Phyllis Ann (Workman) Parsons, 85, of Falmouth, formerly of Sharon passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the height of the extraordinary storm last week. Born in Micola, Missouri, daughter of the late Roy Chester Workman and Imogene (Michie) Workman.
Born in her grandmother's house in southeast Missouri, she spent her childhood in several different towns throughout the state. She graduated from high school in Kansas City before enrolling in Christian College in Columbia, MO.
They spent the first five years of their married life together with her husband as a Navy Officer on public relations assignments in San Diego and Hollywood, CA where they enjoyed many opportunities to interface with motion picture and television personalities on military assignments.
Although she left college when she married, she continued to value education-whether formal or informal-for her entire life.
The Navy moved them to California where their first son was born. A few years later and after a few intermediate moves to new civilian public relations positions (St. Louis, Topeka, San Diego, Boston, Miami and New Orleans), they settled in Massachusetts where their second son was born, and where she lived for most of the rest of her life.
While her southern drawl mostly faded after living in New England for so many years her southern hospitality never did. Superficially she may have had many hobbies, but most of them were simply excuses for her true passion-visiting with people. A trait she inherited from her parents and passed on to her children, she could enter any situation at any time and be certain to leave that encounter with a new friend.
For 65 years the beloved wife of Glenn H. Parsons, Jr. Devoted mother of Glenn H. Parsons, III and his wife Nancy, and Marc Parsons and his wife Jennifer. Adored grandmother of Glenn H. Parsons, IV and Cara Parsons. Dear sister of Curtis Workman. Loving aunt of Matt Workman and John Workman. Remembrances may be made to the charity, COPD Advocacy and American Lung Association www.lung.org
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening November 18th from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be celebrated Friday afternoon, November 19, 2021 at 2PM at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, 68 Main Street, Falmouth, MA.
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