Patricia A. Parsons

July 15, 1938 ~ November 5, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Patricia Parsons Obituary

VERMILION – Patricia A. Parsons, 85, of Vermilion, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023, while in Hospice.

She was born July 15, 1938, in Amherst and was a lifelong resident of Vermilion. Patricia graduated from Amherst High School and later attended Marietta College.

She and her husband, Richard, owned and operated, along with their children, Parsons M&I and Parsons Fire Equipment in Vermilion from 1973 to 2001. She was a deputy registrar for the state of Ohio, worked and retired from the Erie County Board of Elections, was previously active in Sirenettes, and served as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Patricia was an active member of the Erie County Republican Central Committee as a poll worker, central committee person, and party secretary. She also served as a Bible schoolteacher at E & R Church.

Patricia enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader and enjoyed making crafts. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Vivian Hume, and her husband of 61 years, Richard.

She is survived by her three daughters, Lori (John) McDonald of Amherst, Barbara (John) Evansco of Sheffield Lake, and Julie (Gary) Miller of Lorain; a son, Eric (Mike) Parsons of Strongsville; six grandchildren: Shannon, Jessie, Ryan, Michael, Jake, and Melissa; and four great-grandchildren: Colton, Evelyn, Lincoln, and Xavier. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, OH 44089.

Private family services will be held.

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