Ancel Eugene “Gene” Parman

Ancel Eugene Parman of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away on the morning of July 19, 2022.

While known to many as Eugene, to most people he was known as Gene.  Born April 17, 1930 near Excelsior Springs to Ivan and Anna (Vassmer) Parman, he graduated from ESHS in 1948.  There he met Claudene, his beloved wife of 64 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudene, his parents and son, Stephen E. Parman.

He is survived by son, Randall D. Parman and wife Billie of Excelsior Springs; grandchildren, Rebekah and TJ Buckley, Craig VanNatta and wife Amanda, Keith VanNatta and wife Melissa,  Miriam and AJ Rutt, Benjamin Parman, Daniel Parman and wife Nellie, Cara Parman, Andrea and Ned Myer, and Kristen Parman.  He is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren.

With the exception of a few years in St. Joseph, MO, he lived in the Excelsior Springs and Orrick, MO area.  He was a member of Orrick Christian Church, past master of Angerona Lodge AF&Am #193,  past patron Missouri City Chapter 444 OES, chapter council, commander.  He was also a member of Ararat Shrine, Clyde Guston Post # 236 American Legion and Excelsior Springs Quarterback Club.

In 1992 he retired after 30 years with the Missouri Division of Employment Security.  His last position was as manager of the Lexington, MO, office.  He proudly served his country, retiring in 1988, after 38 years of service in the U.S. Navy Seabees.

He was active up to the time of his passing.  He and Claudene loved to travel.  Destinations included Australia, Canada, Mexico and all 50 United States.  Where ever he went, he made new friends.

He was always proud of family, friends and country.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Orrick Christian Church in Orrick, MO, with a service at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Masonic Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, MO.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Orrick Christian Church, 401 E. South Front St., Orrick, MO 64077.

Service arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

A delightful gentleman  along with his lovely wife.
Befriended the Parmans on a visit to RI over twenty years ago and remained in touch. It was a small world story, having gone to MVC in Marshall.
Gene and I enjoyed spirited “discussions” about the Chiefs  and the Patriots over the years but he always came up short when it came to SB trophies!
God love you, Gene, and RIP.
Dave and Bonnie Reilly
Middletown, RI
PS Hi to Claudene for us behind the pearlie gates!