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LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home for Betty Virginia (Neese) Parrack, 88, Lamar, who died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, following a short illness. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Barton County Library, in care of the funeral home.


Condolences may be left online at www.danielfuneralhome.net.


Survivors include a daughter, Diane Sharits and husband Mike, Carthage; a son, Jay Parrack, Lamar; two grandsons, Ryan Long, Kansas City, Mo. and Brady Long and wife Haden, Springfield; two granddaughters, Devon Sharits, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Taylor Sharits, Springfield; two great-granddaughters, Edyn Jayne Rivas and Elliot Anderson Long, both of Springfield; three sisters, Mary Head, Springfield, Norma Jean Chapman, Oconomowoe, Wisc. and Barbara Blackwell, Springfield; a brother-in-law, Gaylord Parrack, Mobile, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Henry; four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; three nephews and a niece.


Mrs. Parrack was born Jan. 12, 1925, at Bois D’Arc, to Russell Floyd and Lucy Fae (Hinshaw) Neese. She graduated from Willard High School in 1943 and attended Draughon’s Business College. She worked at Heers in downtown Springfield in the 1940s, at Erwin’s Grocery Store, Corner Card and Gift Shop, Walters’ Studio and Sears in Lamar. She was a member of the Powdre Puff Bowling League for a number of years.


She married Norman “Johnny” Parrack on March 24, 1949, in Springfield. He died in October of 1988.


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