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Edith I. and Edward Owne PARSONS

Cherokee Municipal Cemetery

Edith Idella Parsons
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

The funeral for Edith Idella Parsons, 74, was at 10 AM Wednesday at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Gary Hornish officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, directed by Goodwin Funeral Home. She died November 6, 1994, at her daughter's home in Cherokee.

She was born August 1, 1920, in Alfalfa County and lived most of her life in the Cherokee area. On July 15, 1938, she married Burley Groves. Later she married Ed Parsons who died in 1989. She was a member of the First Christian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Marieta Russell of Cherokee; three stepsons, Steve Parsons, Eric Parsons and Danny Parsons; two half brothers, Harold Bodenheimer of Rockaway Beach, Oregon, and Onie Bodenheimer of Longview, Texas; two half sisters, Daisy Nicodemus of Walsh, Colorado, and Marieta Davis of Cherokee; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three half brothers and three half sisters.

Edward O. Parsons Parsons
Submitted by: Tim Dotterer

Funeral services for Edward O. Parsons, 77, who died Tuesday, July 11, at St. Mary's hospital, Enid, were held at 10:30 AM Friday, July 14, at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. John Bloss officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery.

He was born June 12, 1912, in Fredericktown, Missouri, where he attended school. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and in 1944 returned to Missouri where he followed construction work. He moved to Cherokee in 1964 and was employed with John Deere Equipment Company for 14 years.

On July 12, 1965, he married Edith Bodenheimer. They lived in Cherokee. He attended the Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Steve, Eric and Danny, all of Fredericktown; one daughter, Rita Russell of Cherokee; three brothers, Morris and Hall, both of Fredericktown, and Jack of Anderson, California; two sisters, Aline McKim of Anderson and Mary Lou Kemp of St. Louis; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and one sister.

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