Eleanor Joann Parman

Eleanor Joann Parman

1932-2020

A devoted wife, mother and a darned good cook, Eleanor Joann Parman went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 19, 2020 in Murphy, Texas. 

She was born Eleanor Joann Teel on June 29, 1932 in McFall, Missouri. Her parents were Ruby and Crystal Teel. The oldest of six children, Eleanor graduated from McFall High School in 1950 and attended Northwest Missouri State College for two years. After her years as a homemaker and mother to three children, Eleanor worked as a word processor for Northern Telecom in Richardson, Texas, retiring after 20 years. Family was important to Eleanor and she excelled at hosting big family gatherings. She enjoyed shopping at Dillards and watching the Hallmark Channel. Among her many skills and talents was her ability to sew anything, including tailored suits and coats. One of her favorite colors was red and she looked good in it. She was a loving caregiver to two elderly aunts and she survived breast cancer in 2015.

She met her husband of 66 years, Lester Parman while singing in the church choir. They married in 1951 and lived in Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska, finally settling in Texas in 1976.

She is survived by her children, Glenda Hardin (Bill) of Tyler, Texas, Philip Parman (Melody) of Allen, Texas, Susan Atkins (Mark) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, her grandchildren Heather Shaid (Trey) of Ben Wheeler, Texas, John Hardin (Cara) of Ft. Worth, Texas, Mark Hardin of Tyler, Texas, Ashley Spencer (Matt) of McKinney, Texas, Aaron Parman (Emily) of Anna, Texas, Preston Parman (Ashley) of Trenton, Texas, Elizabeth Schabinger (Justin) of Vienna, Virginia, Anna Atkins of Virginia Beach, Virginia and great grandchildren Ava Spencer, Maddie Spencer, Brice Shaid, Brooks Hardin, James Hardin and Ivy Parman. She is also survived by her siblings Marilyn Crain, Richard (Dick) Teel (Patty), and David Teel and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester Parman, her parents Ruby and Crystal Teel and two brothers, Bill Teel and Kenneth Teel. 

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Eleanor’s family to hold an online memorial service on May 24, 2020. She will be interred in the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery once restrictions are lifted.

We would like to thank the staff of Lynridge Assisted Living in Murphy, TX for their loving and dedicated care of Eleanor. The good people with Merit Hospice have our thanks and admiration. Special thanks to Samson Khurshid, chaplain with Merit Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas.

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