Rosemary Parrish

May 26, 1935 ‒ October 26, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Rosemary Parrish, 85, of Delaware, passed away peacefully, on Monday morning, October 26, 2020 at the Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware.

Rosemary was born on May 26th, 1935 in Haysi, VA, the daughter of the late Nora & Alfred Hay.

She was the fabric that bound together her family and nothing meant more to her. She was a devoted wife of 65 years, mother, and grandmother. Always laughing and joking, she was as sweet as she was funny. She made whomever around feel comfortable to be themselves, and she was filled with warmth, love, gentle touch, and thoughtful advice. She will live on forever in the hearts and the minds of the many she has touched so deeply.

Her love for flowers and plants would be obvious when many would come to visit on long summer days or in her hand-made centerpieces at her home in Delaware while hosting family for the holidays. Her green thumb was long honed starting at her childhood home at Bartlick Farm in Virginia, a place that stayed with her in her heart all along. When giving advice on how to succeed in the garden “you just gotta love em” she’d say. We sure loved her and will miss her a lot.

In addition to her parents and three older brothers, Rosemary was preceded in death by her loving husband Kenneth “Bill” Parrish on June 13, 2019.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 1:00 pm until the time of

the funeral service at 3:00 pm, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at William Street, Delaware, OH, with the Rev. Kyle Doebler officiating. Burial will follow in

Marlborough Cemetery, Delaware Ohio. Refreshments to follow. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed for the visitation and

Services. Memorial contributions may be given to the Liberty Presbyterian Church, Parrish Memorial Fund, 7080 Olentangy River Road, Delaware, OH 43015. Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, Delaware is honored to serve the Parrish Family.


  • Deepest sympathy is given to the family of Rosemary. She always had a warm smile and laughed often. With loving prayers, Larry and Emma Dixon

  • Beautiful photos and video. I can just hear Aunt Rosie saying, “ Now, Jennifer Rose…stop weeping and remember the good times.” I loved her very much.

  • My wild flower garden is in full bloom today. I miss you so, you were a mother to me. You were with me when my Daughter Nora Delaney Rose was born. I said she will have your name, you were happy about that. I loved helping you and Uncle Bill with work around the house and I spent alot of time with you. Thank you for introducing me to John. We both no you are so so happy now. Love you so so much. Thank you for everything you taught me. You are my hero forever. Love you Jillann.

  • Aunt Rosie,
    You have impacted me in countless ways. Growing up, every holiday was celebrated in your home with your amazing food and your love of family. You loved gardening and that made me in turn revel in digging in the dirt as well. You were so resilient when life got hard and that resonated with me when I faced hardship in my own life. You were such a calming influence and mother-figure to my mom. When she was keyed up, I can still hear you say “Now Clydette…”. Somehow, you just knew that things would be alright. I hold vivid memories of your wisdom as far back as I can remember as I navigated life. Your humor, warmth and charm drew people to you from all walks of life. I could go on and on, but in short, the world was a better place with you in it. There are few people that leave an indelible mark on me like you have. I love and miss you so much. Rest In Peace with your sweet William.

  • I wish I could be with your family and friends today. I am sure there are many! Love you, Aunt Rosie, honey.

  • I’ve never met a warmer person! Her smile would light up the room at Liberty Church and her hugs were the best. RIP ❤️