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Gail Parrish

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Rita Gail (Olson) Parrish passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Services were held Aug. 31, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. Waco, with Pastor Austin Nickel officiating. Her final resting place is at St. Olaf Kirke, Old Rock Church in Cranfills Gap.

Gail was born April 15, 1942, in Cranfills Gap to Homer and Josey Olson. She graduated from Cranfills Gap High School and attended North Texas State University. Gail married Bob Parrish from Hamilton, on July 25, 1964, in Cranfills Gap. She was a homemaker and stay-at-home mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Brent Lee Parrish. She is survived by her husband, Bob Parrish; daughter,

She is survived by her husband, Bob Parrish; daughter, Stacy Winkle and husband Kyle of Mount Vernon; sister-in-law B.J. Finch of Temple; and grandchildren, Meagan Parrish of Waco, Madison Parrish of Lindale, and Erin Winkle and Hatchel Winkle, both of Mount Vernon.

Her pallbearers were Leonard Tusa, Fred Finch, Kyle Winkle, Meagan Parrish, Ted Conner, Jason Johnston and Madison Parrish.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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