Judy Parliament, 72, of Apache Junction, Ariz., (formally Oakwood, Ill.), passed away at home Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Arizona.
The family will be hosting a celebration of Judy's life on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at Sarge's Tap Banquet Hall, 409 E. Main St., Danville.
Judy was born Aug. 12, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., to John and Leah Faye (Etchison) Terry. She graduated from Oakwood High School class of 1963 and was a dedicated worker in the automotive parts industry for car dealerships in the Danville area for many years. She also enjoyed her second career before retirement as a loss prevention officer for Priceless Foods and Walmart.
She leaves behind two children, Deana Paine (Rich) of Maricopa, Ariz., and Bill (Jenny) Parliament of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Carly (Andy) Schum, Kayce Paine, Kelly Paine, Carter Paine, Connor Paine, Kailey Parliament, Kyle Parliament, Alexis Martin and Jacob Parliament. She is also survived by one loved and dear brother, Randy Sanders of Oakwood; one loved and special lady, Jan Lyons of Apache Junction; one best friend forever, Marsha Cromwell of Fithian; one dear and special friend, Doris Dinsmore of Danville; and her sweetest and most loved dog ever (Sophie). Judy was preceded in death by her father, John Terry; step-father, Robert Sanders; two sisters, Janice Faye Terry and Bobbi Bea (Sanders) Laking; and one brother, Robert Lewis Sanders.
Judy's greatest LOVE was softball. She played it, coached it and breathed it with 100 percent enthusiasm. She helped start the Small Town Girls League in the late 70's and played ball for more than 25 years. She had a love for bowling also, was a part of various leagues, went to numerous tournaments across the country, and was inducted into the Danville Bowling Hall of Fame in 1990. Judy LOVED her St. Louis Cardinals with a passion and was a No. 1 fan. She was also an animal lover and volunteered for years at the Danville Humane Society. Last, but surely not least, she was an avid mushroom hunter until her second hip replacement kept her from climbing those hills in the woods.
Judy touched so many lives, young and old. She never met a stranger because she just made friends wherever she went. She was always quick with a joke or prank to keep everyone on their toes and did this up until the end. Judy Parliament will never be forgotten as her memories will live on and on in the hearts of family and friends forever.
Published on October 12, 2017