Gracie L. Parnell Obituary

Mrs. Gracie L. Parnell, age 95, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, in Vian, Oklahoma. She was born October 12, 1926, to the late Thomas Benton and Lorena Hicks Brock. She was joined in marriage to the love of her life, Omer J. C. Parnell on January 2, 1945, they were married 37 years until his passing in 1982.

She was a homemaker by profession and enjoyed quilting, canning, and cooking. She was a loving mother and raised her children and grandchildren with a loving hand. She worked in the Renova shirt factory as well as chicken houses, and was a dedicated member of the Octavia Baptist Church. She was a model Christian who loved the Lord.

Mrs. Parnell is preceded in death by her husband, Omer J. C. Parnell; daughter, Marie Davis; and by her grandchildren; Stephanie Ross and Donald Vaught.

She is survived by her son, Archie Parnell; daughters, Ardis Keiss, Patricia Chambers, and Doylene Vaught;
grandchildren, Jessie, Regina, Ray, Clifton, Brian, Delbert, Debbie, Scott, Amanda, Nikki, Brice, Chad, and Bridget; 25 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great grandchildren.

Services for Mrs. Parnell will be Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Watson Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Brother Ed Rogers will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
Visitation is general.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Smith, Chad Hudson, Clifton Vaught, Brian Vaught, Delbert McBroom, Scott McBroom, Brice Parnell, and Ray Davis.

Services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary at


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