Dorothy Lee (Dottie) Parrish

  • Died: August 27, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Pine Valley

1320 East Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dorothy Lee "Dottie" Parrish, 92, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Lutheran Life Villages in Fort Wayne. She was born in Montgomery County, North Carolina to the late George B. and Carrie (Tysinger) Coggin. She married Arthur T. Parrish on December 21, 1945 in Troy, NC and he preceded her in death. Dottie enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crafts of any kind. She and Arthur were members of Albion Methodist Church and were leaders at 4-H camp. Surviving are her children, Timothy A. (Susan) Parrish, Cynthia K. Miller, Sandra M. (Paul) Knapp, and Theodore L. (Michelle) Parrish; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. All services are private. Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Wayne Heart to Heart Hospice. To sign the online guestbook please visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dottie was my very first babysitter. I wasnt old enough to go to school yet. We lived in the same neighborhood, until my dads job required him to relocate. Dottie had bought me a pink teddy bear. I still have that teddy bear, and hold it near and dear to my heart. I remember her being such a beautiful, soft spoken lady. Someone I will also hold near and dear to my heart.

Posted by Terry Joy (jurgess) - Harbor Beach, MI   November 24, 2019

My dearest childhood friend was Cindy Parrish. I am so sorry for your loss, Cindy. Tuesday evening for no apparent reason, I thought of you. Perhaps your mother met my parents in heaven at that time! At least I like to think so. I would love to get back in contact with you.. Love, Kathy Doyle McClain

Posted by Kathy McClain - Auburn, IN - Family Friend   August 29, 2019

Oh my sweet friend ❤ So glad I was part of your life, and especially in your last days. You always had such nice things to say to me, I will never forget them. Glad I helped you feel safe while I took care of you. Now it's time for you to rest, I love you, you would always answer love you too, and I knew you did

Posted by Jill Hartman - Fort Waynd, IN   August 29, 2019

Dottie will be greatly missed within Lutheran Life Villages. She was loved and cherished by all who she came in contact with. She will never be forgotten and loved always. Thank to her family for sharing an amazing woman who taught us new things.
She is now a beautiful butterfly in an amazing garden...

Posted by Christina Stringer - Fort Wayne, IN   August 28, 2019

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