Stephen R. Parrish (76) of Effingham


Published on August 12 2018 11:57 am

Stephen R. Parrish, 76, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 10:19 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham. 

According to Stephen’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Services were held Sunday morning, August 12, 2018, at the Gospel Assembly Church in Effingham. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be sent in loving memory of Stephen to the Gospel Assembly Church, 810 S. 5th St., Effingham, IL 62401. Online condolences may be shared by clicking here.

Stephen was born on December 12, 1941, in Kendallville, IN, the son of Roscoe and Imogene (Ward) Parrish. 

Stephen was a faithful member of the Gospel Assembly Church and was very enthusiastic about sharing the gospel with others. He loved to fish and drive the tractor “back the lane” to get the cows at his brother’s farm. He was a very sharing and giving individual. Stephen was small in stature but a giant of a man.

Stephen is survived by his brother, Robert L. Parrish of Ocala, FL; and many nieces and nephews.