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Jo Ann Parish

March 15, 1931 June 24, 2005
Jo Ann Parish
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Jo Ann (Ryan) Parrish, age 74, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005, in Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Services have been scheduled for 2:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2005 in Lowell-Tims Chapel with Reverend Jim Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Jo Ann was born March 15, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. she was the daughter of Andrew James Ryan and Clarice Turner. She moved to Altus in 1945 where she graduated from Altus High school in 1949. she married Ronald Parrish May 6, 1949 and was blessed with six wonderful children.

Jo Ann had various jobs including Activities Director at English Village Manor. She also worked for several years as a private duty home care provider. Jo Ann was very active in the Altus Alumni and was very proud and involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew James Ryan; mother, Claries Turner; and by Ronald Parrish.

She is lovingly survived by her children, Rhonda Parrish Dart and husband, Robby of Oklahoma City, Stuart Parrish of Altus, Matt Parrish and wife Lisa of Oklahoma City, Andrea Smith and husband Randy of Altus, Tracy Harris and husband Cliff of Tucson, AZ, and Jeff Parrish of Altus; one brother Andy Ryan and wife Brenda of Tucson, AZ; six grandchildren, Rachel Hudgens, Alishia Parrish, Casey Smith, Starla Parrish, renae Ross and Nikki Smith; two great-grandchildren, Jayde Hudgens and Enterprise Daye Parrish; and her nephew, Jamie Ryan of Oklahoma City.

The family will receive guests Sunday evening from 6:30 until 8:00 pm at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. Tributes can be made to the Parrish family at

2:00 PM

Lowell-Tims Chapel
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