February 20, 2016
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 2/22/2016 17:00:00
Plymouth OH 44865 2/23/2016 24:00:00
Geneva Parrigan, age 81, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at her home. Born in the small town of McDowell, in Floyd County Kentucky to Jim and Esta Mae (Moore) Blanton on July 20th, 1934. Our wonderful loving mother finally was granted her wish when God took her to heaven to be with our Father and her precious husband, Leon Parrigan, who passed away nine years ago.
Mom and Dad were definitely “sole mates” who were married at very young tender ages but had a wonderful life together for 56 and ½ years before Dad went to be with God in his heavenly home. Mom was so lonely and lost without Dad and prayed often to go be with him. She finally was granted her wish. With her 4 daughters surrounding her bed, holding her hands and telling her how much they loved her, Mom slipped into Jesus’s arms and was peacefully taken to be reunited with her loving husband in heaven. When Mom ascended into Heaven she had a smile on her face.
Mom was a devout Christian and brought up her children in a religious home. She was a member of The Little Rebecca Church for more than fifty years. She was steadfast in her religion and never changed with the times. Mom and Dad always took us to church on Sunday. They believed that no matter how far their children strayed, they would always come back to God and practice what they were taught in their childhood and they were right.
Leaving to mourn our mother were 5 living children: Kathy (Tim) Kilgore in Willard, Deborah Bowling in Mansfield, Patricia (Harold) Greer in Indiana, Dona (Edward) Wolfgang and Terry Leon Parrigan in Plymouth. She had 10 living grandchildren: Billy J. Collins, Jr. in Ashland, Carrie Greer in Indiana, Jamie Wolfgang in Plymouth, Sara and Chad Bowling in Mansfield, Krystal Parrigan in New York, Terry Leon Parrigan, Jr. in Georgia, Brandon (Brandy) Parrigan in Plymouth, Kayla Stephens in Florida and her little princess Vanessa Parrigan in Shelby. She also had 6 great grandchildren with 1 more due in September and 6 great great grandchildren. 4 Sisters and 1 Brother: Jim (Kaye) Blanton in Circleville, Jo (Wayne) Rausch in Dublin, Lori (Danny) Slone in Shelby, Carol Green in Texas, Wonnie (Bill) Hoover in Amanda. 2 brothers-in-law: Ralph Burns in Circleville and Samuel Parrigan in Shelby. Numerous nieces and nephews and many relatives and friends stretched across the land.
In addition to her loving husband, Leon, mom was preceded in death by a twin son, Timothy Lee Parrigan of Plymouth, 1 grand-daughter, Gennifer Collins of Willard, 1 grandson, Bradley Scott Collins of Mansfield, 1 great grandson, Joshua Collins of Attica. 1 sister, Bethel Burns of Circleville, 2 sisters-in-law, Beulah Combs and Goldie Parrigan of Shelby, 2 brothers-in-law, David Greene of Texas and Paul Smallwood of Circleville.
In addition to serving God mom liked to sew, crochet, quilt and cook. No one ever left mom’s house hungry. Her hospitality skills were perfect and I’m sure she will be missed by many.
Thank God for Heartland Hospice and the nurses and aide that helped with mom the last few weeks she was here on earth. The service they provided was excellent and they were always just a phone call away.
Visitation will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, then again on Tuesday at the Little Rebecca Old Regular Baptist Church in Plymouth, Ohio from 10:00 AM to Twelve Noon. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the church with Elders Buddy Carty, Delmas Hall and Lon Beverly officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the Little Rebecca Church or the Heartland Hospice of Fremont. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I remember babysitting Kathy, Debbie, Dona and Patty. I love all of you so very much! I pray for God’s comfort during this time. I loved your mom and dad they were very special to me! God’s blessings to all of you
Sorry for your loss Sara and Family. You’re in our thoughts.
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady. May God bless you all. With love and prayers…
My sympathy Kathy .
Kathy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. In God’s Love,
What a blessing to have known Sister Gin & her family for a long time. What a blessing to have shared the life she lived. Last time I saw her I thought she looked like an angel. The prettiest smile and her arms ready to give me a hug. Would not be afraid to tell any of you to follow in her footsteps. Rest for a little while Sister Gin. I believe we will board that cloud together. Heart of love to all of you