2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
9:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home
Wilma L. Parrish, 81, of Lincoln, passed away on
Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. at her home
surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 10, 1935 in Patoka, the
daughter of James W. and Eunice (Snyder) Meridith.
She graduated from Stonington High School in 1953.
She married Robert E. Parrish on December 23, 1956
in the Stonington Methodist Church, Stonington.
Wilma worked for Dr. Rose, Brown, Jack in Decatur,
was a licensed beautician, worked at the University
of Illinois, was a caregiver in Lincoln, and retired
from Lincoln Developmental Center in Lincoln.
She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star, and
26-year member of White Shrine of Jerusalem. She
belonged to the Oasis Red Hats, AFSCME Union, and
enjoyed eating with the monthly Methodist luncheon
group. She loved her family, all her friends, and
the USS Ashland Reunion group. She enjoyed reading
books, painting in her early years, cross stitch,
old movies, playing bingo and card games.
Surviving are her husband: Robert E. Parrish of
Lincoln, sons: Robert R. Parrish of Mount Pulaski,
and Meridith L. Parrish of Mount Pulaski, daughter:
Deborah L. (John) Ewins of Lincoln, grandchildren:
Jennifer (Isaac) Sheley of Chestnut, Christopher
Parrish of Mount Pulaski, Tiffany Parrish of
Decatur, Sylvia M. and Margo Bobbi Parrish of
Lincoln, great-grandchildren: Layla S. Parrish,
Tatum S. Bateson, Colton Edwards, Keaton W. Dinger,
Addison M. Sheley; one brother: James (MaryLou)
Meridith of Highland, brother-in-law: Harold
(Dottie) Parrish of Taylorville, sister-in-law:
Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, several nieces,
nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by
her parents, her in-laws: Harold and Clara Parrish,
brother-in-laws: Charles Davis and Aldo Vitali,
sister-in-law: Virginia Davis, and grandson James R.
Services for Wilma will be 9:00 a.m. Monday January
30, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in
Lincoln, with Rev. Michael Paulson officiating.
Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday
January 29, 2017 also at the funeral home. Burial at
Camp Butler National Cemetery will follow the
Memorials may be made in Wilma’s name to the
Shriner’s Childrens Hospital in St. Louis, MO or
Logan County Oasis Senior Center in Lincoln.
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