June 18, 1927 ‒ January 22, 2018
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Loraine Parry, age 90, a woman of prayer and faith in Christ, a devoted wife and helpmate of Stanton Parry, a mother of unconditional love to her children, and an educator, died on January 22, 2018 at the Brethren Care Village in Ashland, Ohio. She previously resided in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Loraine Parry was born in Dumas, Texas, the daughter of Barney and Daisy Davidson. She obtained an undergraduate degree from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas and a master’s degree in home economics from Michigan State University. She was married to Stanton Parry for 57 years and served with him in Christian higher education. She was an assistant professor of home economics at Belmont College and Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee. She was the founding head of the Home Economics Department at Mount Vernon Nazarene College in 1974 and served there until her retirement in 1992. Christian education was important to her and she taught Sunday school beginning as a teenager and continuing throughout her life, including 17 years at First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
She is survived by her son David (Pam) Parry of Glenwood, Maryland; daughter Teresa (Gordon) Swain of Ashland; 5 grandchildren; brothers Cecil Davidson, Joe Davidson, Jim Davidson and Jack Davidson, and sister Jean Taylor.
Friends may call on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon where a service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 beginning at 10 a.m. with Rev. Jack Christner officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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