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Elizabeth Jane Parnell

December 9, 1939 August 8, 2019
Elizabeth Jane Parnell
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Obituary for Elizabeth Jane Parnell

MADISON-Elizabeth Jane Parnell, age 79, of Madison, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on Dec. 9, 1939, in Madison, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Parr) Probelsky. Elizabeth graduated from Madison East High School in 1957. She married James Parnell on Oct. 11, 1958, in Madison.

Elizabeth worked as a clerk at WPS for many years. She was a master at the accordion and skilled in crocheting. Elizabeth had a green thumb and loved to garden and take care of her flowers. She was a dog person, and especially loved her cocker spaniels; she once had four at a time. Elizabeth loved to bake and was famous for her chocolate éclairs. She was a doting grandmother and loved to spend time with her seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Michael Parnell, Mark (Alice) Parnell and Diana (Dave) Quam; eight grandchildren, Tyler (Mary) Parnell, Ashli (Mikey) Johnson, Thomas (Nicki) Quam, Luke (Chelsey) Davies, Cody (Brooke) Parnell, Kymber (Jevon) Parnell, Faith Quam and Trevor Neuhaus; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents; and brother, Robert Probelsky.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, with Father Michael Radowicz presiding. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family to be designated at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive
(608) 221-5420


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Visitation

Wednesday

14

Aug

10:00 AM 8/14/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Parish

2450 Atwood Ave.
Madison , WI 53704

St. Bernard Parish
2450 Atwood Ave. Madison 53704 WI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday

14

Aug

11:00 AM 8/14/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Bernard Parish

2450 Atwood Ave.
Madison , WI 53704

St. Bernard Parish
2450 Atwood Ave. Madison 53704 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

3054 County Road Bb
Madison, WI

3054 County Road Bb Madison WI
United States

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