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Alma Parrish

March 28, 1929 ~ January 15, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Alma Parrish passed away peacefully on January 15, 2023 with her sons and daughter in laws by her side. She was 93 years old. Alma was born to William and Marie Ellis. After graduating from Peoria High School Alma went on to study Education and Music at Bradley University, where she received her bachelor's degree.

Alma married Clyde Parrish Jr and had 5 sons. She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde, her brother William Ellis (Sue), her sister Margaret Miller, and two of their sons, Donald Parrish (Nance) and Christopher Parrish Sr.

Alma was a dedicated educator in District 59 in Illinois and served as President of the Illinois Education Association during part of her tenure. Not long after retiring from her duties in IL she moved to SC where she returned to teaching in Kershaw County Schools in SC before retiring after 45 years as an educator.

Alma enjoyed an active life outside of work with family and friends. She was a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution. She belonged to the First Unitarian Universalist Church and volunteered at the Myrtle Beach Senior Center. She also participated in several musical productions at local theaters. Alma enjoyed gardening and completed a Master Gardener class offered by Clemson University.

She is survived by three sons Clyde Parrish Ill (Debbie), Charles Parrish (Lisa), and Royce Parrish (Paula). She has twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The family will have a Celebration of Life to be determined at a later date. Check TheParrish.net website for updates or contact crparrish3@mail.com.

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