Mary Parres

Thursday, November 23, 2006
Mary Parres

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary A. "Lolly" Parres, 79, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at her home.

She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in St. Louis, daughter of Roy Earl and Elizabeth Susan Upshaw Ritchey. She and T. Bernie Parres Sr. were married May 29, 1950. He died Nov. 28, 2004.

Parres was a customer service manager 10 years at Wal-Mart. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include a son, Thomas Parres Jr. of Jackson; a daughter, Mary Ann Parres of Chicago; two brothers, Martin Ritchey of Jefferson City, Mo., Thomas Ritchey of Ironton, Mo.; three sisters, Delores Riney of Jackson, Marion McClure of Perryville, Ruth Long of Kansas City, Mo.; five granddaughters; and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 6:30 to 9:40 a.m. Saturday. The parish wake will be at 7 p.m. Friday, and the rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Kevin Fausz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.