Judy Gerhards, 82, a native of Regensburg, Germany, who has lived in Neosho since August 2008, died at 7:35 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2012, at NHC Healthcare in Neosho.
She was born on March 27, 1930, in Regensburg, Germany, to Katharina Maria Feil-Roider and Georg Roider, who have both preceded her in death. Judy was married for 24 years to Jack B. Parsley, who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
They moved both internationally and nationally while raising five daughters. She was a lead cook for the cafeteria and the patients at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, for 10 years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was always there to help her children whenever needed.
She lived most of her life for her five girls more than she did for herself. We will all miss her deeply.
Her surviving daughters are Peggy (Billy) Davis of Vidor, Texas, Patty (Billy) Hooper of Purcell, Okla., Suzi (Charlie) Barney of Vidor, Texas, Barbara (Wayne) Wallace of Diamond, and Angie (Bill) Eubanks of Stella.
She is also survived by 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews residing in Germany, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Judy has two surviving brothers and two sisters, all in Germany: Armin (Gertrude) Gerhards of Dinslaken, Gina (Hans) Tont of Trier, Siegfried (Uschi) Gerhards of Trier, and Marie-Luise (Dieter) Fusswinkle of Trier.
As requested by our mother, services are to remain private. Forever and always she shall remain in our hearts.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com