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Jane Parfitt


Jane (nee Early) Parfitt, 95, of Chipley, Florida, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018. She was born in East Palestine, Ohio on December 29, 1922, to the late Esther (nee Sellers) and Paul Early.

Jane graduated from Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland in 1942 and started a long career in Nursing. She loved her work in hospitals and public health departments. Even after retirement, Jane was always helping others. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Jane met Ronald Parfitt in 1941, during Nursing School. They later married on January 5, 1945, after World War II. They were married 39 years up until Ronald's passing in March 1985.

Jane is survived by her loving daughters, Kim (John) Blythe and Ginny (Bob) Hecker; grandchildren, Dr. Joshua (Ashley) Hecker and Betsey (John) DiSanza; great-grandchildren, Penny and Owen Hecker and Gabriel DiSanza; she also has one surviving brother, Nelson Early.

Jane was preceded in death by her loving son, Lew Parfitt; husband, Ronald Parfitt; parents and her brother, Bud Early.

The funeral took place at First Untied Methodist Church in Chipley, Florida on Thursday, February 8, 2018. Final resting place will be at Houghton Lake, Michigan, next to Jane's loving husband, Ronald Parfitt.

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