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Charlotte Imogene Parrish, 89, of Bel Air, Maryland, quietly passed away at her home on Jan. 20, 2017.
Born Aug. 15, 1927, in Curtisville, she was the daughter of Philip Omer and Eva Bonnie Kendall Beatty.
Charlotte graduated from the Mannington High School. Charlotte was married for 53 years to the late Gordon Ray Parrish.
After World War II, Charlotte and her husband moved to Maryland, where she was employed as a secretary to Dr. Beck/Dr. Romo of Middle River and worked for Evershield Products in Joppa. Later she worked as a bank teller for Forest Hill State Bank in Jarrettsville and at York Bank & Trust in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.
When Charlotte and Gordon retired, they returned to West Virginia for 11 years. There Charlotte kept active, being president of the Mannington Garden Club, president of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 40 Mannington, treasurer and active member of the First United Methodist Church under Rev. Ullian, and was a volunteer at the Fairmont General Hospital. She left many friends back in Mannington and Barrackville.
After moving back to Maryland, they lived at Taylor Ridge in Bel Air and had many friends there.
Mrs. Parrish is survived by her only child, Leonard Aubrey Parrish and his wife Mary Jane Parrish of Bel Air; three grandchildren and their families, Angela L. Hoover (Christopher), Pamela J. Purce (Ken) and Leonard R. Parrish (Andrea); five great-granddaughters, Alexandra, Caroline, Aubrey, Cassidy and Marley; and two great-grandsons, Grant and Emory. She also had three step-great-grandchildren, Grace Ruth and Jack. Charlotte is also survived by her sister Alma June Thorne and two nieces and a nephew and their families in West Virginia; and a cousin, Bill Parrish of Baltimore and his family.
There will be a viewing from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at McComas Funeral Home in Bel Air with a service following. Interment will be in the spring at the Mount Zion Cemetery and Mausoleum in Fairmont.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Homecoming Project Inc., P.O. Box 1190, Bel Air, MD 21014.
Condolences may be left on the guestbook at mccomasfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 27, 2017
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