Mary Ester Parsons, 75, Whitewood, died Dec. 20, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were Dec. 28 at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis. Burial followed at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
Mary was born April 18, 1938, at Gettysburg, SD to Harold G. and Emma R. (Udahl) Parsons. Mary graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1956 and St. Mary’s school of practical nursing in 1957.
She married Gale W. Parsons on March 15, 1958.
Mary worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, the Chamberlain Hospital, and the Ft. Meade VA Hospital.
Survivors include her sons Michael Parsons, Box Elder, Colin (Darla) Parsons, Whitewood; daughters, Michelle Parsons Busby (James) Roe, Beatrice, NE, Colleen Tassler, Beulah, WY; sister, Betty (Donnie) Berger, Whitewood; also 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and three grandchildren.
Kinkade Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.