FOWLER, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Thelma L. Parrish, 73 of Fowler, Ohio, departed this life on Monday, December 13, 2021 in Concord Care Center of Hartford. 

Ms. Parrish was born January 17, 1948 in Youngstown, a daughter of Elroy and Elizabeth Mincy Parrish.

She was a 1965 graduate from The Rayen High School with honors. She attended YSU for English Literature.

She joined the U.S. Air Force, she worked at General Motors, was a postal woman, worked for Youngstown City Schools as a storyteller and the public library. She also started a church newsletter as well. She loved watching the news and reading the newspaper.

She loved her daughter and President Obama. She was a staunch Democrat too. She loved to read, write as a hobby but would raise “Hell” in her free time!

She leaves to mourn her passing; her daughter, Rachel (Andy) Irby; her sisters, Debra (Homer) Kellam and Eleanor Wiltshire and a grandson, Isaiah Mitchell Irby.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mitchell D. Parrish.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home. Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to services.

PLEASE FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES (6 FOOT RULE) OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING YOUR MASK OVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING. 

A television tribute will air Monday, December 20 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.