Fern Woolfolk, 94, of Parsons died at 1:05 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020, at Elmhaven East nursing home.
She was born Feb. 28, 1926, at rural Edna to Jesse Myrle Allison and Alice Lydia (Whitcomb) Allison and she grew up in that area. She graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1946.
On June 1, 1946, she and Thomas L. Woolfolk were married in Chetopa. They farmed south of Altamont until 1952, when they moved northwest of Parsons. Later they settled on a farm southwest of Parsons. Tom died on Nov. 8, 2014, and Fern moved to an apartment in Parsons.
In her adult years she was employed at Broderick Co., Meadow View Grade School, the Census Bureau, Parsons State Hospital and Training Center and Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, from where she retired.
She was a member of First Christian Church of Parsons. She enjoyed quilting and being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Surviving is a son, Roy Woolfolk and his wife, Kay, of Coffeyville; a daughter, Patricia Mason of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Ray Woolfolk; a stillborn daughter; two brothers, Wayne Allison and Marion Allison; and a sister, Louise Triebel.
A private funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church, with the Rev. Laurie Lewis officiating. The funeral will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Parsons Facebook page. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Altamont. Family and friends are welcome to stop by Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday for viewing and to sign the register.
Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church or Harry Hynes Hospice and may be left at or sent to the funeral home, Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.
Online messages may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.