Thursday, August 18, 2016

Obituary -- Gene Parman 1927-2016

Gene Parman, 88, of Mesa AZ, passed away on August 14, 2016 at Banner Heart Hospital in Mesa , AZ. Gene was born in Hatfield, MO on August 26, 1927 to Albert and Cordia Parman. He spent the first 34 years of his life in Iowa where he married Martha, his wife of 68 years. Gene moved his family to Arizona in 1961 where he worked as parts manager for Courtesy Chevrolet until retirement. After traveling the U.S. for many years, Gene and Martha settled in Sunland Village East in Mesa, AZ. Gene served in the Navy during WWII and was a member of the Masonic Lodge #179 of Mount Ayr, IA. He enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, playing pool and cards.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, sisters Juanita Hilligoss and Nina Gordon, and brother Kenneth. He is survived by his wife Martha, son Ron (Lynn), daughter Alicia Hall (David), grandsons Kevin and Brandon Hall, and Adam Parman, two great-grandsons, five great-granddaughters, brothers Lowell (Sonnie) and Gary (Ramona), and sister Frances Goetz, sister-in-law Phyllis Faubion, and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was very loving, kind and considerate and will be greatly missed by all.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:30 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blockton, Iowa.

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