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Dana Marie Parrish
Dana Marie Parrish, age 63, was born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 9, 1958 to the late Jack Coffman and Myrna Allen. She entered heaven’s gate on November 22, 2021.
A loving mother, grandmother(Nana), and great grandmother, Dana was a dedicated worker; she had a compassion for helping others and going above and beyond her employers expectations. Dana loved her family and it really shined whenever she was around them, whether it be at her daughters house, Aunt Eve’s and Uncle Bud's fish fry, or with her sister Julie on her favorite holiday; Christmas. Dana loved elephants, taking pictures of family, and collected anything with Elvis ,whenever one of his songs came on she would sing and dance to the king of rock and roll.
Dana was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her Step Mother Pat Coffman-Karst, daughter Lisa Wingate and husband Micheal, sister Julie Mitchell and husband Vance, brother Jack Coffman II, brother James Coffman and wife Melissa. 6 grandchildren Andrew Hanson, Alec Hanson, Michael Hanson, Lexi Hanson, Mikayla Wingate, Bailey Wingate, 2 great-grandchildren Miley Hanson and Nolan Hanson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life ceremony in honor of Dana has been scheduled for December 18th, 2021 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home - Nixa, Missouri
To Dana\'s family, friends, and loved ones......you each have my deepest condolences . She was a gal that I worked for; help take care of her and she became a dear friend.
It was only 3 years that I was with her but I learned she loved her family very dearly. Many many memories she would share with me of her past. Some good, some not so good, but Dana was resilient and was able to rise above her challenges.
I\'ll miss her calling and talking for a long time and when I did see her everyday she always loved playing Yahtzee and putting puzzles together.
I\'ll always remember her love for her dogs and each one of you.
What a special special lady.
Carol Otto Cornwell Dec 19 2021 3:34 PM
I remember everytime I'd talk to my Aunt Dana, she'd call me Amber Bamber or Bambi and thought it was so funny! Lol 🤗
She was always so sweet, and so ornery too! She loved to tease and joke. I remember playing Yahtzee and cards with her as well many times! She loved her family so much, was always so proud of all of them! And her dogs too 😉 She was so loved and so very special. My Mom Julie loved and cared for her so very much, and I know Aunt Dana appreciated all she did for her, and the times they spent together. Rest in peace my sweet Aunt Dana. We will miss you dearly. ❤️❤️❤️
Amber Hopkins Dec 17 2021 10:49 PM
Great memories of playing Yatzee with Dana! She was always up for a game, her face would light up so bright when she would hit a Yatzee! So loved her family! Sweet Dana, you will be missed but always remembered.
Cindy Payne-Neiderhiser Dec 17 2021 6:31 PM
I have so many sweet memories of Dana. She was my niece, but we were only a few months apart in age. We were a part of each other's lives for all the years we've lived. Dana was fiercely determined to overcome challenges and barriers to live her best life. Dana had courage, tenacity and perhaps above all, resilience. She did not have an easy life, but Dana persevered through many trials and, I believe, found contentment in her journey. Dana did love her family and was such a proud mom and grandma. She loved and appreciated her sister Julie so much. Calls/visits with her brother Jack would light her up. She loved her stepmom Pat. Dana's beloved pooches brought her much joy as well. Dana comes from a lineage of strong women. It is comforting to contemplate her being welcomed and embraced by those who've gone before her. Love you Dana Marie. Well done my sweet niece.
Eve Bleyhl Dec 16 2021 12:56 PM
To the family of Dana Parish - our prayers are for all of you as Dana is now God's bright star🙏🏼💙
Marti Hofmann Dec 14 2021 7:13 PM