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Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Interment: Powers Cemetery, Xenia
Visitation: 5-8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home
Emily Tennille Parish, age 43, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, January 19, 2023, at her home.
She was born January 28, 1979, in Olney, the daughter of Richard and Mary Anne (Thompson) Lents. She was united in marriage to Rodney Ray Parish Jr. on July 7, 2007, at the Ridge Riders Club in Rinard and together they have shared 15 wedding anniversaries.
Emily worked as a waitress at J.T.’s in Wayne City. She attended Bethlehem Christian Church and was baptized at Gunion Christian Church in Cisne. She enjoyed time spent camping, going on float trips, singing karaoke, and scrolling through Facebook trying to stay current on the most recent gossip. She was a lover of animals of all kinds, a clean freak, very particular about her hair and nails, and enjoyed reading crime drama. Emily was a fabulous cook, often making dishes to share with the ones that meant the most to her, her friends and family. She was always full of life and will be remembered for her ability to light up any room with her laughter and vivacious storytelling.
She is survived by her husband: Rodney Parish of Xenia; mother: Mary Anne Pittman of Flora; father: Richard Lents of Bridgeport, son: Quaden Noblet of Xenia; a sister: Amy (Ryan) Keck of Olney; step-son: Justin Parish of Effingham; step-grandchildren: Jayden and Gavin Parish of Hord; stepfather: Bob Pittman of Rinard; a niece and nephew: Kamille and Kamden Keck of Olney; 3 half-sisters: Ashley Lackey of Bridgeport, Katrena of Bridgeport, and Cortney of Olney; several aunts and uncles; several cats; and her beloved dogs: Britches, Ariel, and Radar.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; mother and father-in-law; and an aunt: Kathy Richardson.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Ryan Keck officiating. Interment will follow in Powers Cemetery, Xenia. A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Fur a Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
So sorry for your loss , Our thoughts and prayers are with your all >
My heart goes out to Rodney, Mary Anne, Amy, & Quaden. May you all find comfort in the days to come. Emily will be missed tremendously by those who were blessed to know her. Hugs and prayers.
So sorry for your loss
Mary Anne and Family: I’m very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you in this tragedy. It’s so hard to understand why this happened. I wish there was something I could say to help you but there are just no words. Emily will always be with you in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve. May God wrap His loving arms around you and may you feel His love, peace and comfort❤️
My thoughts and prayers are with all at this difficult time.
Emily was the nicest person you would ever meet. We never went to JT’s when she didn’t take time to talk with you. She will be missed so much. Emily was a Great, good person. Deepest Sympathy to her whole family.
You all have our sympathy,prayers and are in our thoughts. Going to miss her at the restaurant!She was a great waitress and friend.
So sorry for your loss praying for all of the family.❤️
RIP Emily... Your light will glow forever. I cherish your friendship and memories ❤️🌻❤️
So sorry to hear of Emily passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love and hugs to all of Emily's family and friends. She will truely be missed by many. Emily, tho gone too soon you will never be forgotten. So very sad that this has happened. Until we meet again may you rest in peace
Sitting trying to find the right words.. Emily you have always been a good friend and always knew you were there when anyone needed you.. We had alot of good times and so many laughs. I will definitely cherish it all.. I know you are smiling down on everyone and will always be by our sides. Hope you know we love you and will keep you our hearts forever...love you and hugs until we meet again ❤️
I will always love aunt Emily
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you suffer this loss. May the good Lord provide you comfort during this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
yes she will be missed i have known them both a long time and send my sympathy to everyone. if i can help in any way let me know because i know you all would have for me .
Emily was one of a kind with such a wonderful caring heart. She will be greatly missed. Condolences to family and friends 🙏
So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers of comfort and peace to you all.
Mary Ann, so sorry about the loss of your daughter, my prayers are with you at this time.
The family and friends will be in my thoughts. Emily will be missed by so many!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Lord wrap his arms around each and every one of you.
Emily was a wonderful person. I’ll cherish fond memories of her as we were neighbors as children. Prayers to her family. Keeping Amy and Mary Ann in our thoughts during this difficult time. God Bless.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family
So sorry for the friends and family that she leaves behind. Prayers for comfort.
Mary Ann, this will be the hardest thing you will ever have to do. I am so sorry. It is a club, of which, I wish with all my heart you did not have to join. You will be in my thoughts throughout the coming days and I will be sending all the prayers for comfort, and strength to endure, and peace to calm the chaos, that I can muster.
Such a beautiful and kind soul. We are so sorry to hear this.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you😞
Mary Ann sorry for your loss.
Emily was one of my favorite people. A true & genuine soul. Her laugh and personality would light up anyones life she met. ❤️
You have our deepest sympathies!!! So very sorry!! Praying for you all!!
So sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and Prayers to the Family
Thoughts and prayers.
We're so sorry for your
Rest In Peace my dear friend. My love and prayers go out to the family and her many friends. I’m blessed to have known such a wonderful gal. Fly high Emily! ❤️❤️❤️
MaryAnn. So sorry for the passing of your daughter may God give you peace and comfort in your time of grief!!!
So sorry for your loss. Emily will be missed by so many. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
So sorry for your loss
Condolences to Emily's family and friends. I know we will all miss her and cherish the memories we have of her ❤️
Emily, we are all feeling the loss of your presence here with us on Earth. You were loved by many and you are missed by many more. Your smile your laughter and your kindness to others will never be forgotten, nor will you. You will brighten up the universe and shine down on us with the love you have in your heart.
So sorry for your loss rodney may God give you comfort for all
Sorry for your loss, prayers for your family
Emily was always smiling and was a happy, happy young lady. 😊 She made people smile and that is what life should be about and that is what and who she was. Prayers and love to you Mary Anne, Rick and family. She will surely be so missed.🙏🏻😢
JR, so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you all the strength and comfort from God's loving arms at this time. Hugs and love, Donna
Mary Anne I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss. My prayers for comfort are with you.
Words will never be able to express how sorry we are to hear of the passing of Emily. Our hearts are breaking for her family.. Rodney, Quaden, Amy and MaryAnne.. May God wrap his arms around each of you and hold you. May you find strength in your memories. God Bless each of you and all other family members.
So very sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a great lady. Nothing but good memories of her and her beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. God bless and comfort you all.
We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
She could light the room up with her smile and her stories❤️. Beautiful Emily, you will be missed by so many. Prayers of comfort for all your family and friends.
My prayers are with Emily's family and with all those friends who knew her and will cherish the many memories of this lady who meant so much to so many. God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
May you rest in peace. May God wrap His arms of love around you. Dennis and Sue Hampsten
So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Such a wonderful tribute written here to Emily. My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers are sent to her mother, Mary Anne, her husband, Rodney, her sister, Amy and to all of of her family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
Thoughts and prayers to each of you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss may God comfort you all in this sad time we know Emily is rejoicing in heaven until we can all meet again you’re all in my prayers
Our condolences to all Emily's family and friends.
EVERYONE IS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS! EMILY WAS ONE OF THE NICEST AND LOVING PERSON I EVER KNEW! She was always nice and friendly. Loved her much. She will never be forgotten
Well God thought he needed another Angel to fit in with the ones he has.Emily fly high you will be missed. Love an hugs until we meet again.
so many memories through the years and all of them remind me of Emily's big smile and out going spirit. .. MaryAnne you and the family are in my prayers. sending big hugs ! RIP Emily --you will be missed greatly
MaryAnn, heartfelt prayers for you and family. May you find comfort and peace in God"s loving arms.
Rodney we are so sorry to hear of Emily’s passing. We are lifting you all up in our prayers.
Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family.
Mary Anne, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
She was such a lover of life!! RIP Emily!
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Wish we could take away your pain. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏼
I went to school with Emily and even though we weren't close friends I considered her a friend. My prayers of comfort go out to her family and friends. She will be missed by so many people.
We love and miss you so much Em. 💕
Be sure my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
sorry for all you guys loss. prayers for all of you guys through this difficult times. she was such a sweet lady
So very sorry to hear of Emily's passing. She was such a sweet person. She was always so friendly and kind. She will be missed. Heaven gained an angel with this young woman.
My heart is broken, Emily lit up my life as she did for many. RIP Emily.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Sorry for the loss of such a special person to so many, she was loved.
Mary Ann, so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for your loss we are praying for the family this has been a hard time for you all with Kathy and now this!We feel for you very deeply!!
Amy, Ryan, Kamille and Kamden, So sorry for your loss. She sounds like such a special lady. I am sending you a hug and squeeze. Julie
My heart goes out to the entire family Mary Anne has been a grandma to me for about as long as I’ve known Quaden and he’s my best friend I will be praying for you guys to have the strength to stay strong in the days to come Emily was a wonderful person and she was sure proud of you Quaden you know I’m gonna be here for you guys I don’t really have the right words to say but my heart breaks for you guys. Prayers for Rodney Quaden and Maryanne
Rodney, Mary Anne, Quaden, and Amy, so sorry for your loss. Emily always had a beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone. Our family will miss her
We are sincerely sorry for your loss.
We are very sorry for the loss of Emily. Our hearts are broken for Rodney, Quaden, Mary Anne and Amy. There is no way to imagine your pain. Please know that we are praying for each of you for comfort and strength.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort for your family.