Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Ione Parrott

July 18, 1922 - February 12, 2017
Holland, MI



Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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Friday, February 17, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
Central Wesleyan Church Chapel
446 West 40th Street
Holland, MI 49423


Friday, February 17, 2017
11:00 AM EST
Central Wesleyan Church Chapel
446 West 40th Street
Holland, MI 49423

Please use entrance D.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

The Gideon's International
PO Box 173
Zeeland, MI 49464

Life Story / Obituary


Ione Elizabeth Parrott, age 94, of Holland, suddenly went to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Holland Hospital.

Ione was born in Ubly, MI on July 18, 1922 to James and Maud Kneeshaw. She attended Greenville College in Illinois. Ione was a faithful supporter of her husband of 67 years, the Rev. Dr. D.A. Parrott who pastored in the Free Methodist denomination for 43 years. She was a member of Central Wesleyan Church. Ione enjoyed making specialty pies and cookies, always making sure no one left her home hungry. She enjoyed camping, reading and was a tireless servant. Her passion was spending time on her knees as a prayer warrior. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2009.

She is survived by her children: Jean and Gary Dunsford of Mt. Juliet, TN; Keith and Jan Parrott of Holland; Dale and Barb Parrott of Rives Junction, MI; grandchildren: David and Heather Dunsford, Laura and Mark Smith, Heather Stone, Andrew and JoAnn Parrott, Travis and Sara Parrott, Lindsey and Jim Rampton and Rachel Parrott; 13 great grandchildren; brother-in-law: Earl Telfer of Owosso.

A funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, February 17, 2017 at Central Wesleyan Church Chapel, 446 West 40th Street in Holland, please use entrance D. Rev. Larry Johnson and Lynnelle Pierce will be officiating. Burial will be in North Holland Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue in Holland and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to The Gideon’s International. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit