Farming Rural 04

Jean E. Parnell

December 25, 1928 ~ July 5, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old



Our beloved mother Jean E. Parnell, 94, of Girardville, surrounded by her loving family, was whisked away on the wings of angels to sit at the feet of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday July 5th at Serenity Gardens-Kulpmont.

Born in Pitman on December 25, 1928 she was the daughter to the late Mary (Snyder) and George Maurer.

Jean was the wife of George Parnell who passed in 1996.

Jean worked for 39 years at City Shirt in Frackville until the age of 79, which she was very proud of.

She was of the Protestant faith.

Jean was proud of her cooking and canning skills and she always had a well-stocked basement of home canned treats.  She was an excellent baker, known especially for her famous Watergate cake and Jewish apple cake.  She always made sure her family had plenty to eat. Jean made many friends at Serenity Gardens and enjoyed the activities, especially bingo. The staff became like family to her. We would like to thank all the staff including personal care, dietary department, activities, and housekeeping. They made her stay there a safe and happy experience. We would also like to thank Advantage Home Health and Hospice for caring for our mom in her time of need.

Jean was the last member of her immediate family preceded in death by siblings; George, Peter, Mae and Bill.

She is survived by; 6 children; daughter Georgine Parnell, Girardville; daughter Mary Ann Stutzman (Donald), Hegins; son George Parnell (Lorraine), Ashland; son Shawn Parnell, Girardville; daughter Jane Dougherty, Frackville; son James Parnell, Girardville; 3 grandsons; George Parnell; Patrick Parnell; John Dougherty; great grandson Jacob Parnell; great granddaughter Brittany Parnell; nieces & nephews.

Services and burial will be private at the family’s request.

Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc, 901 Centre St, Ashland PA has been entrusted with arrangements.

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