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PAOLI
Eva Corlew Paoli Dies at Hospital, Colorado Springs
Word was received here by Ralph Green Sr,...telling of the death of his niece, Mrs Eva Corlew Paoli, formerly of Litchfield, which occurred Monday (April 2)... She was the daughter of Mrs Eva Corlew of Colorado Springs, once of Litchfield, and the late Dick Corlew. Mrs Paoli, 51 years old last August 27, was born in South Litchfield Township and moved to Colorado Springs in 1918.... Besides her mother, Mrs Paoli is survived by two children, Mrs Don Rowton of Hollywood CA; and Pete Paoli of Colorado Springs; a granddaughter of Hollywood; a brother, John Corlew, and an uncle Tom Green of Colorado Springs. Her husband Pete Paoli and a brother Housten Corlew preceded her in death. Besides the uncle, Ralph Green, there are many surviving cousins in this vicinity.
[Litchfield News Herald, 4 April 1956 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARISE
Domenick Parise, 81, 1806 - 54th St, died at his home Wed morning [d. 13 SE 1967] following a long illness. He was born in Rota Greco, Italy, on Aug 10, 1886, the son of the late Mr and Mrs Bruno Parise. He came to Kenosha in 1912. His second wife, Pasqualina, preceded him in death in 1941. He served with the 121st Field Artillery in Meuse-Argone, France in WWI. Surviving are his widow; one son, Joseph; three daughters, Mrs Joseph (Enis) Soceka, Mrs Maurice (Eva) Richoux, and Mrs Clem (Elsie) Wierzbicki, all are Kenosha residents, except Mrs Rlichoux who resides in Nimes, France. He was preceded in death by a son, Sam, who died in infancy. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
[Kenosha News, (WI) Thurs, Sep 14, 1967 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARISE
Services for Mrs. Leota Irene Parise, formerly of Litchfield will be conducted Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in Kenosha Wis. Mrs. Parise, 74, died Tuesday morning [d. 13 JE 1972] in Kenosha. Born and reared in Litchfield, she was a daughter of Hubbard and Sarielda Parnell. She married Raymond Conley, a brother of Mrs Rex Parnell of Litchfield. He preceded her in death and she later married Dominic Parise. Also preceding her in death were her second husband, a son, Ralph Conley, eight brothers and two sisters, William, Walter, David, Drennan, Marston, Gilbert, Sidney, Leo, Leeta and Neva. She is survived by a brother, Rex Parnell of Litchfield, nine grandchildren, several great grandchildren from Kenosha and nieces and nephews, some residing in Litchfield. Mr and Mrs Rex Parnell and Mrs Donald Parnell from Litchfield will attend the funeral services.
[13 June 1972 [prob the News Herald]
Mrs Leota Irene Parise, 74, 1878 - 22nd ave, died at St Catherine's Hospital Wednesday [d. 13 JE 1972] following a short illness. She was born in Litchfield, IL, on October 20, 1897, the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Hubbard Parnell. She had resided in Kenosha since 1930 and was employed at Cooper's until her retirement in 1962. On Dec 29, 1942, in Kenosha, she married Domenick Parise. He preceded her in death on Sep 13, 1967. Mrs Parise was a member of the Co-Vet Club at Cooper's. Survivors are nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a stepson, Joseph Parise, Kenosha; three stepdaughters, Mrs Joseph (Enis) Soceka, Kenosha; Mrs Maurice (Eva) Richou, in France; and Mrs Clem (Elsie) Wierzbicki; 16 step-grandchildren and a brother, Rex Parnell of Litchfield, IL. Mrs Parise was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Conley, on July 2, 1954. [Kenosha News, (WI) Thurs, Jun 15, 1972 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


PARNELL
PARNELL, Mrs. Betty Francis, 75, of Dora, died Monday, November 23, 1998. The daughter of Annamae Reynolds Ahlgrim and John Burnett, she was born December 15, 1922, at Chicago, IL. She was a member of Saint Patrick's Catholic church and a retired licensed practical nurse. Visitation: Tuesday, November 24, 5:30-8 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM at the Bell Sumiton funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, November 25, 10 AM, at Saint Patrick's Catholic church. Father Raymond Murrin will officiate. Bell Funeral Home directing. She is survived by one daughter, Mary (Raymond) Sorensen of Dora; one brother, Harry Ahlgrim of Phoenix, AZ; two grand children, Celeste Sorensen of Atlanta, GA, and Mark (Barbara) Sorensen of Hayden.
[The Birmingham News, Birmingham, AL, Nov 24, 1998 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Cecile Lillian Parnell of Litchfield will be held at 11 am Friday in Meinschein Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Allen, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 pm Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Parnell died at 10:10 pm Thursday, March 27, 2001, in Litchfield Health Care. She was 96 years old on October 27. She had resided in Litchfield since 1924 and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidering, and needlework. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of George and Lilly May Hefley Conley. She married Rex Parnell on July 26, 1924, in Litchfield; he died August 22, 1981. Surviving are sons, Walter Parnell and wife May of Litchfield; George Parnell and wife Dorothy of Spring Valley; daughters, Verna Vega; Mary Durston and husband William G all of Litchfield; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Margie Parnell of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were a son Donald Parnell, a brother and 4 sisters
[The News Herald, 28 Mar 2001 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Donald Lamar Parnell, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 am Monday in the First Baptist church with the Rev Dr Gary Allen officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Ridge Cemetery at Honey Bend. Friends May call from 2 to 5 pm Sunday in Plummer Funeral Home. Mr Parnell died at 10:20 this morning, Friday, Sep 22, 2000, in St Francis Hospital. He was 75 years old on August 30, and an Army veteran of WWII. He served with the 350th Infantry in Italy during the war and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He worked as a sales clerk with Holmer's Supermarket and Gilley Sales and as custodian at the First Baptist Church. He was an active member of the church serving as a deacon for several years and also teaching Sunday School.
In his earlier years, he was active with Litchfield Baseball. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Rex and Cecile Conley Parnell, and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1943. He married Marjorie Marie Frasier on Aug 11, 1946, in the First Baptist Church; she survives. Surviving also are a son, Allen Parnell and wife Patricia of Warrensburg; daughters, Sandra Keith and husband James, Donna Price, all of Litchfield; his mother, Cecile Parnell of Litchfield; brother George Parnell and wife Dorothy of Spring Valley, Walter Parnell and wife may of Litchfield; sisters, Verna Vega, Mary Durston and husband William, all of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Carrie Johnson and husband Ty of Lincoln, Matthew Parnell of Warrensburg,, Christopher Keith, Jillian and Evan Price, all of Litchfield. Preceding him in death was his father, Rex Parnell.
[News Herald, Litchfield, IL, 22 Sep 2000 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Mrs Doris Azella Parnell of 21 Long Avenue, Hillsboro, will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Bass Funeral Home, Rev Wesley Carmack, Free Methodist minister officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery. Mrs Parnell, 68, last June 11, died Monday morning [d. 15 AU 1970] in Hillsboro hospital where she was admitted on June 4. Born at Hillsboro, daughter of the late George and Lillian Hefley Conley, she married Leo G. Parnell there on Feb 22, 1921. He died June 30, 1963. Mrs Parnell was employed by Hillsboro Hospital for 14 years. Surviving are two daughters and a son, Jean wife of Ronald Stokes of Hillsboro, Leon Parnell of Gillespie and Mrs Constance Parnell of Springfield with seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs Esther Parnell and Mrs Cecile Parnell, both of Litchfield. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mrs Nettie Bertalett, Mrs Helen McPhail and a brother, Raymond Conley. [clipping, not dated, prob from the News Herald - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Mrs Parnell Died Sunday Morning
Mrs Evelyn Voyles Parnell aged 33, wife of Gilbert Parnell of 611 East Buchanan street died at St Francis hospital Sunday morning of complications. The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev R J Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree Cemetery. The deceased was born in this city. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Voyles. She was united in marriage in 1895 to Gilbert Parnell. She is survived by her husband and the following children, Mildred Marie, Margarite Elizabeth, Maynard Vernon and Helen Louise and one brother, Frank Voyles and two sisters, Mrs Ollie Hinckley of Racine Wisconsin and Mrs Arthur Eggers of East St Louis.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, May 28, 1928 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]


PARNELL
Services for George A Parnell, 75, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 am Wednesday at the Shooting Park Road Baptist church in Peru, IL, with the Rev Gary McKee officiating. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday in the Barto Funeral Home at Spring Valley. The American Legion will conduct a memorial service at 6 pm. Mr Parnell died at 6:45 pm Saturday, September 21, 2002, in St Francis Medical Center, Peoria, where he had been a patient for about three weeks. He was 75 years old on November 23, and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a machinist at Burns Machine Shop in Ottawa before his retirement. He was a member of the Shooting Park Road Baptist Church in Peru and the American Legion post in Spring Valley. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Rexford and Cecila Parnell Conley [Note: this is backwards] He married Dorothy Taylor on May 9, 1948, in Litchfield; she survives. Surviving are sons, Gary Parnell and wife Julie of Ladd, David Parnell and wife Iona of Shabbona; daughter, Tricia Reese and husband Jim of Spring Valley; sisters, Mary Durston, Verna Vega, both of Litchfield; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two brothers.
[Litchfield News Herald - Monday, 9/23/02 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Gilbert E. Parnell of Reno, Nev., formerly of Litchfield will be Monday afternoon [d. 27 MR 1968] at 1:30 o'clock in Ross funeral home here, Rev. Robert Mallicoat, Minister of First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Crabtree cemetery. Friends may call after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Parnell, 75, died Tuesday night in St. Mary's hospital at Reno.
[clippings of Myron Reener- submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]
GONE TO REST GILBERT PARNELL
Gilbert E. Parnell of Reno, Nev., formerly of Litchfield died Tuesday night [d. 27 MR 1968] at 11 o'clock in St. Mary's hospital in Reno where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Parnell who would have been 76 on March 27, was born in Litchfield, son of the late Hubbard and Shrilda Lancaster Parnell. He was employed at the old radiator plant here until his retirement. His wife the former Evelyn Voyles of Litchfield, whom he married here on July 14, 1913, died May 28, 1928. For the last 11 years he has made his home in Reno.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Burkhart of Litchfield and Mrs. Harry Potts and Mrs. Marguerite Rowden both of Reno, with eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He also leaves a brother, Rex Parnell of Litchfield, and a sister Mrs. Leota Parise of Kenosha, Wis.
Preceding him in death were a son Maynard on Oct. 13, 1947, seven brothers, Marsten, David, Charles, Leo, Sidney and twins William and Walter, and two sisters, Mrs. Leeta Law and Mrs. Neva Robbins.
The body will be brought to the Ross funeral home here.
[clippings of Myron Reener - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Rites Tuesday for Hubbard Parnell, Aged Resident
Hubbard Parnell 78, 801 E. Sargent, carpenter and long time resident of Litchfield died at St. Francis Hospital Sunday afternoon [d. 24 AP 1938] at 3:00 following an illness of uremic poisoning. A native of Salisbury NC, Mr. Parnell was born 7 May 1859. He came to Litchfield in 1881. He married Sarielda H. Lancaster on 6 April 1882. The couple had 12 children. Mr. Parnell is survived by his widow, David of Memphis, TN, Drennan of Litchfield, Marston of Thebes, Mrs. Leeta Taylor of Hillsboro, Gilbert of Litchfield, Leo of Donnellson and Leota Conley of Kenosha, WI (twins) and Rexford of Litchfield. He was preceded in death by Walter and William (twins), Sydney, and Mrs. Neva Robbins. Funeral Services will be Tues. at 2:00 at the Union Avenue Christian Church with Rev. J.E. Foster officiating. Burial will be at Kinder Cemetery, Hornsby. Mr. Parnell was a member of the Union Avenue Christian church for 10 years. He had never missed a session of Sunday School. He was the proud possessor of a jewel given him at the end of his second years record attendance from which suspends a pendant for each following years attendance without break.
[News Herald, Litchfield, IL, 25 April 1938 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Leo Charles Parnell of Cordova died Friday, January 6, at his residence. The son of Sidney and Esther Conley Parnell, he was born May 26, 1919, at Hillsboro, IL. Leo is survived by his wife, Betty Parnell, of Cordova; one daughter, Mary Ann Sorensen, of Dora; one brother, Elmer Lee Parnell of Adamsville; two sisters, Irene Odle of Algonquin, IL, and Elnora Lovell of Danville, IL; and two grandchildren. The funeral was at 11 A M today at Saint Patrick's Catholic church in Adamsville with burial in Walker Memory Gardens. Father Patrick O'Sullivan officiated. Bell-Sumiton Funeral Home directed.
[Daily Mountain Eagle, Jasper, AL, January 9, 1989 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
No services for Leon Franklin Parnell, 81 of Gillespie, are scheduled at this time. His remains are to be cremated. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Parnell died at 11:28 am Friday, June 21, 2002, in St John's Hospital, Springfield. He was 81 years old on September 26. He was a woodworker, last working at DuraCraft in Gillespie before he retired. He was born in Donnellson, a son of Leo and Azellia Stokes Parnell. His wife, the former Norma O'Connell, died December 21, 1983. Surviving are sons, Thomas and Tim Parnell, both of Gillespie; a sister, Constance Farmer of Springfield; four grandchildren, Galen Neal Parnell, Taryne Nicole Parnell Heyen, Timothy James Parnell and Ann Marie Parnell; and three great grandchildren. A sister, Jean Stokes, preceded him in death.
[Litchfield News Herald - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Rex Parnell, retired state worker dies; Litchfield rites today.
Rexford Franklin Parnell, 81, a Litchfield resident most of his lifetime died Saturday, August 22 at 10:32 am shortly after admission to Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Visitation at Meinschein arranged today, Monday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Services Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the funeral home will be officiated by the Rev Gene Ellis, Litchfield Baptist minister. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mr Parnell retired in 1969 from the state highway department maintenance crew at Litchfield. In earlier life he had been employed 27 years at the Litchfield Radiator plant and for a time he worked at American Zinc smelter at Taylor Springs.
Burn at Litchfield, March 13, 1900, he was the last living member of the family of 12 children born to Hubbard and Farieda [s/b Sarielda] (Lancaster) Parnell. He and Cecile Conley were married at Litchfield, July 26, 1924, and she survives him with five children, George of Spring Valley, Donald and Walter Parnell, Vera Vega, and Mrs William G (Mary) Durston, all of Litchfield; 20 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Eight brothers and three sisters have died. He was a member of Litchfield First Baptist Church.
[Montgomery County News - Monday, August 24, 1981 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

GONE TO REST REX PARNELL
Service for Rexford Franklin Parnell, 1013 North Adams Street, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in Meinschein funeral home by Rev. Gene Ellis, pastor of First Baptist church of which the deceased was a member. Friends may call today between 3 and 5 p.m., and 7 and 9 p.m. Mr. Parnell, 81 last March 13, died Saturday morning [d. 22 AU 1981] at 10:32 o'clock in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Born in Litchfield, a son of the late Hubbard and Sareilda Lancaster Parnell, he married Cecile Conley here on July 26, 1924. Mr. Parnell was employed by the American Radiator plant for 27 years and later at the American Zinc Smelter, Hillsboro. His last employment was with the State Highway Department from 1961 until retiring in 1969. Besides his widow, he is survived by three sons and two daughters, Donald, Walter, Mrs. Verna Vega, Mary wife of William G. Durston, all of Litchfield and George of Spring Valley with 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were eight brothers and three sisters, Sidney, Gilbert, Drennan, Marten, Leo, William, Walter, David, Mrs. Leota Parise, Mrs. Neva Robbins, and Mrs. Leeta Law Taylor.
[clippings of Myron Reener - handwritten date 8/22/81 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


PARNELL
Parnell, Sarelda Lancaster
MRS. H. PARNELL SUCCUMBS TO PARALYTIC STROKE
Mrs. Schrilda Parnell, 84, widow of Hubbard Parnell long a resident of Litchfield died this morning at 5:35 o'clock at her home 317 West Ferdon street. She had been in failing health for the last several ___ and last Saturday [d. 28 JU 1945] was stricken by paralysis. She suffered a second stroke Tuesday.
She was born in Hornsby Feb. 9, 1861, a daughter of William and Mary Lancaster. Both parents died before she was nine years old and she was reared in the home of her father's sister, Mrs. Cal Drennan at Hornsby.
She was united in marriage to Hubbard Parnell at Hornsby in 1882 and soon after the couple located in Litchfield.
Mrs. Parnell is survived by seven children: David Parnell, Memphis, Tenn.; Marstan Parnell, Thebes, Ill.; Drennan Parnell, Gilbert Parnell, and Rex Parnell of Litchfield; Leota, married and residing in Kenosha, Wis.; and Leo Parnell of Donnellson. Forty two grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Parnell preceded his wife in death April 24, 1938. A daughter, Mrs. Neva Robbins, died in 1918, a son, Sidney in 1928, a daughter Mrs. Leeta Taylor died in 1940 and two children died in infancy.
A sister, Mrs. Sue Loper survives. She resided with Mrs. Parnell for the last few years. Mrs. Parnell was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist church. Rev. W. L. Reppenhagen will be in charge and interment will be in the Kinder Cemetery near Hornsby. The body will be removed from the Carroll funeral home to her late residence Friday evening. -
[clippings of Myron Reener - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Parnell, Sidney C. -
died: 28 Jan. 1928 in Litchfield at the age of 34 married: Esther Conley
children: Leo Charles age 8
Doris Pauline age 6
Emma Irene age 4
Elnora Rose age 2
6 bros: David, Drenan, Marstan, Gilbert, Leo, Rexford
2 sis: Mrs. William Law, Mrs. Don Burk
burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield
[Note: News Herald, 2 June 1939 Doris Parnell d/o late Sidney Parnell who died abt 1929 to graduated from Moose School. Older bro. Leo, bro. Lyle, sisters Irene and Elnora]
[News Herald, Litchfield, IL, Monday, 30 Jan. 1928 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Walter R Parnell, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 am Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Litchfield with the Rev Gary Allen pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm today in Meinschein Funeral Home.
Mr Parnell died at 11:01 am Saturday, May 4, 2002, in St Francis Hospital. He was 68 years old on August 19, and an Air Force veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He served in the Air Force from 1953 to 1973 and after retiring from the service he worked for Sears from 1973 to 1990 as a service repairman. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and American Legion Post 436, both in Litchfield. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Rex and Cecile L Conley Parnell. He married May Scoullar in 1956 in Oxford, England; she survives. Surviving also are sons, Robert Parnell and wife Connie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Michael Parnell and wife Tammy of Tucson, Ariz; daughter, Carol Schroeder and husband Scott of Litchfield; brother, George Parnell and wife Dorothy of Spring Valley; sisters Verna Vega and Mary Durston both of Litchfield; eight grand children, Tiffany Parnell of Highland, Courtney and Corey Parnell fo Litchfield, Alec Parnell of Tucson, Kevin Schroeder and wife Liz of Dallas, Texas, Eric Schroeder stationed with the military in Omaha Neb, Breanne Schroeder of Bloomington, Alexas Bailey of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and a great grandchild, Jordan Schroeder of Dallas.
[Litchfield News Herald - Monday, May 6, 2002- submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Mr. William Parnell was found dead in the Yadkin, near the point or junction of the North and South Yadkin, last Saturday morning [d. OC 1873]. He was accidentally drowned. The Monday before he was in Town, bought liquor, and it is said, became somewhat intoxicated. After reaching home he proceeded to examine his fish baskets in the river. Not returning, a search was made but with avail, until last Saturday, when he was found within a few feet of the place where he entered the stream, standing erect in the water.--- Salisbury Watchman.
[Peoples Press, November 6, 1873 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]

PARNELL
Services for Mrs Annabel Parsons [Florence Annabel (Harkey) Boyd Parsons] of 1212 North Walnut Street, Litchfield, will be Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Ross funeral home, Rev Robert W Mallicoat, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 3 until 9 pm. Mrs Parsons, 47 last August 31, died this morning at 12:20 o'clock in St Francis Hospital where she was admitted June 7 following a three month illness.
Born in Litchfield, daughter of Ray H and Anna M Kruse Harkey, she was graduated from the high school here in 1941. She was a member of the local VFW auxiliary unit. She first married Eugene A Boyd of Litchfield. [2 Nov 1940, St Charles MO] Her second marriage was to Melvin G Parsons at Hot Springs AR, on Aug 10, 1959. Surviving are her husband, Melvin, a daughter, Lynn wife of Ronald Reener of Litchfield by the first marriage, a grand daughter, Rhonda Lynn Reener. She also leaves a stepdaughter, Dyanne, wife of David Goldstein of Las Vegas, NV, a brother, Ray Maynard Harkey of Litchfield and her father, Ray H Harkey of Girard. Her mother preceded her in death on June 19, 1967.
[The Litchfield News Herald, June 12, 1970 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


PARSONS
Services for Arthur Harold Parsons of Barnhart, MO, formerly of Litchfield, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock in the Heiligtag funeral home, Imperial, MO, with burial in the cemetery at Greenville, MO. Friends may call today between 2 and 9 pm.
Mr Parsons, 78 last Sept 25, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the hospital at Festus MO.
A native of Illinois, he was a son of the late William S and Minnie Neal Parsons. On Feb 4, 1923, he married Miss Ethel Wright. They were divorced. On Jan 7, 1946, he married Ollie Street. Besides his widow, Ollie, he is survived by three children from the first marriage, Mrs Dorothy Helle, Melvin and Dean Parsons, all of Litchfield, a son Gary, Barnhart MO, by the second marriage, six grandchildren, Mrs Diane Trauig, Las Vegas, Nev, Mrs Connie Steele, David and Karen Parsons of Litchfield, Jeff and Tara Parsons of Barnhart MO, three great grandchildren, Carl Trauig, Las Vegas Nev, Mike and Matt Steele of Litchfield, 10 step grandchildren and 15 step great-grandchildren. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs Vera Ritchie of Litchfield, Mrs Irene McPeak of Springfield, a brother, Neal Parsons of Bowling Green MO, and his aunt, Mrs Jennie Wagner, a resident of Turtle Creek Convalescent Centre, Litchfield.
[News Herald, Litchfield, IL, date unknown - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


PEKICH
The infant son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Pekich whose death occurred shortly after birth at St Francis hospital Sunday was interred this morning in Crabtree Cemetery.
[Litchfield Daily Union, August 15, 1927 - Submitted by Lynn Reener]

PIERCE
Harry Pierce Died Today at Mt Vernon
Harry Pierce aged about 38, a former resident of this city died at 8:30 this morning at Mt Vernon after an illness of several days. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at Mt Vernon and burial will be made there. The deceased was born in this city and spent the greater part of his life here. He is survived by his widow, who was before her marriage Bess Gray, a sister of Dr L R Gray, two daughters, Virginia and Grace, his father B F Pierce and two brothers, Earl and Pierce of E St Louis and two sisters, Mrs Chancey Berry and Mrs Hazel Johnson of this city. Two sisters, Mrs Robert Brawley and Mrs Jack Rice preceded him in death.
[Litchfield Daily Union, Monday, June 6, 1927 - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


PISANI
Mrs Ruby Green Pisani of St Louis, formerly of Hillsboro, died Sunday morning at 3:25 o’clock in St John’s Mercy Medical Center, St Louis where she was admitted April 8 with pneumonia. Mrs Pisani, 73, was the daughter of Frank and Erma Green. Her husband, Thomas Pisani, formerly of Herrin, died in 1968. Surviving are a sister, Irene, wife of Vernon Washvurn of Hillsboro, a niece, Mrs Patsy Bourdoumis, great niece, Mrs Cathy Gabeau, several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs LaVaughn Barringer of Litchfield and one in infancy. Funeral services will be held Tuesday in St Michael’s Church, Shrewsbury MO, with burial in San Carlos Cemetery at Herrin. Friends may call today between 3 and 8 pm at Hoffmeister Mortuaries, 6464 Chippewa, St Louis.
[News Herald, Litchfield, IL, 13 Apr 1992]


PRUITT
James A Pruitt, 912 S Chestnut street, driver for United Van Lines, died this morning at 2:45 o'clock in John Cochran Veterans hospital in St Louis, where he was taken five days ago. He had been ill for several months and under treatment there previously.
Mr. Pruitt, 34 last Dec 9, was born at Louisiana MO, son of James and Nellie Pruitt and came to Litchfield six and a half years ago. He served with the army in the U.S. His widow, the former Grace Reener of Litchfield, survives with a son, Gary, 5, and three children by a previous marriage, Ronald and Linda Kay, all of Bowling Green MO. His parents at Louisiana MO, four brothers and three sisters, Jesse, Robert, Ronald, Bonnie, and Mary, all of Louisiana MO; Clifford in the army in Michigan and Mrs. Ernest Motley, Bowling Green MO, also survive. Services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Gerlt funeral home with interment in Elm Lawn cemetery, Rev Max Martin officiating. Friends may call after 2 pm Tuesday.
[Unknown Newspaper, Not dated - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener ]

Service for James A Pruitt of 912 S Chestnut street were conducted Wednesday afternoon in Gerlt funeral home by Rev Max Martin, pastor of St Timothy Methodist church. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery.
Mr Pruitt, 34, a truck driver for United Van Lines, died Monday in John Cochran Veterans hospital after a seven months illness. Albert Billiter, accompanied by Mrs Harold White, san "Beautiful Isle" and Sometime We'll Understand". Casketbearers were Ralph Prange, Charles Horn, James Curto, Vernon Hall, all of Litchfield; Alvin Wiser, Alton; and John Holak, Staunton.
[Unknown Newspaper, Not Dated - submitted by Lynn Boyd Reener]


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