Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 12, 2013

Opal J. Parrish

July 7, 1933 - Jan. 11, 2013


— Opal Jane Parish, 79, Anderson, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born July 7, 1933, in Morgantown, Ky. to Fred and Mae (Brooks) Keown. She married Richard A. Parrish Aug. 20, 1951, and he survives. Opal had also lived in Windfall from 1941 to 1951, Hampton Roads, Va., from 1951 to 1954 and Chesterfield from 1960 to 1973.

Opal attended North Christian Church in Markleville. She was a member and past president of WBCCI (Airstream Trailer Club), Indiana Unit.

She is survived by her husband Richard; one son, Bill Parrish, Indianapolis; one daughter, Deborah L. Ellingwood, Warsaw; one grandson Justin Ellingwood and wife Nicole; two great-grandchildren, Tylee Ellingwood and Jaylen Leonard; two brothers, Fred Keown and wife Joyce, Swayzee, and Emmett Keown, Windfall; and two sisters, Jessie (Keown) Sinning, Kokomo, and Carma Keown, Windfall.

Opal was preceded in death by a son, Richard Parrish Jr.; and two brothers, Elder Keown and Lindel Keown.

Opal’s funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Chaplain Brenda Walls presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project., P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.