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Obituaries for the Journal week of Dec. 20
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Date: 2014-12-18
Dorothy Parsons

Dorothy E. Parsons, 91, of Springville, passed away on December 12 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville.

Dorothy was born in Boston on Nov. 10, 1923, to the late George F. and Amelia (nee Wohlhueter) Genzel.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Springville.

She was the wife of the late Ralph Parsons; mother of Margery (late Ronald) Zimmerman of Columbus, Ohio, Robert (Janet) Parsons of Springville, James (Jane) Parsons of Fresno, Calif. and the late Carol (late Richard) Schinzel; grandmother of Scott (Michele) Zimmerman, Karen (Brent) Ellis, Travis Schinzel, Heidi (Michael) Bailey, Justin Schinzel, Kelly Parsons, Matthew (Katherine) Parsons and Emily Parsons; great-grandmother of 10 great-grandchildren; sister of the late Walter (Mildred) Genzel, Adeline (Harley) Hayden and Lillian Genzel.

Funeral services were held Dec. 19 from Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Springville. The Rev. Dave Backus officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 East Main St., Springville.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithweismantelfuneralhome.com.

Benjamin Parke

Benjamin Ernell Parke, 13, of Wadsworth, Ohio passed away on December 9.
Benjamin was born in Niskayuna, on April 29, 2001, the son of Morgan and Kathie (nee Barnes) Parke.

He attended Isham Elementary School, Central Intermediate School and Wadsworth Middle School. After school, Benjamin took art classes, participated in choir, band and drama; where he recently played the role of Maurice in the schoolís production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. He enjoyed drawing of all kinds, listening to Taylor Swift music and participating in scouting activities as a Boy Scout.

Benjamin was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where he learned about Godís Plan of Salvation, the saving power of Jesus Christ and that families can be together forever. Benjamin will be remembered for his sweet, considerate and outgoing personality, his love of family and friends, his penchant for always telling jokes and making people laugh and his British accent.

He was the son of Morgan and Kathie of Wadsworth; brother of Daniel, Jared, and Grace; grandson of Susan Cash of Orchard Park, Robert and Linda Barnes of Springville and Duane and Margaret Parke of American Fork, Utah. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Benjamin was preceded in death by his aunt, Alice Aline Parke Edmunds.

Funeral services were held Dec. 16 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Medina, Ohio. Burial was in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Arrangements were made by the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 North Lyman St., Wadsworth, Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at www.facebook.com/pages/Memories-of-BenjaminParke/1407401752884361?refzhl. The family has established the Benjamin E. Parke Memorial Fund, which will be used for scholarships for Wadsworth High graduates. The address for donations is the Akron Community Foundation, 345 West Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307, or online at www.akroncf.org/give/ParkeMemorialFund.

Brian Bennett

Brian Hugh Bennett, of Chester, Va., formerly of Springville, passed away on December 11.

Brian was a graduate of Griffith Institute in Springville, honorably discharged from the United States Army, a 2001 graduate of Chesterfield County Police Academy and, most recently, employed by Chesterfield County Police Records. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and an avid defender of the Constitution.

Brian was the son of Hugh M. (Bernice) Bennett of Englewood, Fla., and Gloria Bryner Blakely of East Aurora; brother of Sharon (Mark) LaRue of Phoenix, Ariz., Bradley (Denise) Bennett of Independence, Ky.ļ, Deaune (Kenneth) Cuedek of Chesterfield, Va., and Melinda (Michael) Loftus of Independence, Ky. He is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and extended family.

Funeral services were held Dec. 16 from the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Brianís name to AMVETS or the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be made at www.jtmorriss.com.

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