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A golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands at rest
It broke our heart to see you go,
God only takes the best.
Your life was love and labor,

Your love for your family true,
You did your best for all of us,
We will always remember you.
Our lips cannot speak how we loved you,
Our hearts cannot tell what to say,
But God only knows how we miss you.

Rosalyn Joan “Rose” Parrish, age 91, of Ionia passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by her family.  The daughter of Guy & Hilda (Smith) McCoy, she was born on August 22, 1931 in Ionia County.

Rosalyn graduated in 1949 from Ionia High School.  She worked at Chrysler in Lyons MI until it closed, then retired from the American Sunroof Company in 1994.  Rose is described by many as “the best” – mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved spending time with her family, was a passionate Skip-Bo player, and was always happy when the cards were dealt in her favor.

Rose will be forever missed by her family; her beloved children, Emily and Tom Alcala, Karen and Tom Reiger, and Guy Parrish; her grandchildren, Sonny Alcala, Tammy and Buddy Cudney, Maria and Phil Sinclair, Tommy and Joël Reiger, Heather Reiger, Rebecca and Nathan Hohenstein, Ryan and Rebecca Alcala, Bryan and Tiffany Alcala; her great-grandchildren, Jadah and Medaisa Alcala, Cole and Callie Cudney, Bailey, Aiden, Evin, and Sylis Sinclair, Elizabeth Reiger, Finnigan, Gabriel, and Quinn Hohenstein, Ryann Alcala, Kaiden Galatian, Parker and Jayden Hanchett, and great-great grandchild, Keira Sinclair.  Plus many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Guy and Hilda McCoy, her siblings, William and Doris McCoy, Rita and James Weitzel, Evelyn Parrish, and her great grandson, Riley Sinclair.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. at Just Like Home(330 Fourth St., Ionia).

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  1. Al Ayotte on November 9, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    My condolences to the family..

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