Kenneth Parsons, Marine veteran, Kalas supervisor

By on September 22, 2011

Kenneth "Butch" A. Parsons, 72, of Stevens, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at his home following a two-year battle with cancer. He was under AseraCare.

Born in Reinholds, he was the son of the late Raymond and Edith (Gellsinger) Parsons and was the husband of Erma (Sweigart) Parsons.

Butch loved the Eagles. He also enjoyed NASCAR and dirt track racing and loved going to races.

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked as a supervisor at Kalas Manufacturing for 40 years.

In addition to his wife, Butch is survived by two sons: Douglas Parsons, of Sinking Spring; and Ronnie Parsons, of Venus, Fla.; his daughter: Lori, wife of Paul Marks, of Sinking Spring; four grandchildren: Trent, Ryan and Ellee Marks and Laura Parsons; and his sister: Patricia, wife of Randy Ditzler, of Sinking Spring.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 21 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Stephen Hollinger officiating. Burial will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery with full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Butch’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society-Lancaster County Unit, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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