Belva May Parr-Mead

Belva Parr-Mead

Belva Parr-Mead

Belva May Parr-Mead, age 94, of Adams, Wisconsin died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Easton Cemetery. Pastor Sam Downey will officiate. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.

Belva was born July 29, 1919 in Easton, Wisconsin to Curtis Hiram and Cora Edna (Wood) Neff. She graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1937. She worked for ASCS Office in Friendship from 1937-1941, then for EJ Brock & Son Candy Co. in Chicago, IL from 1941-1945. She married Willard Parr on February 9, 1946 in Chicago, IL. They farmed in Easton until 1971. They moved to Friendship, where Belva worked for a local insurance and real estate company from 1965 – 1982, and then started her own real estate office known as Belva M. Parr Realty, which later became an affiliate of Coldwell Banker. She was very active until retiring in 1994.

Belva married Samuel Mead in December of 1993 in Mesa, AZ. They made their home there in the winters and Wisconsin in the summers until his passing in 2005. She then stayed in Wisconsin near her family.

Belva was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Hiram and Cora Edna (Wood) Neff; brothers: Donald, Ronald and two infant brothers; husband, Willard Parr (1977); and second husband, Samuel Mead (2005).

Survivors include her sons: Willard (Dolly) Parr, Edwin Parr, James (Elia) Parr, John Parr; daughter, JoAnn (Dave Dehmlow) Reichhoff; grandchildren: Jennifer (Max) Parr-Murphy, Melissa Parr, Demi Parr, Todd (Nicki) Parr, Shannel Parr, Jason Reichhoff, Nikki (Hans) Thiel, Will (Cassie) Parr, and Andy Parr; great-grandchildren: Ian Murphy, Kaylee Reichhoff, Dylan Parr, Harley Parr, Brando Parr, Louie Ella Parr; step-son, Chuck (Alice) Parr; step-daughter, Dee Davis; step-sons: Jack (Dalia) Mead and Richard Mead. Belva is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and complete obituary information.

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  1. Jackie Marti says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Belva. She was a wonderful lady. My prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

  2. Judy & Barrel says:

    So very sorry to hear this sad news. I loved working with her all those years ago, and then recently, to see her so often at Liberty Manor, playing cards, buzzing into dads room with Beulah to visit, looking at pictures, reminiscing…….I have so many fond memories. She is truly going to be missed.

  3. Ginny Newsom Batie says:

    Sending prayers to the Parr and Mead families. Belva was a wonderful lady who had a warm smile and contagious laugh. I have thought of her often through the years. May the precious memories you hold near your heart help with the healing of her passing.

  4. Jackie Myers says:

    Bill and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Dennis L. Bubla says:

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. God Bless you.

  6. Cathi & Mike Harmeyer says:

    To Belva’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief.

  7. Ron and Velna Waite says:

    What a Great Lady and Friend. Our sincere condolences. May God Bless.

  8. Lori Ward says:

    To Belva’s Family, So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will missed by many.

  9. Loyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    To all the Parr family, so sorry for your loss. You were lucky to have her for so long…

  10. Julie & Bob Goodhue says:

    We are sorry to hear that Belva passed away. May happy memories of time spent together with her help you through this sad time.

  11. Gordon & Mary Lee Klaus says:

    To all the Parr family….Belva was one of the sweetest, kindest, and thoughtful people we have ever known. Her bright smile
    and many jokes made everyone love her. Our prayers are with all of you and she will be missed by all who knew her. She
    was a bright spot in our lives. Heaven is rocking now!

  12. Lloyd Waller says:

    My sincere condolences to the Belva Parr-Mead family..It was always a pleasure to have your Mom come in to get her hair done. We’d always have a nice conversations & visits and laughs & jokes along the way, of course! Truly a great lady leaving a great legacy–cherish the memories.

  13. Gordon and Marie Whitemarsh says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss, Belva was a great lady,hard working,honest and one of a kind, our thoughts and prayers to her family.

  14. Romie and Shirley Theisen and family says:

    Heaven will be full of fun with Belva there. We remember her fondly. Sincerest condolences to all the family. Rejoice in all the great memories.

  15. Jodi Helgeson & Jim Grabarski says:

    We are sorry to hear of Belva’s passing. All of those wonderful Easton memories. Our sympathy is with you all.

  16. Carol Schanke & Terry Schaetzka says:

    Our sympathy to all of you. Thoughts and prayers.

  17. Margaret Myers says:

    Pete misses her daily visits at LM when she would buzz in on her scooter and and they talked about the old days, looked at pictures, told stories of their school days and old cars. She always had a smile and a joke and enjoyed seeing his kids and dog and visiting with them. Our condolences to the Parr Family, your Mom was a special lady.

  18. Carol & Ron Johnson says:

    To Bill and Joann,
    What a classy Lady. You both went above and beyond to take care of your mother. You both are to commended for this. Heaven will never be the same with her there and all of her jokes and good times she had on this earth. Our deepest sympathy but millions of memories that encompass her lifetime shall always put a smile on your faces. Rest in Peace Dear Lady.

  19. Michelle and Erik Jorgensen says:

    Our prayers are with you and the entire family.

  20. June Hesler says:

    To The Parr Families: You all have my deepest sympathy on your loss. She will be missed by so many of us as a friend and fellow Realtor.

  21. danielle warren says:

    Im gonna miss her she made my nights at work fun!

  22. Jane and Dave Grabarski says:

    Bill, Ed, Jim, JoAnn, John and families – our sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother, Grandmother and Great-grandmother. Keep those special memories close to your hearts always. We especially liked the many memories we have of 4th of July’s we spent together as families for many decades! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. Jill Helgeson says:

    I will miss her smile. Belva sure knew how to enjoy life! Always had a story or joke that would make anyone laugh! I will miss her.

  24. Mike Brogan says:

    My condolences to the Parr family.

  25. Sarah Sather Ottosen says:

    When I remember Belva I automatically smile, She had energy, a ready smile, a fun loving heart, and a sharp mind. I am very fortunate to have known and worked with her. My sympathy to Bill, Eddie, Jim, John and JoAnn, she certainly was a treasure.

  26. Sam & Marilyn Baggs says:

    To Belva’s families; Always a smile, kind and sweet conversation, that’s how we remember her. We will
    all miss her. Blessings to you all.

  27. Larry & Evelyn Johnston(York) says:

    Bill, Eddie, Jim , John & JoAnn, and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Belva had a love or enjoying life, and living it. Always had a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. She sure loved to have fun. Sending prayers and comfort to all. R.I.P. Belva.

  28. Len Suhr says:

    to the Parr family; Belva was a classic to be remembered. We enjoyed dancing together in the old days.

  29. Len Suhr says:

    To the Parr family; Belva was a classic to be remembered. We enjoyed dancing together in the old days.

  30. Valerie mecklenburg says:

    Sorry for your loss. Bela was always one of my favorite people. She will be missed by many..

  31. Allen Baumgartner & Family says:

    Bill and family, Sorry to hear of your moms passing , Our prayers are with You.

  32. Mike & Sue Moran says:

    Bill, Eddie, JoAnn, Jim, & John,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We have very fond memories of the time we spend on your farm.
    Our prayers are with you & your families.
    Mike & Sue Moran

  33. Dody & Lawrence says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  34. Bev Ward says:

    Belva’s Family – My Sympathy to all. She was a great person and always fun to be around.

  35. Aletta & Bob Grabarski says:

    To the Parr’s, our sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Our families have had a long history and a good history. My dad used to talk about him and Casey giving Belva rides to high school, so be the long history starting early in life. May our family friend rest in peace.

  36. Allan klaus says:

    To all of the Parr family
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great Lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

  37. Dennis and Judy Allen says:

    To All of the Parr family, Our sympathy to all of you. We have many fond memories from back on the Easton farm as neighbors, to having lifelong relationships with all of her children, and visiting with Belva at Liberty Manor as of late. She always had time to talk and reminisce and always had a smile. She certainly was a lady that accomplished big things in a time when it was not easy, Belva had aheart of gold and the charm to make everyone feel her caring ways. Let the great memories help you through this difficult time, God knows there are many of them, and most will result in a smile. Friends, Dennis and Judy

  38. Loren Lecy and Peg Henriken says:

    so sorry on the loss of your Mom. May God, family and friends comfort you

  39. Melba says:

    There are few that could compare to Belva. My heart felt condolences to the family.

  40. Pat Pietrzak says:

    My sympathy to the Parr family.

  41. Necole Mills says:

    I enjoyed playing pool with Belva on The VFW women’s team. We have loads of fun and will miss her dearly. She was an awesome woman. You and you family will be in my prayers.

  42. Kori Nawrot(moran) says:

    Joann and family so sorry for your loss.

  43. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    JoAnn Sorry to hear about your Mom. Our prayers are with you and your family.