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Olin E. Parish
Olin E. ParishChain SawOlin E. Parish, 100, of Richwood, died peacefully early Wednesday morning August 8, 2018 at the Memorial Gables, Olin achieved his goal of reaching 100 on June 28, 2018.

He was born in Jackson Township to the late Clarence Anson and Lenna Rae (Watkins) Parish, he was also preceded in death by his wife Anna Lucille (Ransome), they were married January 28, 1940 at the Richwood First Baptist Church parsonage and she died January 31, 2008, also preceding him in death were five brothers and 2 sisters.

Olin was a 1936 graduate of the Richwood High School. He was a lifelong farmer, he loved the farm life, on most days, even late into his nineties, he could be seen driving from Richwood up to the farm in Essex, maybe to cut some wood or just to make sure things were ok.

Olin was a member of the Rush Creek (Essex) United Methodist Church, he was a 70-year member of the Essex K of P and former Jackson Township Trustee and Clerk.
A true family man he loved spending time with family, Christmas time was one of his and Annie’s favorite times of the year. Family fishing trips to his sister’s cabin in Minnesota were always a favorite for Olin.

Olin will be remembered for his ornery spirit and loving personality.

Surviving are his children: Judy (Ink) Monroe, Richwood, Bill (Beth) Parish, Richwood, Joyce (Terry) Christy, Covington
9 grandchildren - Jim (Rita) Monroe, Tim (Tracy)Monroe, Tami (Bill) Holloway; Carmen (Eric) Shields, Barbara Parish, Jeff (Mandy)Parish, John (Michelle)Parish, Jill (Lee)Arent, Keith (Lauri)Christy
23 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren

Funeral services will be held Monday August 13, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Josh Freshour will officiate, burial will follow in the Price Cemetery, Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Rush Creek United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 115, Richwood, OH  43344 or Loving Care Hospice, PO Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040.

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#1 from: Jodie Erwin
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Sorry for ur loss

#2 from: Doug Beeney
Genoa wv
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Prayers to the Parish family a great man will be sadly missed

#3 from: The Waterwash Family
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:21 PM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  A wonderful life lived and enjoyed.

#4 from: Cindy Oberdier
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:24 PM

My deepest sympathies to the entire family.

#5 from: johna nibert
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:24 PM

So sorry to hear the loss of your Father,Grandfather . You have my sympathy      
           Johna Nibert      

#6 from: Debbie Hensley
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 3:25 PM

This makes me very sad. Such a sweet man. All of my prayers go to the family. I know he will be sorely missed.

#7 from: Pam and Dave Oman
North Carolina
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:02 PM

What a fabulous journey he had. 100 years on this planet and able right to the end. Let your memories wrap you in their warm embrace.

#8 from: Joe and Dawn Howald
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Sorry for your loss, but boy did he have an amazing life... All the stories he had.

#9 from: Rodney Travis
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:10 PM

So sorry to hear of Olins passing..What an Honor to have known him.. Prayers for your Family.

#10 from: Tod & Wanda Dresback
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:19 PM

Wanda, Bethany, and I send our condolences and prayers for all of Olin's family.

#11 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:51 PM

To the family and friends of Olin Parish,  What a wonderful man who just turned 100 years old.  May God wrap His loving arms around each and everyone who loved Olin so very much and give you comfort, peace, love, and understanding!  May God bless each and every one of you!  

#12 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 4:57 PM

We send our deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Olin.
What an amazing life.
He certainly will be missed by so many.
Prayers for you all.

#13 from: Gail DeGood-Guy  & Tom Guy
Richwood, ohio
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:06 PM

To Olin's family.   We are so very sorry for your loss.  He will be missed by you all and his fellow centenarians.  His life was full and he lived it as such to the very end.  God love him.    

#14 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:18 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Will miss seeing his red truck going down Ottawa Street.  He always waved at us when we were walking.  Prayers for all💕

#15 from: Jim&Lynn Hall
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:24 PM

A fine man loved by his family and community, happy to have known him, our prayers with all his family and friends. Jim and Lynn Hall.

#16 from: Judy Penix
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:34 PM

So Sorry for your loss. Will keep your entire family in my Thoughts and Prayers.

#17 from: Karen and Ken Milburn
Big Island Ohik
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 5:49 PM

Memories are Priceless of Olin...such an Ornery Gentle Soul! It's almost hard to feel Sad, when you have lived such an Amazing 100 yrs.But when you Love a Family Member it is..Hold on too those Many,Many Memories!He will be Greatly Missed!

#18 from: Rick and Joyce Green
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:10 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family. He will be greatly missed.

#19 from: Pat Kyle Beatley
Russell's Point
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:15 PM

What a wonderful life Olin has enjoyed and wonderful memories he has created for his family.  He will be missed by so many.  Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

#20 from: Dan and Karen Converse
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:33 PM

Sorry for your loss,Olin was a special person and will be deeply missed.

#21 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Olin's Family,
So sorry to hear of Olin's passing. He was a great guy with so many friends and wonderful family.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and Bless you all!

#22 from: Gene & Ruthellen Jenkins
Landon Rd.
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

So sorry to hear of your Grandfather's passing, Tim.  Prayers are with the family.

#23 from: Claude & SanDee Tidd
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:10 PM

What a wonderful gentleman to know! So many interesting stories to tell! So happy he made it to his goal of 100! Love & prayers to the entire family so special !

#24 from: Judy Baker
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:53 PM

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all

#25 from: Shari Smith
West Mansfield
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM

My deepest condolences .   May you all feel God’s loving arms around you during this time and throughout the days ahead.   Keeping you in prayer 🙏🏻

#26 from: Mike and Sue Jordan
215 Kenmore Ave. Marion
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Sending our love and prayers to your whole family.....he was one special dad and grandpa....love you all.

#27 from: Bobb Swihart
Indian lake Ohio
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Prayers sorry for your loss

#28 from: Chris & Becky Ransome
Pawleys Island
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 6:30 AM

I'll never forget uncle Oly's contagious smile.
Our prayers are with you all.

#29 from: Ivan & Sue (Dilsaver) Foreman
Petersburg, Mi
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.  Your family is in our prayers. Hugs, Ivan & Sue

#30 from: carol lookabaugh-pitts
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

#31 from: Linda Raupp
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 8:25 PM

I’m very sorry for your loss. Olin was a special person. He was a joy to work with. I enjoyed stories and memories he shared. I will miss him very much. God bless all and thanks for the chance I had to get to know him.

#32 from: Valerie Salter Ramey
Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 8:50 PM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

#33 from: carolyn henderson
Green Camp township
Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:57 AM

It was an honor to know Mr Olin Parish

#34 from: Robert Davis
Boulder, CO
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:45 PM

I got to know Olin about nine years ago when I become interested in the story of his sister Fern and her husband's fishing camp at Hoist Bay in Minnesota in what is now Voyageurs National Park. Olin was generous in sharing his memories and letting my copy his photos. His stories and photos are now part of the historic files at the Park headquarters. The Hoist Bay camp is now in the register of National Historic Sites and is being restored by the Park Service. The story I like best is how Olin and his brother surprised Fern and Ted by showing up in 1938 when the Munsons were just getting started with their building projects. The boys had to tramp along an abandoned rail line through the bust to get to reach the camp. They immediately pitched in to help with the construction. Olin was an authentic person. I admired his continued activity in wood cutting in his woods on through his nineties. I am entering my nineties and still enjoy woodcutting. I hope I can keep up with Olin's pace. I am fortunate I got to know him.

#35 from: Robert Davis
Boulder, CO
Sun, Aug 12, 2018 at 8:53 PM

I meant to say that Olin and his brothers showed up at the Munsons camp and not just a brother. Olin also shared pictures with me of a cross country auto trip he took with two high school classmates shortly after they graduated. Those are precious pictures that I hope will not be lost.

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