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Erman Parrish McClaskey

November 4, 1916 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 101)

Erman Parrish McClaskey, 101, of Bardstown, passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at Windsor Gardens.  She was born November 4, 1916 in Boston, KY to the late Thomas Foster Parrish and Lillie Weller Parrish.


Erman graduated from the Boston High School and Bryan-Stratton School of Business in Louisville.  She was employed by the Nelson County A.S.C. Office.  While stationed with her husband at Fort Stewart, Georgia during World War II, she worked in the offices of Henry Ford’s plantation.  She also worked for a time as secretary at Boston Elementary School.


Erman was an accomplished seamstress, quilter, and enjoyed ceramics at the Boston Community Center with lifelong friends.  The Community Center she supported and felt was vital to the children and people of Boston.  Erman was a member and deaconess of Boston Christian Church.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, Booker McClaskey; son and daughter-in-law, Stewart and Ella Mae McClaskey; brother, Thomas Weller Parrish; and nephew, John H. Geoghegan III.


She is survived by her son, Allen (Linda) McClaskey of Florence; two daughters, Marcia (Minor) Harmon, and Jane (John) Swarts both of Bardstown; seven grandchildren, Wayne McClaskey and Daniel McClaskey of Boston, Christian Swarts, Leslie (Chris) Girdley, Sarah (Blake) Gies all of Bardstown, Allen (Cortney) Harmon of Lebanon, and Laura Swarts of Louisville; and great-grandchildren, Chase, Cole, and Gunner Girdley, Aydan McClaskey, Henley Harmon, Baby Gies, who is arriving any day; and sister, Fern Geoghegan of Boston.


Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Highview Cemetery in Chaplin.  Rev. John Powell will officiate.  Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm Tuesday January 16 and 9 to 11 am Wednesday January 17 at Barlow Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or donor’s favorite charity.

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