Mildred R. Parsley, 90

January 23, 2009

APRIL 29, 1918-JAN. 21, 2009

CLEAR SPRING - Mildred Rebecca (Thompson) Parsley, 90, of Clear Spring, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, Hagerstown.

Born April 29, 1918, in Howard County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ethel Mae (Harding) Thompson. She was the wife of the late William C. Parsley Sr., who died in 1986.

Mildred retired in 1979 from the Washington County Tax Assessments Office with more than 18 years of service. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 202, Williamsport, both the Local and National AARP, and St. Michaels Catholic Church, Clear Spring.


Mildred, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, is survived by two sons, William C. Parsley Jr. and wife, Michele A., of Readyville, Tenn., and Stuart A. Parsley and late wife, Judith M., of Clear Spring; one daughter, Gail R. Aleshire and husband, Jerry P., of Mercersburg, Pa.; one son-in-law, Thomas E. Firey of Clear Spring; one brother, Robert J. Thompson of Finksburg, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by one brother, A. Jack Thompson II; and a daughter, Patricia M. Firey.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Clear Spring. The Rev. Msgr. Alfred E. Smith will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown, with the recitation of the rosary beginning at 4 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Michaels Catholic Church, c/o St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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