Anna Fay (West) Parrott passed away on Aug. 30, 2015, at the age of 92.

Anna Fay (West) Parrott passed away on Aug. 30, 2015, at the age of 92.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, at the First United Methodist Church of Chandler under the direction of Lehman Funeral Home in Wellston.

Interment services will follow at the Carney Cemetery.

Anna Fay West was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Perkins, Oklahoma, to Alma Chase West and Franklin Marion West. She grew up on the West farm southwest of Carney.

Anna Fay attended school in Carney, graduating from high school in 1940. She was active in 4-H for nine years, and in 1939, won a Santa Fe trip to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago with her 4-H Poultry project. After high school, Anna Fay commuted to Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater for three semesters. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she left college to join the work force.

Anna Fay and Roger D. Parrott were married at the Methodist parsonage in Shawnee on June 1, 1944, while Roger was on leave from the Navy. Anna Fay continued to live in an apartment in Chandler and work as a stenographer until the end of the war.

When Roger returned from the Navy, the couple established a home in Chandler. In December of 1948, they bought a farm west of Chandler and moved to the house that would be their home for 67 years. There they raised four children: Kenneth DeWayne, Mary Alma, Carl David, and Katharine Ann.

The family was active in the First United Methodist Church of Chandler. Anna Fay was active in the Women’s Society of Christian Service and the Star Valley Home Demonstration Club before going back to work. She was also very active in her children’s activities, including serving as a 4-H leader, Camp Fire Girls leader, and a camp counselor for several years. Both parents helped with Boy Scouts and served as class sponsors and M.Y.F. sponsors. Both were also continuously active in the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary, Matheny-Burt Post #64, which was re-named the Matheny-Burt-Parrott Post following Roger’s death.

Anna Fay went to work full-time at the Lincoln County Court Clerk’s office in 1963, serving as first deputy for many years. She continued there until the end of 1985, when she retired after 22 years of service. Anna Fay was also very active in the Democratic Party, serving as county secretary for 20 years.

Following Mary’s attendance at Oklahoma Girls State, Anna Fay became active in the Girls State program, volunteering on the staff for the next 18 years, including two years as Girls State Director. She served in all of the American Legion Auxiliary offices on the local, district, and state levels and was the Department President for Oklahoma from 1986-87. All six of her granddaughters were also delegates to Oklahoma Girls State.

Anna Fay trained as a parliamentarian in 1978, becoming a National Parliamentarian. She served as Parliamentarian for the Oklahoma Federation of Democrat Women. She was also a member of Chapter AN, P.E.O, serving in many offices. Additionally, Anna Fay was a member of the World War I Auxiliary, Eight and Forty, and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

Anna Fay and Roger continued to farm, raise a large garden, and travel on behalf of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary following retirement. Throughout her life, Anna Fay took great pride in nurturing and instilling a sense of citizenship and patriotism in her family.

Preceding her in death were her spouse of nearly 70 years, Roger D. Parrott of the home; her parents, Frank and Alma West of Chandler; a brother, Tommie West, who was killed in World War II; her sister, Lois Gene Booth of Ketchum; and brothers-in-law, Robert (Bob) Booth of Ketchum; Wesley Werth of Wichita, Kansas; and Eldredge Manning of Grand Prairie, Texas.

She is survived by her sister, Roberta Werth of Wichita, Kansas; sister-in-law, Doris Jean Manning of Grand Prairie, Texas; as well as her children, their spouses, grandchildren and their spouses, and great-grandchildren: Dr. Kenneth D. and Joanne (Alexander) Parrott of Stillwater; and their children, Rachel Parrott of Aline, Oklahoma; and Joelle Parrott and spouse, Andrew Stein of Melbourne, Australia; Mary and Dr. Glenn Selk of Stillwater; and their daughter, Katharine (Katy) Wilson and spouse Alex, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Carl and Deborah (Ditzler) Parrott of Edmond, Oklahoma; Ann and David Sitton of Chandler; and their daughters and families, Julie and Steve Puls of Cushing and son, Hunter; Robin and Dr. Jason Crouch, and their daughters, Tatum and Chloe Fay of Chandler; and Heather and Clint Dietz and their sons, Landon and Keaton of Chandler.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Chandler American Legion Post #64 in honor of Anna Fay Parrott.