CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. - Velva L. Parrish, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Feb. 3, 2004, at her home.
Born Aug. 15, 1922, in Richland, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Lily Delores Hill Smith Sr., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, Order of the Eastern Star No. 137, and Beta Sigma Phi. She was the owner and operator of Mode O'Day Ladies Store in Sikeston and had worked for LaPetite Dress Shop and served as the wedding consultant for the Hallmark Card Shop in Sikeston.
On Aug. 2, 1950, in Piggott, Ark., she married Frank Edward Parrish who preceded her in death on July 14, 1994.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Frank Edward and Ruth Parrish II of Chesterfield, Mo.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sonja Sullivan and Sherra and Chuck Pedigo of Chicago Heights; two brothers, Jack Smith of Troy, Mo., and Donald Smith of Vero Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Sara Wilson of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and Peggy Murdy of Pinellas Park, Fla.; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Harold Norton, minister of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.