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Sharon L. (Miller) Parrish

September 10, 1941 ~ October 3, 2014 (age 73)

   Mrs. Sharon L. Parrish, 73, of Liberty, Illinois, died at 7:36 a.m. Friday (October 3, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born September 10, 1941 in Steffenville, Missouri, Sharon was the daughter of Charles Vernon and Phyllis Blincoe Miller. She married Garry Parrish on November 23, 1958 in Steffenville, Missouri.  He survives.

   Sharon was a member of the Ladies of the Blue Knight and the American Business Womens Association. She enjoyed bowling, being a member of several leagues throughout the years, tending her garden, canning, cooking and fishing.  She loved arts and crafts and working with ceramics and was active with the Farmer's Market at Washington Park, having a stand every week for many years.  She was devoted to her family and loved following her children and grandchildren with their sporting activities.

    Sharon had been employed at Motorola and babysat for several years.  She owned and operated the Checkerboard Square Ceramic Shop at 24th and Spring.  Following Garry's retirement, they owned and operated the Adams Trading Post in Liberty where Sharon was known for her Friday Fish Dinners.

   Survivors include her husband, Garry; a son, Eric Parrish (Carla Savage) of Beardstown, IL; two daughters, Penny Holtschlag (Joe) of Liberty, IL and Cindy Rees (Randy) of Payson, IL; a son in law, Rick Wiemer of Ft. Meyers, FL; ten grandchildren, Cyele Wiemer, Nicole Parrish (Jesse Bradley), Brianna Morgan, Angela Remington (Zeke), Robert Wesley Holtschlag, Staff Sergeant Joshua Holtschlag USAF, Frank Holtschlag, Lucus Holtschlag, Alexis Beswick and Amanda Beswick (Justin Hawkins); nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Charlene Pflum (Carlyn) of Phoenix, AZ and Yvonne Harris (Pee Wee) of Palmyra, MO; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; a son in infancy, Charles Lucas Parrish; and a daughter, Tammie J. Wiemer.

   Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. V. Lee Amsler.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to St. Anthony's Cilla in the care of Robert Wesley Holtschlag.
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