Evelyn Farriel (Shannon) Erb Parkhurst


Dateline: Bazine, Kansas

Evelyn Farriel (Shannon) Erb Parkhurst, the middle child of James Clyde and Mary Elberta (Clift) Shannon, died peacefully at her home Saturday, April 24, 2010. She was born January 1, 1925, on a farm near Marshfield, MO. On June 7, 1940 she married Pearl Earl Erb and they moved near Bazine, KS. She was a farm wife and a Stanley Home Dealer for many years. She worked at many jobs (cleaning chickens, wall papering, ironing, painting and many more) to earn money to buy material to make her girls pretty clothes. Later in life she moved to Pennsylvania to work showing pictures for Olin Mills and for other photo companies. She attended St. Paul Congregational Church, Bazine and was a member of Bazine Golden Years Center. She was a Hospice Volunteer while in Pennsylvania. On May 4, 1970 she married Charles Parkhurst. In 1993 she moved back to Bazine to be nearer to Connie and to help take care of Joshua (which she thoroughly enjoyed) while Rhonda was attending nursing school and working.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Wanda and Troy Schaben, Kennewick, WA and Connie and Larry Stieben, Bazine, KS. Six grandchildren, Robin Ryan (Greg), Arlington, TX, Carmen Schaben and Deelyn Purdy, Kennewick, WA, Tod Schaben, Lacy, WA, Darren Stieben (Angie), Hays, KS, and Rhonda Rolo (Rudy), Bazine; thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Her family was her pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Wilbur Shannon, sister, Marjorie Smith Lambert, her precious little boy, Kenneth Clyde Erb, 15 months, 1947, and her much loved, oldest great-grandchild, Joshua Dean Stieben, 18 years, Dec. 27, 2009, husbands, Pearl Earl Erb, Feb 22, 1967, and Charles Parkhurst, Dec. 25, 2008.

Funeral will be Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 10:30 am at St. Paul Congregational Church, Bazine, with Pastor Sam Flick presiding. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9am until 9pm with the family present from 7-8 that evening. Memorials may be given to Christ Pilot Me Hill or St. Paul Congregational Church.

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