Della R. Parkison

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Della Parkison, 70, of rural Harwood, Mo., passed away after a short illness at Moore-Few Care Center, on Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2019. Della was born April 9, 1948, in Plattsburgh, Mo., the daughter of Northrup and Olive Larson. Della attended high school in the El Dorado Springs area, but graduated in 1966 in Grandview, working part time in the home of family friends.

Della married Ron Wooderson in 1968. To their union two children were born.

Della was married in 1979 to Roy Parkison. Together they raised their four children on the farm in Harwood. This June they would have celebrated 40 years of marriage.

Della was a very hard worker and wonderful woman. She worked at the local grocery store and drove the school bus. She came to know and love her neighbors and friends. She loved to work with kids, fix up her landscaping, and two step with husband Roy. Before her heart attack in 1995 she loved farm work and any outside activities. She was a member of Coal Hill Community of Christ Church where she was saved in 1956 and attended most of her life.

Preceding Della in death were her parents, Northrup Larson and Olive Larson DeLapp; her stepson, Ricky, who she loved so very much; brother, James Larson and wife, Pearl; and sister, Phyllis Fleener.

Survivors include her husband, Roy, of the home; one son, Michael Wooderson of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Delnelle Carroll and husband, Justin, and Dayton Robison of Nevada, Mo.; sister, Marianna Cotten and husband, Jack, of Nevada, Mo.; and brother, Northrup Larson and wife, Liz, of Centerview, Mo.

Funeral services for Della Parkison will be held on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with George Garwood officiating. Burial followed in Coal Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Dayton Robison, Dewaine Lewis, Jamie Larson, James Reiff, Bobby Scotten, and William Rice. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Cotton, Dave White, David Scotten, and Justin Carroll.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to either Coal Hill Cemetery or Coal Hill Church and left at the funeral home.

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