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Monday November 4th, 2019
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Monday November 4th, 2019

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Gretchen J. Parsons

Parsons – Gretchen J., 75, of Richland, went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2019. Born on June 30, 1944 in Aliquippa, PA, the daughter of the late George and Jean (Sweringen) Gourley. Gretchen was preceded in death by brother, James Gourley; brother-in-law, Reed Miller, and sisters-in-law, Joyce Gourley and Sandy Gourley. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, H. Robert Parsons; daughters, Jennifer J. Maslonek of Richland and Rebecca S. (Aaron) Huet of Gibsonia, PA; grandchildren, Cassidy L. Black, Jillian E. Fetsko, and Blake R. Huet; sister, Joann Miller of Aliquippa; brothers, David of Fairfax, VA and Donald (Darlene) of Hookstown, PA and several nieces and nephews. Gretchen was a 1962 graduate of Monaca High School and was employed as an Office Manager at Woodlawn Oil Company in Aliquippa. She was a member and Sunday School Teacher at the First Assembly of God Church in Windber, PA. A lifelong volunteer for the Girl Scouts of America, she received the coveted “Yellow Rose” Award for her service and dedication. Gretchen enjoyed going to Nags Head Beach with family, building puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received Monday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m., Rev. David C. McGee, officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at John Anderson Memorial Cemetery in Aliquippa. The family suggests contributions be directed to First Assembly of God Church in Windber, PA, or Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania in memory of Gretchen. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.




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Bob, I'm so sorry to hear of Gretchen's passing. I loved the time I spent with her in Winder Woods. God bless, Robin McCoy

Robin McCoy Nov 20 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Kathy Suvoy

Kathy Sivoy Nov 5 2019 12:00 AM

A "Always Near" 30" Sonnet Chime was ordered on November 4, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. It will get better. All of the memories will be of her as the strong woman that you knew. She is at peace.

Jennifer, Rob & Grace Nov 4 2019 12:00 AM

A Beauitful in Blue was ordered on November 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

Bob and I send our sincerest sympathies to Bob and the girls and families. Gretchen was a lovely person and Christian woman. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bob and Maggie Monit Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Gretchen well from our days playing trumpet and marching in the high school band. She is remembered as one of the good people I have met in my life. She was a couple years older but looked out for us newcomers. She was a friend until she graduated and continued to be one of my high school memories for over 50 years. My sincere condolences to the family.

Harper J. Simpson Nov 3 2019 12:00 AM

A "Always Near" 30" Sonnet Chime was ordered on November 2, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

A "Comfort and Light" 30" Sonnet Chime was ordered on November 2, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Nov 2 2019 12:00 AM

The times that we share of holidays, vacations, reunions and just fun summer barbecues will live in our memories forever. We love you all.

Beth and Richie Piontek

Beth Nov 1 2019 12:00 AM

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