Russie Lorraine (Parrish) Early

August 2, 2013 


Russie Lorraine (Parrish) Early, 93, passed away peacefully at her home July 27, 2013 in Lee’s Summit, on the same day, within an hour, as her sister-in-law, Eunice (Welsh) Goldfarb.

Russie was born Jan. 23, 1920 in Deepwater, Mo. to Marion Orla and Juliette Frances (Davis) Parrish. Russie married Earl Wesley Welsh June 12, 1938 in Calhoun, Mo. and had two boys, John and Donnie, before their move to California and their divorce. She remarried in 1950 to Clyde Early, who preceded her in death. After 34 years she retired from work at Northrop Grumman Aircraft. Russie enjoyed volunteering with her church groups. She moved to Missouri to be with her boys after a 50 year separation. She loved walking, long drives in the country, chocolate ice cream and finding cheap gas.

She was preceded in death by her four siblings; Margaret St. Clair, Wilma Jean Knodle, Jack Parrish, Phil "Butch" Parrish and her son, Donnie Roger Welsh. Sister, Carol Souders survives. Other survivors include her son, John Willard (Mary) Welsh and grandchildren; Debby Welsh, Lori (Ron) Gist, Karen Ashcraft, Jennifer (David) Hundley, Kelly (Tim) Wingate, David (Christa) Welsh, Marlese (Todd) Alvested, Marietta "Kathy" Welsh and 10 great grandchildren, with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Aug. 3, 2013 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. Cremation. Private burial services later.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice of Kansas City.

(Arrangements: Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Bldg 2, Raytown, MO, 64133, 816-313-1677.)

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