Joanne Parrott

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April 15, 1929 - July 29, 2020
Born in Lawrenceville, IL
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Mrs. Joanne Parrott of St. Charles, MO, age 91, beloved wife, mother, and “Gram” to her grandchildren, departed this life on July 29, 2020.

Joanne began her life on April 15, 1929 in Lawrenceville, IL, daughter to Cap and Blanche Stansfield. Following high school, Joanne attended Washington University School of Nursing, where she earned her Nursing Degree. While attending nursing school, she met and fell in love with her future husband of 53 years, Dr. Roger Parrott, who preceded her in death in 2005.

Joanne traveled extensively throughout her lifetime, one of her favorite trips being to the Holy Land. She held several office positions as a member of the Alliance of the American Dental Association and worked tirelessly to support the St. Louis Dental Health Theatre.

Joanne was very active in her church and was a UMW member for most of her life and spent many years teaching Sunday school and serving on various church committees. Nothing gave Joanne more pleasure than spending time with her children Dennis, Nancy, David, and Beth (deceased 1998) and grandchildren Tim, Ben, Matthew, Colleen and Sean. As anyone can tell you, Joanne was an avid dog lover and was recently preceded in death by her beloved miniature Schnauzer, Gracie.

Joanne is survived by her brother Don Stansfield (Judy), sister Margaret Girtch, her children Dennis Parrott (Zora), Nancy Turner (Carl, deceased), David Parrott (Ruth), son-in-law Jim Kaiser (Michelle), and grandchildren Tim Kaiser, Ben Kaiser, Matt Parrott, Colleen Kaiser and Sean Kaiser. All these she loved and touched deeply.

Joanne’s request in her own words, “In lieu of flowers or gifts, simply remember my family in your prayers.”

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Carlson July 31, 2020 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    My 46 year old son tells me Joanne taught him to sing “This Is My Father’s World” in Bible school. He says he srill sings it, especially when he is fishing. She would loved to know that.
    Donna Carlson member FUMC and UMW.

  2. Schaible Family August 4, 2020 at 9:11 am - Reply

    candle 8Joanne was a wonderful woman. We enjoyed her company at these last few Thanksgivings. Her generosity knew no bounds and we will enjoy her piano for generations to come. She and her entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Schaible Family

  3. Vangie Cannon August 4, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I remember Joanne as a gracious woman, faithful to her God and church. She taught hundreds of children how to brush their teeth. She shared her many God given gifts with everyone. She was a true disciple of Jesus who influenced many people of all ages. Joanne was very supportive of my ministry when I served First UMC as Associate Pastor.
    My prayers are with her family and friends.
    Rev. Evangeline (Vangie) Cannon
    New Albany, IN

  4. Jerry & Pamela Castellano August 6, 2020 at 10:14 am - Reply

    It’s hard to believe I knew Mrs. Parrott for nearly 50 years. David and I became close friends in high school. Eventually I came to know all four Parrott children and spent many, many happy times at 101 Calverton Road.
    While Joanne may not have personally approved of some of our activities she was never judgmental and always maintained a cheerful and welcoming environment for us to enjoy.
    She never lost her innate sense of thoughtfulness. Pamela and I were so touched to receive a handmade sympathy card when we lost our beloved cat, Trevi, last summer, and we were regularly invited to her subsequent home to watch the July Fourth fireworks at the St. Charles Riverfront.
    She truly cared about us. We will miss her.

  5. Margaret Godbold Briscoe August 7, 2020 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    I have known Joanne Parrott for many years, beginning at St. John’s United Methodist Church where I grew up and my father was pastor. I remember Joanne helping to plan and provide a lovely wedding reception for me in 1964. She had a deep faith and always active in her church. I had the pleasure of seeing her occasionally in more recent years when having lunch with her and other previous St. John’s UMC members.
    She will be missed. My sympathy and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  6. Jean Szoko August 8, 2020 at 7:53 am - Reply

    For several summers (quite a long time ago), Joanne and I were teacher partners in Vacation Bible School. Her goal was always to make VBS the absolutely most enriching experience possible for the children. There was no craft or project that was too labor intensive for Joanne. And whatever the theme for the year was, I knew Joanne would have something stored somewhere in her house that we could use. She was amazing, tireless, and devoted to the children.

    I remember that after Beth died, she wanted to do something to honor Beth and was very generous in helping to reburbish the nurseries. I believe she may also have been instrumental in creating the cry room at the back of the sanctuary.

    Later in life, Joanne would pop in at the bookstore where I worked, many times for the same book (Healing After Loss) which she purchased for friends who had lost a loved one. More recently, when she was no longer going out, she would call the bookstore and place the same order to be sent to her. She was a beautiful, unselfish woman and hers was certainly a life well lived.

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