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Mary Parsons

November 15, 1932 — April 23, 2019

Mary Louise Parsons, 87 of Belleview Florida, died on April 23, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa on November 15, 1932 to the late Ralph Heaton Hill and Rachel Louise Fulton and lived in Kahoka, Missouri for many years with her two beloved sisters Lucretia Ann and June Ruth. Mary’s father Ralph Hill served proudly as Probate Judge for Clark County for seven terms, and her mother, Rachel Louise was very involved in the community.

Surviving Mary are son, Jeffrey Parsons (Linda) and daughters, Cheryl Chapman (Larry), and Brenda Rozine (Mark). She is also survived by her sister June Fish, and Grandchildren, Melissa, Katherine, Lauren, Cameron, Christopher, and Jeremy, and Great Grandchildren, Colby, Caden, Caroline, Ryne, and Jaxon.

Preceded in death, Maxwell G. Husband of 69 years and (Sister)Ann Bourn, (Daughter) Carol Lou Parsons, and (Granddaughter) Rebecca Lynette Parsons.

Mary was a proud team member of the Kahoka High School Girls’ Basketball team and Baton twirler. While there she had many close friends and fond memories. She graduated from Kahoka High School. She was employed by Ayers Oil Company. She married Maxwell G. Parsons on March 22, 1949.

Along with her strong commitment to her family, Mary was dedicated to her love of golf while she competed (and won) many tournaments throughout the years. She delighted in and immensely enjoyed the camaraderie of the Women’s Golf Leagues at both Edgewood Country Club, and the Country Club of Ocala.

Maxwell and Mary were also active members at other Golf clubs such as Druid Hills, (Atlanta, Georgia), Yarra Valley Country Club, (Melbourne Australia) and Bonita Bay Country Club, (Bonita Springs, Florida.) Both Mary and Maxwell lived in as many as 13 different States, as well as spent 5 years in Melbourne, Australia. Mary freely boasted about all the places she had the good fortune to live. Her steadfast commitment to supporting her family as she moved from place to place, never wavered. The number of lifelong friends she made along the way was nothing short of amazing and a true testament to both Max and Mary. Their business and personal friendships were numerous. Due to Maxwell’s lengthy career with Kmart Corporation, Max and Mary had the opportunity to enjoy many places here at home and internationally. They attended many events, Black tie and others, globally wherever they landed.

Mary was an avid Bridge player in her younger years and was also the Director of the Youth Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She was also a contributing member for several years at Northbrook Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, Michigan. Mary had a wonderful appreciation of music throughout her life and often could be found behind the piano playing her beloved “Missouri Waltz" or “Alley Cat” favorites, which she proudly played by memory. There wasn’t a Sarah Brightman, Andy Williams, or Perry Como song that she didn’t enjoy, as she loved to sing along.

She never missed an opportunity to send a card and give a call to let someone know she was thinking of them. In fact, she kept a card file ready to be sent at a minute’s notice. Mary always made sure you knew how loved you were, however, many miles in between. She always arrived with a gift in hand and was ready to enjoy any occasion. She enjoyed baking for the family, and it was always a joy to receive one of her famous Banana Nugget Cookie packages.

Mary will always be remembered for her incredibly beautiful smile, endless strength and determination and incredible positive outlook on life. Her unending love and warm spirit will remain in our hearts forever.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Kahoka Presbyterian Church. Inurnment immediately following in the Kahoka cemetery.

Family will receive friends Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Kahoka Presbyterian Church from 10 AM until 11 AM.

The family is being served locally by Wilson Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made on behalf of Mary L. Parsons to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) P.O. Box 515, Northampton, Mass. 01061-0515, or online at

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Kahoka Presbyterian Church

Kahoka, MO 63445

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 13, 2019
11:00 AM

Kahoka Presbyterian Church

Kahoka, MO 63445

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