Rosy Parton Strother, 86, of Jupiter, Fla., died peacefully in her sleep March 11, 2017, in Palm Gardens Nursing Home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Rosy known to her friends as Shirley, was born Oct. 11, 1930, daughter of the late Larry L. and Katy Lockhart Parton, in Darling, Miss. She had four sisters and one brother.
Shirley grew up and graduated from a Catholic high school in Memphis, Tenn. She met her husband Chet Strother while he was in the U. S. Navy in Memphis. They were married Oct. 19, 1952.
She moved with her husband and children to Flatwoods in 1955 and later moved to Ashland. She was active in The Methodist Church and was a Brownie Scout Leader.
Shirley was employed at various banks and credit agencies during her career. Her hobbies included raising tropical fish, selling Sarah Coventry jewelry, making ceramic crafts and raising flowers.
After retirement they moved to Jupiter in 1986. Her favorite place to relax and reflect was the Inlet near her home, where she spent hours gathering shells and watching sunsets.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Chester E. Strother Jr.; daughters, Linda Lee Strother and Judy (Mike) Flack; her son, Paul Strother (Robin Iver); her brother-in-law, James (Linda) Strother; sister-in-law, Brenda Strother; nieces, Rebecca Aldammad, Kelli Turley, Kim Strother, Kristen Adkins, Peggy Moore and Rose Reeder; nephews, Robert Reeder Jr.; Mike Strother and Joe Strother; grandchildren, Wes Mullins, Kandria Long, Brian Flack, Lauren Thomas, Tiffany Riddle, Nicole Vargas, Samantha Gordon and Carly Iver; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Carman Funeral Home in Flatwoods is in charge of arrangements.
After the service, the family asks everyone to join them in a celebration of Ms. Strother's life from 2 to 4 p.m. at Alma's Italian Restaurant in Ashland.
Published on May 9, 2017