Myra Joanna Parrish


Myra Joanne Parrish, 80, of Harrisburg, formerly of Eldorado, passed away, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Evansville, IN.


Myra was born in Claremont, IL on September 20, 1936 to the late Grover and Leah (Heckler) Jones. She was a member of the Harrisburg First Christian Church where she was an active member serving in the card ministry. She was also an active member of the Saline County Retired Teachers Association where she served as recording secretary.


She married John Parrish on December 19, 1959, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1999. Myra is survived by her children, Christi (Ismael) Gonzales of Glendale Heights, IL and Clay Parrish of Orlando, FL and a daughter-in-law Diane Parrish of Gainesville, FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Natalie Parrish, Drew Parrish and Leah Gonzales and two great grandchildren: Gage Parrish and Landon Parrish. Also surviving are two brothers: Ken (Kay) Jones of Collinsville, IL and Robert (Gretchen) Jones of Chico, CA. She was preceded in death by a sister Myrna Howard.


Memorial services will be held at Watson Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Biff Moore officiating. Burial will be in Sumner Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time of 11:00 AM.


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