Archive for Monday, October 1, 2001

LeRoy S. Parsons

October 1, 2001


Graveside services for LeRoy S. Parsons, 77, Baldwin, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors by Alford-Clark Post #852 of the VFW.

Mr. Parsons died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 14, 1924, in Vinland, the son of Walter Stillman and Sadie Violet (Joy) Parsons.

Mr. Parsons grew up in Vinland and attended Harmony Schools. He served as a U.S. Army paratrooper in World War II and worked at FMC for 33 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Eagles Lodge.

He married Esther Mae Tingle on Nov. 12, 1946, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Steven, Parkville, Mo.; three daughters, Karen Parsons, Eudora, Linda Reno, Denver, and Nancy Parsons, Kirkland, Wash.; three sisters, Ruth Schellbar, Lawrence, Dorothy Brown, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mildred Kirk, Tulsa, Okla.; and nine grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the Alford-Clark Post #852 of the VFW and the Dorsey-Liberty Post #14 of the American Legion, sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

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