Cora Jane Wandell Parmelee Richards passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the age of 71. She was born on May 20, 1940, in Washington Township, Meshoppen, daughter of the late Melvin Wandell and Martha Wandell Jackson.
She was staying at her granddaughter’s house in Coatesville, PA and had just moved back to Pennsylvania from Raleigh, NC where she lived with her son-inlaw and daughter for five years. Before that, she lived in Binghamton, NY where she worked and retired at Buckingham.
She was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Parmelee; brother, Raymond Wandell and husband, Thomas Richards, Sr.
Survivors include her three sisters, Marie Owen, Nellie Owen and Grace Bowman, all of Pennsylvania; three children, Robin Parmelee, Raymond and Penny Huffman of Pennsylvania and Roger and Vicky Parmelee of NY. She had 12 great-grandchildren; 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that loved her very much.
Memorial services were held at the United Methodist Church, 126 Church Rd., Meshoppen, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. A dinner followed services at the Laceyville Fire Hall.
In Memory of Our Mother
Don’t think of her as gone away
Her journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many roadways
This earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing that we could know today
How nothing but sadness can really pass away.
We love you mom
Ray, Penny, Roger and Vicky