JoAnn Parsons, 80, Oxford: April 28, 1933 – Aug. 10, 2013 (updated)

first_imgJo Ann ParsonsJoAnn Parsons, 80, died August 10, 2013, at her childhood home and residence with her husband, Darl of Geuda Springs for the past 45 years. She was born April 28, 1933, in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of John L. and Ivah M. (Notestine) Paton.A resident of the Oxford area her entire life; She was a graduate of Oxford High School in 1951. JoAnn attended Emporia State Teachers College for one year. She was employed by the Oxford Bank and the Oxford and Geuda Springs Post Office for many years as well as a devoted wife and mother. Jo Ann enjoyed fishing, bird watching and loved nature.On May 2, 1953, she married Darl Parsons. He survives. Other survivors include her sister Ila Skinner of Belle Plaine; two daughters Judi Parsons of Independence, MO and Barbara (Steven) Dietz of Merriam, KS; son, Scott Parsons of Wichita and two grandchildren; Brian Parsons and Joshua Parsons both of Overland Park with two great-grandchildren, Edie Parsons and Graham Parsons, nephews, Jerry Skinner and Ron Hilfinger and neice, Margo Hilfinger.She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lovina Hilfinger and son, Mike Parsons.Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, August 24th at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford. A memorial has been established with the Chapin Nature Center in Arkansas City, KS. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Service, 104 N. Sumner, Oxford, KS 67119. www.oxfordfuneralservice.comlast_img

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