Obituary Record

Zee Alma Parrish
Died on 10/26/1941
Buried in Herman Cemetery

#1-Herman Record 30 Oct 1941


Z. Parrish is Dead at Age 47

Z. Alma Parrish, son of Mrs. Carrie Parrish, was one who had spent almost his entire life in this community. He died at the Veterans’ Hospital in Lincoln Sunday, October 26. In poor health for some time he had been confined to the Lincoln Hospital for the past three months. Burial was made in Herman Cemetery. “Z” as he was known by his friends was born January 26, 1894 on a farm south of Herman and was 47 years old at the time of his death.

He had been a resident of this community all his life with the exception of a few years he spent on a farm in South Dakota and one year at Plainview, Nebr. He had carried the Herman Mail for the past six years and was faithful in this work. He was a charter member of the Charles Jackson Post of the American Legion at Herman. He enlisted in the World War June 28, 1917 at Vermillion, S.D. spent almost a year over-seas and received an honorable discharge June 11, 1919. He loved children and enjoyed their company. Herman people will greatly miss him from their midst.

Surviving him are his mother of Inglewood, California, two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Dorsett of Volin, S.D. and Mrs. Gladie H. Snyder of Merrill, Oregon, two brothers, Raymond Parrish of Inglewood, California and Carrol Parrish of El Portal, California, other relatives and many friends. His father preceded him in death on February 16, 1935.

Funeral rites were held at Herman Baptist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. T.J. Reese of Jefferson, Iowa officiating. The members of the American Legion held a military service at the grave.

The male quartette was accompanied by Mrs. Claude Clements at the piano. The pall-bears, all Legion members, were Chris Korshoj, L.D. Long, Ed Hovendick, Wilbur Lowe, J.B. Jensen, Wilbur Conety.

#2-30 Oct., 1941 - The Enterprise - Z. Alma Parrish


Military Graveside Rites At Funeral Yesterday, Age Was 47

Funeral services with military graveside rites were held in Herman Wednesday afternoon for Z. Alma Parrish who died Sunday, October 26 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Lincoln. Rev. T. J. Reese of Jefferson, Iowa, a former Herman pastor, conducted the funeral at the Baptist Church.

Parrish, who was known simply as “Z” to his many Herman friends, was born on a farm south of Herman January 26, 1894. He spent his entire life in that vicinity with the exception of a few years in South Dakota and a year at Plainview. Parrish had carried the Herman mail for the past six years.

A charter member of Herman’s Charles Jackson American Legion Post, Parrish served nearly a year overseas, and was a World War veteran. He enlisted in the army June 28, 1918 and was honorably discharged June 1, 1919.

Surviving Parrish are his mother, Mrs. Carrie Parrish of Englewood, California; two brothers, Raymond of Englewood, Carrol of El Portal, California; and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Dorsett of Volind, South Dakota and Mrs. Gladieth Snyder of Merrill, Oregon.

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska Public Library~~~

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