Lou Etta "Pete" Parr
November 13, 1928 - May 18, 2021
Overland Park, Kansas - Lou Etta "Pete" Parr, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021. She was 92. Lou Etta was born Nov. 13,1928, to Earl and Anna Tarvin of Marysville, KS.
As one of 16 children, she left home at 13 to live with her sister's family in Kansas City. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1946 and in 1948 married Alvin "Bud" Parr. Lou Etta worked briefly at a bowling alley where she set up pins, at the telephone company, and then spent 39 years at KCP&L before retiring.
She left this world a better place because of her caring spirit, incredible work
ethic, and vivacious personality. Lou Etta was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 61 years, 15 siblings, grandson Markus Harrison, and many other loved ones. She is survived by her daughters, Terry Waits; Joyce Ward (Ted); Vicki Peck (David); and Donna Harrison; 7 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Carson-Speaks Chapel at 1502 W. Lexington Ave. in
Independence from 10-11am on Tues, May 25th. Following will be a memorial at 11am and interment to follow at Mt. Washington Cemetery. Our family is grateful to the staff at Care Haven Homes and Ascend Hospice for their compassionate and professional care and to the many friends and relatives for their kind words and prayers. Donations suggested to Shriners Hospital 2900 No. Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, PL 33607. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com
(Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)
Published by Kansas City Star on May 23, 2021.