Beatrice L. Parrish, 91, Ephrata Manor, Bell Telephone operator, Trinity Lutheran member

By on July 1, 2014
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Beatrice L. Parrish, 91, of Lancaster, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at Ephrata Manor.

She was the loving wife of the late Samuel R. Parrish who passed away in 1999. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Elvin C. and Indiana May (Wilson) Latschar.

After graduating from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1941 she began her career with Hamilton Watch where she worked during WWII. She then worked for Bell Telephone where she spent 20 years as an operator. Her most recent position was with Good & Plenty where she worked in the gift shop. In her spare time Bea enjoyed crafts, reading, and loved dancing. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her son: Craig Parrish (husband of Debra Hagmann) of Brownstown; and a daughter: Pamela Yohn (wife of the late Robert Yohn) of Lancaster; grandchildren: Elizabeth Snyder and Melissa Boagey; and great-grandchildren: Austin and Makena Snyder.

She was predeceased by a brother: Harry Latschar; sisters: Doris Myers and Pauline Coral; and a grandson: Joey Kemler.

Services were held July 2 at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Rev. Timothy Mentzer officiating. Interment was in Riverview Burial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to The American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Road., Suite #106, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9568.

To leave an online condolence for the family visit KaSnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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