A service was held at First United Methodist Church in Chipley, FL, Feb. 8, with Dr. Trish Bruner officiating. Final resting place will be at Houghton Lake, next to her late husband, Ronald Parfitt. She was born in East Palestine, OH, Dec. 29, 1922, to the late Paul and Esther (Sellers) Early. She met Ronald Parfitt in 1941, during nursing school. They later married Jan. 5, 1945, after World War II. They were married 39 years, until her husband's death in March, 1985.