Joy Belle Hunter Parrack, 91 years of age died July 18, 2016 at Villa St. Francis, Olathe, Kansas. Mrs. Parrack is survived by Overland Park resident grandsons Jonathan (Kelsey) and Joey Parrack; three great-grandchildren Reilly, Avery and Cheyenne; niece Patti Eng Powell (Raymond) and grandniece Samantha Powell of Hopewell, Virginia; nephew Gary Eng (Jackie) of Cooksville, Maryland; and nephews Michael and Richard Eng (Kerri) of Portland, Maine. Mrs. Parrack was pre-deceased by her husband John H. Parrack; son Joel T. Parrack; and sister Betty Hunter Eng Blanks.
Mrs. Parrack was born in Edgerton, Kansas March 24, 1925 and lived there until her family moved to Olathe in 1944. After graduation from Edgerton High School in 1943, Mrs. Parrack worked at Sunflower Ordnance Plant until 1948 when she was laid off due to post-war reductions. She then joined First National Bank (today Enterprise Bank) as a secretary retiring 53 years later as a bank officer.
A resident of Olathe for 72 years, Mrs. Parrack was known by family and friends as a great celebrator and decorator of every holiday, with Christmas being her favorite. She and her mother Libby Hastings Hunter were renowned for making Christmas candy and delivering it to the local Veteran’s Home and other charities, family and friends for over 25 years. She will be most remembered for her spunk and sparkle, which was always present in her smile and her hand decorated clothes and shoes.
Mrs. Parrack’s family will receive visitors Friday, July 22, 1:30 p.m. at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home, 105 E. Loula Street, Olathe followed by a 2:00 p.m. service celebrating Mrs. Parrack’s love of family and service to the community. Interment will be at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 West 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.