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May Parnell

July 18, 1933 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

May Parnell Obituary

May Parnell, 90, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Hillsboro, IL.

Born July 18, 1933 in Liverpool, England she was a daughter of John and Mary Ann (Evans) Scoullar.  She served with the British Army during the Cold War era 1951-1955.  She met her husband, Walter Rexford Parnell, who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married April 21, 1956 in Oxford, England. Mr. Parnell passed away May 4, 2002. 

Mrs. Parnell was employed for several years at the former Litchfield Floral.  Upon the closing of the floral shop, she worked for Litchfield True-Value Hardware.  Upon retiring, she did volunteer work, mainly at Hearts United in Litchfield. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the boat and bowling. 

Surviving are her daughter Carol (Scott) Schroeder of Litchfield, sons Robert (Connie) Parnell of Marion, IA, and Michael Parnell of Tennessee.  Eight grandchildren; Kevin (Mandy Moore) Schroeder, Eric (Jenelle) Schroeder, Breanne (Eric) Schnable, Tiffany (Mike) Guerriei, Alexis (Dean) Pieper, Cory Parnell, Courtney (Rob) Urnstron, and Alec Parnell.  Fifteen great grandchildren; Jordan, Cayden, Quinn, Peyton, Ruby, Darcy, Anna Marie, Sutton, Remie, Hendrix, Maddox, Sunny, Luke, Murphy and Henry.

Mrs. Parnell leaves a brother and a sister, John Scoullar and Dororthy Jenion of the United Kingdom.  In addition to her husband, Walter, she is preceded in death by her parents, and step-mother Dorothy Jenion.

Funeral services for Mrs. Parnell will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  The Rev. Gary Schwab will officiate, and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service.  The family suggests memorials be directed to Hearts United or the Alzheimer’s Association.


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March 2, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

March 2, 2024

11:30 AM
Elmwood Cemetery, Litchfield


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