Wilma J Parmerlee

June 8, 1927 ~ November 22, 2021 (age 94)


Wilma J. Parmerlee, 94, North Manchester, passed away November 22, 2021 at Peabody Retirement Community. Born June 8, 1927 in Flora, Indiana, Wilma was the daughter of Marion T. and Elva (Wagoner) Kinzie.

Wilma was a 1945 graduate of Central High School, North Manchester and went on to attend beauty school in Fort Wayne. On November 5, 1946, Wilma married William H. Parmerlee. The two were married for 49 years before William passed away on June 2, 1996.

Wilma loved to have fun and enjoyed visiting with friends and family. Many laughs were shared over a game of Yahtzee and many card games.

The loving memory of Wilma J. Parmerlee will be forever remembered by her daughters, Randi (Larry) Tobias, North Manchester and Rita Parmerlee, Howe, Indiana; sister, Doris Weimer, Massachusetts; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; and all of her nieces and nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Ronald Parmerlee, passed away in 2005, two brothers, Vernon and Dale Kinzie, and three sisters, Ruth Amos, Vada Longenecker, and Freda Hulme.

Services for Wilma will be held at a later date.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Wilma J. Parmerlee, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231 or Peabody Caring Circle, 400 West 7th Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.

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