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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:25 pm

Erma Josephine Parsons, 86, of Arkansas City, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Presbyterian Manor.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home.

Pastor Babe Standerfer will officiate.

Interment will follow at Maple City Cemetery.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Erma was born Jan. 1, 1926, to Dawson E. and Bessie F. (Foster) Donaldson in Maple City.

She was reared and educated in Maple City.

On Oct. 10, 1942, she married Wasco Pappan. The couple made their home in Maple City, Silverdale, then Arkansas City. Wasco preceded her in death in 1974.

Erma later married Raymond Parsons on May 13, 1977, in Arkansas City, where the couple made their home.

Raymond preceded her in death in 2002.

Erma worked as a dietician and nutritionist for Winfield State Hospital until she retired in 1988, after 30 years of service.

Erma enjoyed crocheting, crafting and,

ost of all, spending time with her family. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Jack Pappan, and wife, Sue, and Don Pappan, and wife, Sherry, all of Wichita; daughter, Jeanette Massman, of Lacey, Wash.; sister, Mae McClaskey, of Newkirk; brother, Earl Donaldson, and wife, Marlene, of Russell; son-in-law, Mike Loney, of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Jodie Wall, Shawna Perry, Dawn Smith, Shelly Lewis, Chris Loney, Paul Pappan, Betsy Robinson, James Pappan, Tiffany Foust, Sue Ann Weible and Kyle Massman; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother, Archie Donaldson; and daughter, Nina Loney.

Memorials have been established for Trinity Baptist Church and Cowley County Humane Society.

Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City.

Online condolences may be made at

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