Orpha Parish

Orpha Parish

Wednesday, July 16th, 1924 Friday, May 1st, 2020

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Obituary for Orpha Louise Parish (Bodecker)

Derby - Parish, Orpha Louise
95, passed away Friday, May 1st, 2020. She was born July 16th, 1924 to Franklin Bodecker and Verna McMaster Bodecker in Sedgwick, County, Kansas. Orpha met Ralph at the Coleman Company, After they were married Ralph was transferred to California where they spent the next 40 years before returning to Derby. At the age of 60, Orpha returned to college and earned her A.A. degree in Historical Preservation which involved one semester at a geological dig. Orpha took trips to China, Israel and Europe. Her last 6 years were spent living at Derby Assisted Living which she happily called home. Thank you to Phoenix Hospice for all you care and love. She was preceded in death by her Husband; Oliver Ralph Parish, Parents; Frank & Verna Bodecker, Brother; Blaine Bodecker, Sisters; Valla Bell, Doris Hopkins, Nephew; Jim Bell, Niece; Cherie McCormick, Sister-in-law; ZiRita Parish, Son-in-law Steve Holman. Orpha is survived by her Daughter; Gloria Holman,Granddaughter Erica Burris (Andy) Great grandson; William Burris, Nephews & Nieces; Ron, Janis, Fred, Frank, Dean, Janet Bill, Bruce, Kyle, Jane Rene and Eric, Brother in laws Royce Parish and Verdou Parish.
Graveside Service: will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Green Valley Cemetery.
In lieu flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Wichita Alumni Association
First Presbyterian Church - Derby.

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    Green Valley Cemetery
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    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Green Valley Cemetery
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    Furley, Kansas
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    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


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Ronald Bell sent flowers to the family of Orpha Louise Parish (Bodecker).
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Ginger Blake

I had the pleasure of getting to know Orpha through bells at Derby assisted living. She was and kind lady and fun to talk with. She loved to share her stories of growing up on the farm and since I too was a farm girl it was fun to listen to her reminisce. We will miss her smile and upbeat manor when we can get back to ringing. Prayers of peace for your family.
Ginger Blake
Comment | Posted at 08:58am via Condolence

Holly Meyer

Gloria and Erica, sending you my deepest sympathies, and all my love. In loving memory of your mom and dear grandmother.
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Linda L Williams

Sweet memories will always be a comfort. Rest knowing that she knew how much she was loved.
Dave and Linda Williams
Comment | Posted at 11:23am via Condolence

My deepest condolences on the loss of this amazing woman.
Comment | Posted at 09:36am via Condolence

Ronald Bell

Our beloved Aunt. From the Florida Bells
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