Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ashland Church of Christ
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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
1:00 PM
Ashland Church of Christ
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Ashland Cemetery
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Tamera "Tammy" Sue Parsons

Ashland - Tamera "Tammy" Sue Parsons, age 60, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born June 3, 1958 in Mansfield, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy (Shafer) Smith. Tammy had been a resident of Ashland all of her life. She was a 1976 graduate of Ashland High School, where she was known to many as athlete of the year, participating in Tennis, Softball and Basketball. Tammy was employed with J.C. Penny's where she worked in Human Resources for the past 8 years; previously she worked for Wil Research Laboratories in Quality Assurance for several years. She was a member of the Ashland Church of Christ. She had been a Den Mother for Cub Scouts for 7 years while her children were active, and had volunteered for Hospice of North Central Ohio. She loved her family greatly, she enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with her many friends. She also enjoyed traveling; she had been to 49 states and most recently to the Dominican Republic.

On June 1, 2002 Tammy married Leonard Parsons who survives. Also surviving are her mother, Dorothy Smith of Mansfield; sons, Steve (Beth) Carpenter of Ashland and Mike (Jennifer) Carpenter of Ashland; stepsons, Ian (Jihye) Parsons of Japan, Jordan (Kaitlin) Parsons of Ashland, and Luke Parsons of Ashland; grandchildren, Gavin, Alexis, Jade, and Spencer Carpenter, Mylo, Liam, Julia, and Finn Carpenter, Hayden Parsons, Pollux Markley and Oliver Parsons; sister, Peach (Mick) Retting of Mansfield; brother in-law, Ken (Lauren) Parsons of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; along with her many dear friends and coworkers. Tammy was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth in 2016.

Funeral services will be held at the Ashland Church of Christ on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Tim Nowlin officiating. Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the church from 11:00 A.M. till service time. Heyl Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Published in the News Journal on Jan. 14, 2019
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