27, 1956, and daughters Cindie A., Sandra R. and Debra L.

JAMES WILLIAM PARMLEY 1930-2006

Jim [unplaced], a director of airline reservations for Braniff Airlines, died Dec. 9, 2006, in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. He was born Aug. 18, 1930, on the island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and received his bachelor's degree in 1955 from University of Texas at Austin. After 28 years with Braniff, he retired and moved from Dallas to Holly Lake Ranch 11 years ago. He was a member of Holly Tree Chapel where he served as an usher and was a member of two men's Bible study groups. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rue (Irons) Parmley; sons, Loren R. of Madison, Madison County, Miss., and Jeffrey W. of Plano, Collin County, Texas; one niece; and nephews. Services were at Holly Tree Chapel with the Revs. Paul Myers, Louis Gant and Ken Carter officiating. Ushers of Holly Tree Chapel served as pallbearers/ Burial was at Holly Tree Cemetery under the direction of the Lowe Funeral Home of Quitman, Wood County, Texas.

ANTHONY 'TONY' PARMELE 1914-2006

Tony [Bert Baldwin, Clifford, Aaron Baldwin, Bela, Reuben, John, John, John, John, John], who worked for the Philippine meat and construction industries, died Dec. 7, 2006. He was born Dec. 3, 1914, the son of Bert and Luisa (Palanca) Parmelee in Bintuan, Palawan, in the Philippines. He married a childhood friend, Natividad Lisboa, on Dec. 12, 1939, and had five children -- Mary Ann, Harry, Shirley, Ruby, and Grace -- 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In the Philippines, Tony was an entrepreneur, issuing government contracts with the local meat industry. He was also involved in the construction contract of the U.S. Coast Guard in Busuanga, where he served as mayor from 1964 to 1967. He moved to New York in 1971, Hawaii in 1972, and settled in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., in 1982. Some of his passions were collecting coins and playing mah jong, poker and solitaire. A viewing was held at the Elk Grove Funeral Chapel in Sacramento, and a Mass was recited at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

DRACINE 'DRA' (BECK) PARMLEY 1910-2006

Dra, widow of George L. [Henry Stephen, James Knox Polk, Stephen, John, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Nov. 28, 2006, at her home in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kans. Dra was born Sept. 11, 1910, in Needmore, Cleveland County, Okla., to Daniel Sequoyah Sr. and Margaretta (Green) Beck. She moved with her family to Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., in 1921; she later graduated from Barnsdall in 1929. She and George, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, were married June 1, 1931. Dra was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Barnsdall, later transferring her membership to the 1st Baptist Church of Arkansas City, when they moved in 1934. Dra was a homemaker whose interests included gardening, reading, and genealogy. Her passion for genealogy led her to author several family histories, which have been published by various historical periodicals. The daughter of original Cherokee enrollees, Dra was also an enrolled of member of the Cherokee Nation. Survivors include son Thomas L. of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kans.; daughter Pamela White of Arkansas City; sisters Betty J. Feak of Seattle, King County, Wash., and Esca Dean Huff of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colo.; brother Buel D. Beck of Arkansas City; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, George; brothers Daniel S Beck Jr. of Arkansas City and Robert L. Beck of Tempe, Maricopa County, Ariz.; and sister Helen Westbrook of Arkansas City. Burial was at Riverview Cemetery. Memorials have been established with the Barnsdall High School and the Goingsnake District Heritage Assn. Contributions may be made through the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

ALYCE ALVENA (PARMLEY) SCHILLING 1910-2006

Alyce [Ray, James Emery, James, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a registered nurse, died Nov. 20, 2006. She was born April 15, 1924, in Banks, Washington County, Ore., the daughter of Ray and Vera Mildred (Friedley) Parmley. She was graduated from Banks High School and was an ensign in the U.S. Navy and served in Korea. She graduated from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing, and was a registered nurse for hospitals and medical clinics. In 1964, she married Edgar Schilling, who died in 1981. Among her survivors are sons John, Paul and Tim; daughters Sue Schwartzkoph and Julie Beehler; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

GARY THOMAS PARMELE JR. 1968-2006

Gary [Gary Thomas, --?--], of Afton, Ottawa County, Okla., died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident in Delaware County, Okla., on Nov. 5, 2006. He was born July 14, 1968. His family had recently had lost their home in a fire. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Gary was northbound on County Road NS 510 at a high rate of speed when he ran off the road right side of the road, struck an embankment, a tree, a utility pole and rolled the vehicle. Gary was driving at least 65 mph in a 45-mph zone on a gravel road shortly after 8 p.m., Trooper Brian McSlarrow said. Gary's passenger and stepson, Christopher Shum, 14, was flown to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo., where he was treated. Neither was wearing a seat belt, officials said; Gary was thrown from the vehicle and Christopher crawled out of the vehicle. The two had been hunting and were headed back to the motel where they had been staying in the wake of a fire that destroyed their home Oct. 20, according to McSlarrow. Pat Laub, owner of the Afton Route 66 Motel, where the family was staying, said she established an account for the family at Security Bank & Trust in Afton. [Details: (918) 257-4242.] Motel manager Wanda Cummings, said Gary's widow and her five children are in need.

J. DAVID PARMELE 1934-2006

Dave [unplaced], a past president of the local JayCees, died Oct. 16, 2006. He was born April 5, 1934, the son of John and Myrtle Parmele. Dave was a member of John Knox Presbyterian Church, the Red River Masonic Lodge, a former president of the JayCees of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., and a volunteer with the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf and the Ronald McDonald House. His survivors include wife Violet "Vicki"; daughters Kristine Tourscher of Holley, Orleans County, N.Y., Deborah Seifert of Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, N.Y., Vicki Bevan of Greece, Monroe County, N.Y., and Wendy Boehmer of West Bloomfield, Ontario County, N.Y.; four grandchildren; sister Susan Evans; nieces and nephews; and special friends Kevin, Sara, Celia and Jacob Smith of Arlington, Vt. A memorial service was held at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception in the church hall. The New Comer Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, the John Knox Presbyterian Church or The Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf.

ROBERT L. PARMELE 1926-2006

Robert [unplaced], of Greece, Monroe County, N.Y., died Oct. 14, 2006. He was born March 4, 1926. He is survived by his wife, Lois (Cook); sons Craig and Scott; daughter Cheryl Fiore; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service was held at Brockport Free Methodist Church. Burial was at Bath National Cemetery, at Bath, Steuben County, N.Y. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assn. in his memory.

ELEANOR G. (Mc ALDUFF) PARMELEE 1911-2006

Eleanor, widow of Gillette F. [unplaced], a longtime waitress, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Mass. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., the daughter of Herbert and Margaret (Steele) McAlduff. She is survived by her daughter, Gail S. Holland of Plymouth and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings. A funeral Mass was recited at St. Bonaventure Church in Plymouth and burial was at Pine Hills Cemetery in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass.. The Cartmell Funeral Home of Plymouth was in charge of arrangements. Donations in her memory may be made to the DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

LONNIE D. PARMELEE 1940-2006

Lonnie, a machinist, died Oct. 6, 2006, at Southwest Medical Center, Liberal, Seward County, Kans. He was born Nov. 8, 1940, in Liberal, the son of Pete [unplaced] and Margaret C. (Palmer) Parmelee. He attended schools in Hugoton, Stevens County, Kans., Liberal and was graduated from Turpin High School in Turpin, Beaver County, Kans., in 1959. A machinist, he worked in Houston, Harris County, Texas, for 20 years, and then returned to Turpin where he worked for Disco Machines for the past 20 years. Lonnie was a member of the Turpin United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Lane Day Post No. 3166, Liberal. He served in the Army. In 1963, he married Barbara Roehr in Irving, Dallas County, Texas. Survivors include his mother of Turpin; brother Don of Murphy, Collin County, Texas; and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; sister Colleen; and half-brother L.B. Parmelee. Services were at the Turpin United Methodist Church with the Revs. Stanley Lehnert and Larry Young presiding. Inurnment was at a later date. Miller Mortuary in Liberal handled the arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Turpin United Methodist Church Parsonage Building Fund, in care of the mortuary.

SHIRLEY H. (JOHNSTON) PARMELEE 1923-2006

Shirley, wife of Charles "Dan" Dan [Dan Edward, Charles Daniel, Hezekiah, Dan, Dan, Hezekiah, Joel, John, John] of Middletown, Middlesex County, Conn., died Oct. 3, 2006 at Middlesex Hospital. She was born Dec. 13, 1923, in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., the daughter of Raymond W. and Alice (Anderson) Johnston. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a member of Alpha Omega Phi sorority. A former resident of Clinton, Middlesex County, Conn., she was a member of Holy Advent Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and served as editor of the church paper for many years. She and her husband retired to Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., for 14 years, before returning to Connecticut in 2002. She is survived by her husband of 56 years; brother Raymond W. Johnston Jr. of Duarte, Los Angeles County, Calif.; sons Dan E. of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., and John W. of Storrs. Tolland County, Conn.; daughters Ann H. (Parmelee) LeVasseur of Clinton, New Haven County, Conn., and Joan M. (Parmelee) Stephenson of Midwest City, Oklahoma County, Okla.; grandchildren Jeremy D. Hansen, Catherine LeVasseur, Nicholas Stephenson, Adam Stephenson, and David, Christine and Caitlin Parmelee.; and great-grandson Christian D. Hansen. The family requested that no flowers be sent nor contributions be made in her memory. Arrangements were handled by Robinson, Wright and Weymer of Essex, Middlesex County, Conn.

RICHARD LEROY PARMELEE 1915-2006

Richard [unplaced] of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, died Sept. 4, 2006. He was born Feb. 3, 1915, and lived for a while in Indiana. Services were at Sidney's Holy Angels Church. The Adams Funeral Home of Sidney was in charge of arrangements.

FELIX MAURICE PARMLEY 1926-2006

Felix [Arch Buchanan, Isaac Buchanan, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a dairy farmer, died Sept. 20, 2006, at Whitehouse, Smith County, Texas. He was born Aug. 1, 1926, the son of Arch Buchanan and Zula (Dennis) Parmley, in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, where he lived most of his life. He and Bonnie Castleberry were married July 19, 1947, at Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas. He attended Central Heights High School and served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Whitehouse's 1st Baptist Church and the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center. He served on the boards of AMPI, the Farm Bureau, the Piney Woods Steer Show and Central Heights School. He was preceded in death by a son, Hubert Maurice, in 1990. Survivors include his wife; son Felix "Mike" of Whitehouse; sisters Madaleine Stidger of Tyler, Smith County, Texas, and Jesse Weatherly of Nacogdoches; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Nacogdoches' Rock Springs Cemetery. Laird Funeral Home of Nacogdoches was in charge of arrangements.

LARRY LEE PARMLEY 1940-2006

Larry [Harvey, Lockey, James A., Garner "John" John, Richard, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a carpenter for the Sioux Falls School District for nearly four decades, died Sept. 8, 2006, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 28, 1940, the son of Harvey and Betty (Rann) Parmley, at the family home near Montrose, McCook County, S.D. Larry worked for the school district for 39 years, mostly in the shop as a carpenter. He enjoyed going for rides, fishing, boxing and watching The Food Channel. He was especially proud of his lawn and garden. He loved to cook and make soups. He is survived by his wife; children and stepchildren; grandchildren; brother Jim; and sister Pat Underberg. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery in Wentworth, Lake County, S.D.

DELMA D. PARMLEY 1916-2006

Delma, wife of the late Henry [Andrew Pearl, Ezekiel Marion, Thomas Henry, James, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] Parmley, died Sept. 6, 2006, in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, Calif. Delma was born in Oklahoma on Feb. 1, 1916, and lived in Sonoma County 70 years. She was a foster parent for 15 years; her family was the most important thing in her life. She is survived by daughter Dorothy Hay of Minot, Ward County, N.D.; son Lyle Parmley of Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, Calif.; grandchildren Teri Dalby, Darren Hay, Kelley Primrose, Timothy Hay, Lisa Parmley and Melissa Parmley; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. A graveside service was held at Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice. The Santa Rosa Mortuary Eggen & Lance Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR 'ART' HAWLEY PARMELEE 1943-2006

Art [Arthur Hawley, Arthur Hawley, Joseph Elliott, Samuel Ward, David, David, Joseph, Joseph, Isaac, John, John], a 36-year project manager at the IBM Corp., died Aug. 30, 2006, at HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield County Care Center in Louisville, Boulder County, Colo., after a five-year battle with cancer. He was born April 3, 1943, in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., the son of Dr. Arthur Hawley and Jean (Rheinefrank) Parmelee. Art's family moved to Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, Calif., in 1940, where he became a 1961 graduate of University High School. He obtained a degree in mathematics at UCLA in 1965 and worked at the university from 1964 to 1970. Art moved to Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., in 1970, where he began working for IBM, and then moved to Niwot, Boulder County, Colo., in 1980. He and Mary J. Golliet were wed on May 29, 1995, at Peaceful Valley, Boulder County, Colo. He retired from IBM in July, 2005. Art was a member of the Boulder Rifle club; the Peak to Peak Miata Club, where he served as webmaster; and the Harper Lake Model Yacht Club. He was a soccer coach, Cub Scout leader and 4-H supporter. He enjoyed photography, Miata rides, biking, boating, camping, cross-country skiing and travel. Art was preceded in death by his mother, Jean. He is survived by wife Mary; son Eric of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont.; daughters Lisa of Silt, Garfield County, Colo., and Tammy Ornstein of Boulder; stepdaughters Larisa Pavlick of Frederick, Weld County, Colo., and Rachelle Wagoner of Eagle, Eagle County, Colo.; his father, Arthur, of Pacific Palisades; brother Tim of Malibu, Los Angeles County, Calif.; sisters Ann of Garberville, Humboldt County, Calif., and Ellen of Pacific Palisades; and six grandchildren. Inurnment was at Foothills Gardens of Memory, Longmont, Boulder County, Colo. Ahlberg Funeral Chapel of Longmont was in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR PARMELEE 1926-2006

Arthur, a resident of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., died Aug. 27, 2006. Art, the only child of Ira [unplaced] and Minnie Parmelee, was born in June, 1926.

ARTHUR LEROY PARMELEE 1924-2006

Arthur [unplaced], a resident of Milford, New Haven County, Conn., died there Aug. 7, 2006. He was born March 18, 1924. Among his survivors is his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Hayes) Parmelee.

RONALD E. NETHERY 1948-2006

Ronald E. Nethery died July 25, 2006, at his home in Charlestown, Clark County, Ind. He was born Jan. 23, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Parmley) Nethery [unplaced]; sons Morris, Mark and Charles; daughters Saundra Carr, Anne Ray and Teresa Florez; stepchildren Starla Henry and Matt Glasco; sister Pat Douglas; brothers Bruce and Mike; and 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Grayson Funeral Home of Charlestown was in charge of arrangements.

PAUL WOODBURN PARMALEE 1926-2006

Paul [Max W., Frank Woodburn, Harry H., Aaron J., Ira, Philo, Stephen, Stephen, John, John], an educator, author and authority on freshwater mussels, died July 4, 2006, at the NHC Fort Sanders Nursing Home from complications of a stroke. He was born on Oct. 17, 1926, in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, to Max W. and Marion F. Parmalee. He was a 1944 graduate of Rocky River High School, west of Cleveland Ohio, and joined the Army, serving in the Philippines and occupied Japan with the combat engineers. Upon his honorable discharge on Nov. 22, 1946, Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in zoology at Ohio University in 1948, his Master of Science in ecology at the University of Illinois in 1949, and his Ph.D. in wildlife management at Texas A&M in 1952. He taught at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas, until 1953. He then served as curator of zoology and later assistant director at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Sangamon County, from 1953-73. In 1973, he joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knox County. Paul became director of the Frank H. McClung Museum in 1977. A pioneer in the field of zooarchaelogy, he amassed one of the top research collections of freshwater mussels and freshwater and terrestrial gastropods in the eastern United States, representing living and extinct taxa. He retired in 1989, but as professor and director emeritus, he served as curator of this collection while maintaining his research, continuing to publish and enjoying life. After his retirement, he lived in Knoxville and continued to act as curator of that collection;. the mussels and gastropods number over 65,000 specimens. The collection is used by students and faculty in zoology, aquatic biology and anthropology at the University of Tennessee as well as scholars from other institutions and biologists from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the Tennessee Valley Authority and biological consulting firms. The collections are the basis of the definitive publication, "The Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee," which he wrote with Arthur Bogan, a former student, and was published by the University of Tennessee Press in 1998. The McClung Museum has named its collection the Paul W. Parmalee Malacology Collection and has established a fund for its support and care. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara (Griswold) Parmalee, in 1991. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Nail Wyatt Parmalee; son J. David; daughters Patrice Fox and Shalee Sojka; and grandchildren Katherine and Corinne Parmalee, Austin and Kelsey Fox, Sophia Sojka. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Camp Point, Ill. The McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home of Maryville, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements. Contributions can be made to the Paul W. Parmalee Malacology Collection Fund at the Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, 1327 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996.

JOHN OSBORN PARMELEE 1918-2006

John [Willis Isaac, Frederick M., Horace, Joel, Joel. Joel, John, John] a lifelong resident of Durham, Middlesex County, Conn., died June 14, 2006. He was born Oct. 23, 1918, one of Willis Isaac and Esther Eliot (Clarke) Parmelee's 11 children, and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Among his survivors are widow Jean (Peterson); son Terry, the fire chief of Middlefield, Middlesex County, Conn.; and grandson Ryan T., an Army staff sergeant and Iraq War veteran.

SAMUEL ROSS PARMELEE 1948-2006

Samuel R. Parmelee, a veteran of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, died May 21, 2006, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, Franklin County, N.Y. He was born in Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pa., on Jan. 2, 1918, the son of Clifford Hunt [Samuel Benjamin, Eliab Harvey, Eliab, Eliab, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Louise Magdeline (Latt) Parmelee. The family soon moved to Syracuse, Monroe County, N.Y., where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 and a Master of Forestry degree in 1942 from the New York State College of Forestry. Samuel was a World War II veteran, a captain in the 871st Aviation Battalion (Corps of Engineers) in command of Company C, part of the force that drove the Japanese out of New Guinea and the Philippines. He was married to Jean Ellen Schermerhorn, a social worker, on June 7, 1941, at Syracuse, Onondaga County, N.Y.; they had three children, Robert, Linda and William. After Jean's death in 1986, he married Dorothy Dunn. Samuel was a resident of Tupper Lake, Franklin County, N.Y., at the time of his death.

GEORGE LEE PARMLEY 1912-2006

George [Henry Stephen, James Knox Polk, Stephen, John, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a 42-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, died May 11, 2006, at his home in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kans. He was born Feb. 8, 1912, at Linn Creek, Camden County, Mo., the son of Henry and Nancy (Curtis) Parmley. At age 5, his family moved to Oklahoma, first to Norfolk, then to Yale, Payne County. After graduating Yale High School in 1930, he moved to Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., where he was hired on at the post office. He and Dracine Beck were wed at Barnsdall's 1st Baptist Church on June 1, 1931. They moved to Arkansas City in 1934 where George worked for the Postal Service, retiring in 1973 as superintendent of mails. Among George's interests were golf, fishing, gardening, Oklahoma State athletics and Parmley genealogy. Throughout the 1950s he was active in the fledgling Arkansas City Baseball Assn. and assisted with the Junior League teams. Among his survivors are his wife; daughter Pamela White of Arkansas City; son Thomas L. of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kans.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother James E. of Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas; and sister Marye McGurk of Goleta, Santa Barbara County, Calif. He was preceded in death by sister Martha Ripley of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Memorial donations may be made to the Yale High School Athletic Department in care of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home of Arkansas City.

MARY CUNHA (ENOS) PARMELEE 1921-2006

Mary, wife of Marcus [unplaced] and a resident of San Leandro, Alameda County, Calif., died May 9, 2006. She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., of Portuguese immigrant parents, Frank and Mary Agrella, and came to Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., as a child. She attended E. Morris Cox grammar school and graduated from Castlemont High School. Her last place of employment prior to retirement was in the accounting department of Frieden Sewing Machine Co. Mary was devoted to her family, she loved gardening and all kinds of flowers, especially orchids. She is survived by her husband; daughters Julie Weston and Luci Flynn; son Manuel Cunha; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Robert; and many nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by brothers Manuel Enos, Frank Ignacio and August Enos; and sister Belle John. Burial was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward., Alameda County, Calif. Guerrero Mortuary of San Leandro was in charge of arrangements.

WINNIE (SMITH) PARMELLY 1912-2006

Winnie, widow of Kleas [William "Mann," John Henry, John, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died March 28, 2006, in a Taylor County, Texas, nursing center. Winnie was born April 29, 1912, at Fairy, Johnson County, Texas, to J.W. and Ella (Wilkerson) Smith. She and Kleas Parmelly were married in April, 1930, in Tye, Taylor County, Texas; he died in 1998. Winnie graduated from Tye High School and was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. She worked at Grissom's Department Store for 23 years and retired from Bernice Proctor's Specialty Shop. Survivors include son Carrol of Tye; daughter Ella Haynes of Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; five grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Abilene's Drummond Cemetery. The Starbuck Funeral Home of Merkel, Taylor County, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.

CHARITY ANN (ANGLE) PARMELEE 1923-2006

Charity, the widow of Kenneth Arnold [Berkley Melvin, Abner Augustus, Rufus Electus, Rufus Clark, Ebenezer, Oliver, Jonathan, Joshua, John, John] and a resident of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Fla., died March 19, 2006. She was born Sept. 28, 1923. Among her survivors are sons David, Kenneth, and Berkley. The Robert J. Babione Funeral Home of Boca Raton was in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA F. (HART) PARMLEY 1932-2006

Barbara, a longtime homemaker and resident of Bakersfield, Kern County, Calif., died at her home Feb. 6, 2006. She was born June 30, 1932, in Vincent, Okla. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert [unplaced]; her mother, Jewel Hart; son Robert Jr.; daughter Patricia Lewis of Clovis, Fresno County, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Tom and Larry Hart; sister Yvonne Elliot; and nieces and nephews. Barbara was a kind, gentle and generous spirit. She was a '50s "Leave It to Beaver" homemaker, who cooked, cleaned, and provided a haven for her husband and children. She was involved in PTA, Cub Scouts, the Bunco Club, Memorial Hospital Volunteers, and a Women's Club. She loved collectibles and Elvis memorabilia. She spent her last days in her favorite chair at home enjoying the view through the bay window. Graveside services were at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park.

LYMAN PARMLEY 1933-2006

Lyman [Denver Ray, Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a retired farmer and businessman, died Feb. 2, 2006, at his home in Daysville, Todd County, Ky. He was born April 26, 1933, in Monticello, Wayne Count, Ky., son of Denver and Mary (Barnes) Parmley. He married Mary "Carolyn" Carolyn (Warmock) in 1961; she preceded him in death in 2002. Lyman was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Westside Church of Christ and attended the Crittenden Drive Church of Christ. Lyman is survived by son Chad of Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky.; brother Robert A. of Daysville; sister Mary Joyce Dunbar of Monticello, Ky.; and one grandson. Burial was in Todd County Meadow Haven. The Latham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DORA ALICE (PARMLEY) MORGAN 1910-2006

Dora [Thomas W., Thomas William, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] died Jan. 14, 2006, at the Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitaton Center, in Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. She was born in Russell County, Ky., on Nov. 16, 1910, daughter of Thomas W. and Effie (Whittle) Parmley. She married George Dewey Morgan, who died in 1983. She is survived by three grandsons and two granddaughters. She was also preceded in death by daughter Irene Morgan Upchurch; sisters Ollie Burgess and Mollie Smith; and brothers Jiles and Abner. She was a member of Rogers Grove Baptist Church. Services were held at the Hickey & Son Funeral Home in Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., with Brother David Coy Webb officiating. Burial was in Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Parmley's Grove Cemetery Fund.

BEATRICE M. (---) PARMELEE 1928-2006

Beatrice, wife of Donald L. [unplaced], died Jan. 6, 2006, at her home in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. Services were at All Saints Catholic Church. She was born Sept. 21, 1928. Among her survivors is her husband.

RANDOLPH 'RANDY' LEE PARMLEY 1945-2006

Randy [William Laurence, Walter "Lee" Lee, George Washington, Edward Mitchison, Samuel, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], a resident of Houston, Harris County, Texas, died Jan. 3, 2006. He was born Feb. 6, 1945, in Harris County, Texas. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas.

2005

SCOTT EDWARD PARMELEE 1973-2005

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

STANLEY H. PARMLEY 1927-2005

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

ELWOOD E. PARMLEY 1916-2005

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

CARLEEN E. (---) PARMELEE 1917-2005

Carleen [unplaced], a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., died Nov. 22, 2005. She was born April 8, 1917.

GERALD 'JERRY' A. PARMELEE 1940-2005

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

JAMES PAUL PARMLEY 1977-2005

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

JACQUELINE 'JACKIE' FAITH (SONES) PARMLEY 1932-2005

Jackie, wife of Henry "Gene" E. Parmley [unplaced] and a keypunch operator for Owens-Illinois Glass, died at Oct. 16, 2005, at her home in Alton, Madison County, Ill. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Mo., to the Jesse and Marcella (Lowes) Sones. She and Henry were married April 9, 1954, in Hartford, Madison County, Ill. He survives. She was a member of the Hartford Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughter Laurie Ann Parmley of Alton; grandson Justin Parmley of Alton; great-grandchildren Jesse and Kyle Parmley; brothers Jesse Jr. and Richard Sones, both of Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill, and Ronald Sones of Steelville, Crawford County, Mo. Burial was at New Bethlehem Cemetery in St. Louis. Memorials may be made to the Hartford Baptist Church or the Alton 5A’s. Marks Mortuary in Wood River, was in charge of arrangements.

BURTON ALFRED PARMELEE 1922-2005

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

JAMES B. PARMLEY 1926-2005

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

FLORA O. (PAXTON) PARMELE 1914-2005

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

JUNIE FRANCIS (LAIRD) PARMLEY 1931-2005

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

CHARLES D. PARMELEE SR. 1921-2005

Charles [unplaced], a prominent real estate developer and resident of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., died Sept. 1, 2005. He was born May 4, 1921. He was a former resident of Oakmont, Sonoma County, Calif.

KENNETH EMERY PARMELEE 1925-2005

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

JESSE 'GENE' EUGENE NORFLEET SR. 1911-2005

"Gene," widower of Thelma Sallee Parmley [Giles, Giles, Robert, John, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], died Aug. 27, 2005, at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn. He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on Nov. 7, 1911, son of Joseph and Hattie (Kennett) Norfleet. He and Thelma were married April 11, 1938; she preceded him in death last year. They owned and operated retail businesses in Monticello, Wayne County Ky., Rockwood, Roane County, Tenn., and Somerset, Pulaski County, Ky. before moving to Cleveland in 1957 and opening the One-Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners. They also owned other dry-cleaning establishments in Cleveland and Maryville, Blount County, Tenn. and Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga. They sold their business and retired in 1998. Gene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, a 32nd-degree, lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, a Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a charter member of the Cleveland Hunting Rifle and Pistol Club and was a long-time officer of the Cleveland Skeet Club. He is survived by son Jesse Eugene Norfleet Jr. of Cleveland; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister Alma Norfleet. Burial was at Monticello's Elk Spring Cemetery. The Jim Rush and Hoyt G. Hickey & Son funeral homes were in charge of arrangements.

DONALD ZENO PARMELEE 1906-2005

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

MARY E. (PARMELE) DOSS 1923-2005

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

EDITH HAZEL (WILMOT) PARMELEE 1912-2005

Hazel, the widow of George Henry [William Henry, Harry William, --?--] and a resident of Johnson City, Broome County, N.Y., died Aug. 5, 2005. She was born July 26, 1912, at Franklin Forts, Susquehanna County, Pa., the daughter of John and Anna Belle (Colewell) Wilmot. She and George were married Dec. 17, 1926, in Susquehanna County; he died in 1997. They had three daughters, Pauline, Helen and Joan. He had two children from another marriage, Victoria and George.

JOSEPHINE (PRZEKOP) PARMELEE 1917-2005

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

DANIEL ALFRED PARMLEY 1923-2005

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

WAYNE JOHNSON PARMLEY 1913-2005

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

DOROTHY (HARRINGTON) BELL BAKER PARMELEE 1913-2005

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

JERALDEAN MARIE (MENDRALLA) PARMELEE 1946-2005

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

GRACE OLIVE (PARMELEE) WHEELER 1917-2005

Grace [Francis Henry, Thomas Lemuel, Henry W., Ezriah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], a nurse and lifelong resident of Newark, Licking County, Ohio, died March 22, 2005, at Paramount Senior Living. She was born July 24, 1917, the daughter of Francis Henry and Anna Kitto (Bawden) Parmelee. Grace was a 1935 graduate of Newark High School and a 1939 graduate of the White Cross Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at hospitals in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., and Honolulu, Hawaii. She also worked for the American Red Cross from which she was drafted into the Army Nurse Corps at the outbreak of World War II, and served as a second lieutenant at Wheeler Field, Hawaii. She and William L. Wheeler were married April 20, 1946; he died in 2004. Grace was a lifetime member of Christ United Methodist Church, a member and past president of the United Methodist Women, a member of the Sarah Circle, docent and member of the Licking County Historical Society, a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile and was a lifelong blood donor. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Licking County Chapter No. 551 and Beta Sigma Phi. She loved to cook, sew and tend to her flowers. Her survivors include son Donald de Tenley of Durham, Durham County, N.C.; daughter Parmelee "Pam" Wheeler of Newark; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by brothers Frank and George; and sisters Mary E. Jeffers and Ada P. Ackerman. Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Historical Society or Hospice of Central Ohio.

ESTHER LILLIE (LIEBSCHER) PARMELLY 1918-2005

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

PATTI LYNN (PARMELE) BROWN 1956-2005

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

DELORES 'DEE' (SMITH) EVANS PARMELEE 1932-2005

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

LYDIA (STRINGER) PARMLEY 1925-2005

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

RICHARD H. PARMELEE 1921-2005

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

THOMAS LEE PARMELE ca1948-2005

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

FAITH G. (PARMLY) REICHENBERGER 1914-2005

Faith, a longtime homemaker and a resident of Eugene, Lane County, Ore., died Jan. 10, 2005. She was born Jan. 19, 1914, in Makanda, Jackson County, Ill., to George "William" William [William Henry B., Matthew, Samuel, Ephraim, Giles, Hiel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] and Chlola (Rowan) Parmly. She and Gust Reichenberger were married July 2, 1931, in Minot, Ward County, N.D. He died in 1972. Faith worked at canneries in Salem, Marion County, Ore., and enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles and watching baseball. She moved from Salem to Eugene in 1994. Her survivors include son Ronald of Eugene; sister Mildred Sanborn of Colorado; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Daughter Shirley Reichenberger died in 1931. Services were at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Burial was at Salem's City View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

LEWIS WALTER PARMELEE 1957-2005

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


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