Joann Parr



Joann Parr, 79, of Seymour, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at her home with family.

Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Virginia Crockett Wissel and Lloyd Wissel, both of whom preceded her in death. On Nov. 19, 1954, in the parsonage at Central Christian Church, she was married to Kenny Parr by the Rev. George Florence.

Joann was a member of the 1954 graduating class of Shields High School.

Throughout her working career, she was employed in the administrative area of H.O. Canfield/Pantasote Inc. for 33 years. Upon their plant closure, she accepted a position with the sales department of Central Pharmaceuticals Inc. She enjoyed the corporate business world and assisting people with problems. Joann retired in September 2010 as an executive assistant at Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals.

Her interests were many and varied. She enjoyed cooking and, during her younger years, holding large family get-togethers. She tweaked recipes to suit her family’s tastes and also had developed many of her own recipes. She compiled and printed a family cookbook of favorite recipes which she shared with family and a few close friends. She enjoyed crocheting and had made afghans for family and friends. She greatly enjoyed IU basketball and followed Peyton Manning’s career.

Other survivors besides her husband include their children, Mike (Tracey) Parr, Rich (Judi) Parr and Jan Walker; six grandchildren, Mike Parr II, Lorri Parr, Cecil Parr, Jenny (Franky) Edwards, Jimmy Walker and Justin Walker; seven great-grandchildren, Ethan Parr, Tyler Stagnolia, Erik Emily, Ava Walker, Ashtyn Walker, Kyra Gerbig and Tia Walker; a brother, Bill Woodard; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Woodard, and a sister, Barbara Ulrey.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Voss Chapel, with the Rev. Johnnie Spivey officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Church.

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