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Juanita B (Deisher) Parr

June 16, 1932 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 88)


Juanita B. Parr, 88, formerly of Mt. Carmel, Illinois peacefully passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her residence in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by family.


She was born June 16, 1932 in Bellmont, Illinois, the daughter of Harvey and Zelda (Smith) Deisher.  On July 20, 1952, Juanita married William A. Parr in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 


Juanita was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Mt. Carmel.  She attended the Christian Fellowship Church in Evansville, Indiana.  Juanita enjoyed cooking, having parties, reading the Bible and listening to country music.  In her earlier years she liked to skate.  Her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.   


Left to cherish Juanita’s memory are her children Timothy Parr of Evansville, Indiana, James and his wife Laurie Parr of Petaluma, California, Daniel and his wife Lori of Nashville, Tennessee and Debra Parr of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren Amanda (Paul) Hollingsworth, Brittany Parr, Sydney Parr, Sierra Parr and Evan Parr; great grandchildren Maraya Stuteville and Juanita Hollingsworth; and sister Susie Pittman of Menomonie, Wisconsin.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children Mark Parr and Mary Lynn Parr; brothers Bill and Bob Deisher; and sister Gloria Lee Dixon.


Visitation for Juanita will be Monday, June 29, 2020 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel.


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June 29, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

1:30 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Illinois

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