Wanda Gaston Parsley

Wanda Lee (Gaston) Parsley, age 71, daughter of Glenn and Opal (Bissell) Terrill, was born Dec. 7, 1940, in the Hutton Valley community and departed this life May 3, 2012.

She was united in marriage in 1957 to Charles J. Gaston and celebrated their 43 years together with three children, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Wanda was a dedicated, caring mother and grandmother. As a faithful Christian woman, she was an active member of the Licking Church of Christ.

Wanda was preceded in death by her father in 1987; her husband, Chuck and infant great grandson, Gabriel, in 2001; granddaughter, Natalie Gaston Morgan in 2008; and her mother in 2011.

Wanda is survived by her husband, John Parsley, married in 2004; her brother, James Terrill and wife. Carolyn. of Ark City, Kan.; her sister, Patty and husband, Don Koller, of Summersville, Mo.; sons, Randy Gaston of Houston, Mo., and Terry P. Gaston and wife, Terri Lynn, of Pacific, Mo.; her daughter, Rhonda and husband, Brent Durham; and grandchildren, Christy and husband, Tony Huff, of Licking, Mo., Charles Coy Hicks and wife, Christin, of Licking, Mo., Chellsi and husband, Gary Garrett, of Houston, Mo., Brandi Gaston with Chris Watson of Houston, Mo., and Matthew Gaston of Pacific, Mo.

Services were 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012, at the Licking Church of Christ with Mr. Larry Tubbs officiating. Pallbearers were Tony Huff, Ronnie Gaston, Charles Hicks, Gary Garrett, Chris Watson and KJ Gaston. Interment was in Big Creek Cemetery in Yukon, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research Center. Online condolences may be made at www.foxfh.net. All arrangements were under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.

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