I. Mable Parrish, 97, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022, at Northeast Regional Medical Center, in Kirksville.
She was born August 31, 1924, at Philadelphia, Missouri, the daughter of John R. and Ruth (Philleo) Peak.
Her childhood days were spent in Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. She graduated from Hastings, Nebraska Senior High School in 1943. On September 13, 1944, in Springfield, MO she was united in marriage to Noble A. Parrish. He passed away on April 8, 2008, after spending 63 ½ years together. To this union, two sons were born, Edwin R. and Clifford E. Much of their life was spent as Knox County farmers. They also lived in Iowa City, Coralville, and Wapello, Iowa. Mabel was a graduate in 1961 from University of Iowa School of Practical Nursing and spent many years employed in nursing service in Missouri and Iowa.
Mabel is survived by her two sons, Edwin R. Parrish of Kirksville and Clifford E. (Linda) Parrish of Burlington, IA; three grandchildren, Brandon Parrish and Heather Parrish of Burlington, IA and Katie (Brad) Buck of Kirksville; six great grandchildren, Cody, Ella, Dalton and Adalynn of Burlington and Axel and Nash of Kirksville; two step granddaughters, Nancy (Craig) Berryman and Dawn Bruner and several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Roy and wife Kathryn; an infant sister; and a step grandson, Adam Bruner.
She enjoyed outdoor flowers, gardening, and yard work. She also enjoyed reading, cooking, puzzles, and genealogy along with visits with family, friends and many church friends and attending services as she was able.
Visitation with the funeral service was held Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Davis-Playle-Hudson- Rimer Funeral Home. Burial was in Park View Memorial Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to the East Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Knox County.
Arrangements in the care of Davis- Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home; www. davisplaylehudsonrimer. com.