In Loving Memory…

Dorothy Gene Parrish

Dorothy Gene Parrish, 95, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Fair View Nursing Home.

She was born January 22, 1924, in Longwood, daughter of Charles Walter and Daisy Pearl (Reed) Lower.

On May 21, 1950, she married Philip Ridenour Parrish, who died January 11, 2019.

Gene worked in clothing sales and as a receptionist for Dr. Shuler before retiring. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, tending her flowers and traveling with her husband. Gene was a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Mack Parrish and Keith Parrish, both of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Ashley Zubeck, Jill Miller and Ryan Parrish; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Parrish; four brothers, Kenneth, Eddie, Bill and Glen Lower; and three sisters, Helen Walker, Reba Rasmussen, and Ruth Morton.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Downing officiating.

Casket bearers will be Mack Parrish, Keith Parrish, Jill Miller, Jake Miller and Ashley Zubeck.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Sedalia Animal Shelter.


  1. Dear Mack, Keith and Family, Please accept my most sincere sympathy and prayers upon your Mom’s death. She was a lovely woman. I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend the service on Friday as I will be out of town. But I will be thinking of you all with lots of love and compassion. Fondly, Pam McGrath

  2. Melissa Mcclanahan

    R.I.P. my little dorothy. Youl always be in my heart and mind. You were always so sweet even on your bad days you bad when i took care of you with my co workers. Fly high my angel. Watch over all of us and keep us safe. Amd just know youl never be forgotton but very missed. Love you Dorothy. See YOU again some day.

  3. Prayers and sympathy for the family. Sorry for your loss. A wonderful lady!

  4. Deb Craig Ulmer

    I will miss Genie, was thinking of her this week. When I was little and my dad died, Genie started sending me secret pal cards and she did it for years. It was years later before I found out it was her. Always helped my grandma and myself in Burtons. Such a lovely, classy lady! Gods Blessings!!!

  5. So sorry Keith your mom was a very sweet woman always enjoyed talking to her sending prayers

  6. Charlotte Curry

    May God help you find peace through the wonderful memories of your Mother. Gene was so much fun to work with at Lockett’s and was always so kind. Her smile always cheered me and others & she never failed to make you feel better. I feel blessed to have known her from a little girl at Broadway Presbyterian to an adult. RIP, Gene.

  7. Dawn M. Bolling

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May your many wonderful memories of her comfort you and your family.

  8. Marilyn (Lower) Bush

    Mack, Keith and family…so very sorry to hear about Aunt Gene. She was one of my favorite aunts growing up. Always so kind to us kids. It is always hard to lose a mom, but memories will keep her alive in our hearts forever. Prayers for you at this very difficult time. She is with your dad now.

  9. Julie mississippi Hollinger. Lpn

    Miss. Dorothy. What a honor it was to have been a part of your care…very few come into a nurses life and remain forever in their many days you put the greatest smile on mine and staff faces..You will be truly missed. AND FOREVER REMEMBERED. MISSISSIPPI. LPN

  10. Cathy & Jeff Johnson

    Thoughts and prayers to Keith, Mack and family. I worked with Gene at Dr. Shuler s office for several years and have known the whole family for many years. She was a very sweet woman that will be missed by so many!

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