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Stanley E. Parsells, 87, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 4, 1931, in Osceola, PA the son of the late Waldo H. Parsells and Hazel M. (Bishop) Christ. Stanley was a graduate of Charleston High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a very proud veteran.
Stanley married Mary Jane Hammond on July 22, 1952, at Brooks AFB in San Antonio, TX, they enjoyed over 65 years together, as husband and wife. He attended Dexter Baptist Church, in Wellsboro. Stanley was also a member of the American Legion Post 84, Wellsboro VFW Post 4907, and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Stanley enjoyed woodworking and took great pride in his work. He made many commemorative plaques for military and State officials. He loved to do paper tolling also known as three-dimensional decoupage, which is the art of handcrafting three-dimensional pictures from flat prints. Stanley loved camping at Ives Run, with his wife and spending time with his family. Stanley, along with his father, Waldo and brother, Clifford operated Parsells Potato Farm for several years.
In addition to his wife, Mary Jane, Stanley is survived by his daughter, Kim D. Weidler (Robert) of Loganton, PA; five grandchildren, Brad Wynn, Brian Wynn (Courtney), Jody Parsells, Tori Gushea, Jessica Luisi (Todd); six great-grandchildren, William Parsells, Ethan, Emily, Addison Gushea, E. Jaxon Wynn, Lennon Luisi.; step-sisters, Connie Bliss (Lyle), Anne Heffentreyer (Charles), Helen Altemus (Chris); sister-in-law, Mary Ann Parsells; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his son, Fay W. Parsells; brother, Clifford Parsells, sister-in-law, Betty Mae Borden; step-sisters, Marilyn Hockman and Linda Pletcher.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 23, 2018 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA from 6-8 PM. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Dexter Baptist Church, Rt. 660 Wellsboro, PA, with a visitation from 10-11 AM, prior to the service at 11:00 AM, with Pastor James Truax officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dexter Baptist Church, 1215 Rt. 660 West, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Wellsboro VFW Post 4907, 465 Kelsey St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
To share your fondest memories and sign Stanley’s guestbook, visit www.tusseymosher.com.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro.