PARRISH, BARBARA KATHERINE, 78, Accounting Professor, passed away on August 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on May 26, 1939 in Wichita to Albert and Erma “Geisendorf” Rollings. Barbara received her Master’s Degree from WSU and later her Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. She started her University teaching career as an Accounting Professor at WSU and completed it at the University of Central Oklahoma. While teaching at WSU she met Ralph Parrish and they were wed at the campus chapel on November 27, 1982. She was Mensa Member and a faculty sponsor for Beta Alpha Psi Honor Organization ~ Epsilon Tau Chapter at WSU. Barbara was a crafter, Master Cookie Baker and lover of babies.
Barbara is survived by her husband Ralph; children J.R.(Steven) Giesen, Edward(Kim) Giesen, Wesley(Vickie) Parrish, Sheryl(Bob) Loveland and Lisa(Robert) Brandes; brother Albert “Bill” Rollings; grandchildren Lisa(Brian) Kilmer, Laura(Justin) Hamilton, Jennifer(Tyler) Parrish, Alex Brandes, Austin Brandes, Jacob Brandes, Canaan Giesen and Nikolai Giesen; 10 great grandchildren; her beloved dogs Lady and Paddle and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Erma and Aunt Blanche Melick.
Private family services have been held.