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Kathryn Parson

Kathryn (Wills) Parson, age 105 of Ozark, passed away December 28, 2021. She was born September 9, 1916 in Rogersville, Missouri, the daughter of Baxter and Mary (Finkbiner) Wills.

On April 21, 1938 Kathryn was united in marriage to Ward Parson. Ward preceded Kathryn in death on December 11, 1991. Kathryn and Ward farmed as well as owned and operated a service station for many years.

Kathryn was a graduate of Rogersville High School. On May 4, 2019, Kathryn was honored by Rogersville High School as the oldest living alumni. Kathryn was a lifelong member of Smyrna Baptist Church.
Survivors include: her sons, Marvin Parson (Nancy Parson) of Ozark and Bill Parson (Wanda Rogers) of Spokane; grandchildren, Brian Parson (LuAnn), Scott Parson, Marna Strahl (Shane) and Jodie Payne (Kevin Turpin); great grandchildren, Madison Troxler (Adam), Kaylen Strahl, Marlea Parson, and Keegan Strahl; a great great grandson, Jasper Sanders; two step grandchildren, Andrew Catterson and Tamera Peter (Cory); and four step great great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Reba and Harriett.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Pembina Cemetery, under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Dale Grubaugh officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Smyrna Baptist Church, 3401 Smyrna Road, Rogersville, MO 65742.

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Dear Marvin and Nancy, Brian, Scott and Marna and family, I always loved hearing stories about Marvin's Mom and reading about her too in Nancy's book. She and Mom can have a good time together now in Heaven.

Melisa Thomas Bush Dec 31 2021 6:21 PM

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Ronald Kissee Dec 30 2021 1:22 PM

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Cheyenne Vaughan (Stone) Dec 29 2021 9:20 PM

Kathryn was a very special lady. It was my privilege to know her for a number of years. She lived a great life and was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. We are very sorry for your loss. Carl and Carolyn Hefner

Carl G Hefner Dec 29 2021 10:13 AM

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MICK SANDERS Dec 29 2021 8:37 AM

Sorry for your loss Bill

Jerry Hedgpeth Dec 28 2021 11:15 PM

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Rod & Tam Baird Dec 28 2021 11:11 PM

We enjoyed many conversations with "Lady Kathryn" after moving to Ozark 36 years ago. We've missed those visits in the past few years, but always think of her if we pass her house. She'll be remembered fondly until we see her again. Prayers for comfort, and sincere condolences to the entire family.

Loyd & Connie Todd Dec 28 2021 7:26 PM

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Eddie and Patricia Atkinson Dec 28 2021 4:56 PM

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Sue A Hall Dec 28 2021 3:16 PM

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