Beth Ehde (Stamler) Parrish (1924-2022) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 14, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky. Her bright smiles and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.
As a military bride in World War II and in her long, well-traveled life, Beth enjoyed secretarial and administrative careers at Bell Aircraft and in public and church schools. She was also an interstate semitruck driver for the U.S. Postal Service, and a member of the Wally Bynum Caravan Club – traveling across much of North America in her RV.
Beth was born June 5, 1924, to Henry and Elsie Ehde Stamler of Grand Island. Her parents preceded her in death, as did her brother, Warren Stamler of Grand Island. Also preceding in death were her husbands, Thomas Squyres of Lubbock, Texas, and Ernest Parrish of Benton, Kentucky; her son, Thomas Squyres Jr., of Garland, Texas; and daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Wojciechowski, of Murray.
Beth is survived by her son, Gerald Squyres, and his wife, Sharon, of Bonnie View, Texas; a daughter, Cynthia Squyres Price, and her husband, Marty, of Conroe, Texas; and her loving son-in-law, Arthur Wojciechowski, of Murray. She is also survived by her grandsons: Kurtis Squyres and his wife, Cindy, of Palm Desert, California; Benjamin Jordan and his wife, Shelley, of La Porte, Texas; and Michael Wojciechowski of Murray; and by her granddaughters: Leslie Steenburgen and her husband, Steve, of Colleyville, Texas; Leah Squyres and her husband, Ronnie, of Austin, Texas; and Melody Wojciechowski Carlisle and her husband, Jordan, of Murray.
In addition, Beth is survived by her stepchildren: Christie Parrish Shaver and Gail Parrish Willingham in Kentucky, as well as her nephews: Mike and David Stamler of Grand Island, Dallas Squyres of Florida, Brian Squyres of Mississippi, Drew and Paul Squyres of California, and niece Brooke Squyres of California; a host of friends far and near; great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Life will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Collier Funeral Home at 211 West 5th St., Benton, Kentucky. Call 270-527-3141.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, are encouraged to be sent to: Benton First United Methodist Church, Helping Hands, 845 US Highway 641 Spur, Benton, KY 42025; or The Foundation at Murray Calloway Co. Hospital, Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.