Sylvia Parmer Obituary

Sylvia Katherine Parmer
Sylvia Katherine Parmer

January 1, 1925 - May 10, 2019
Born in Bremer County, IA
Resided in Waverly, IA


Sylvia Katherine (Smith) Parmer, 94, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on May 10, 2019, at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly.

Sylvia was born on January 1, 1925, in Bremer County, Iowa, the daughter of Neil Houston and Anna Clara (Leitha) Smith. She attended school in Waverly and graduated from Waverly High School in 1942. She received her teachers training from Wartburg College. She taught school in the rural schools of Bremer County.
On July 10, 1948, Sylvia was united in marriage to Howard Glendon Parmer at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Waverly.

She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church, Women’s Fellowship and the Know Your Neighbor Club. Sylvia enjoyed quilting, cooking, traveling, gardening and watching the birds and squirrels. She especially enjoyed her time with her family.

Sylvia is survived by a daughter, JoAnn (Russell) Hardy of Mason City; a daughter, Nancy Huebner of Waterloo; a son, Darrel (Connie) Parmer of Charles City, and a son, Randy (Kim Blair) Parmer of Dunkirk, Maryland; eleven grandchildren, Lindsay (Jason) Cook, Landon (Amanda) Parmer and Logan Parmer; Jonathan, Jason, and Cindy Huebner; Ryan (Mandy), Kevin (Jodi) and Adam (Adria) Hardy; and Valerie and Carissa Parmer; fourteen great-grandchildren, Roman, Cadence, Jarin, Elias, Raina, Rowan, Aiden, Ella, Benjamin and Grace Hardy; Everett and Vaden Cook, Chloe Parmer, and Kylie Moore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Howard Parmer and two brothers, Neil Smith and her twin brother, Sylvester who passed away on April 23, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and also for one hour prior to services on Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to the family to be distributed to area organizations. Online condolences may be left at

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187




Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.-Waverly
218 2nd Street SE
Waverly, IA US 50677-0215
Sunday, May 19, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Heritage United Methodist Church
1201 230th Street
Waverly, IA US 50677
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:30 AM



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