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Obituary for Barbara Lee Parsons (Kettle)

Barbara Lee (Bobbie) Parsons, was born March 19, 1947 in Holdenville, Oklahoma, and entered into God’s kingdom April 5, 2023 in West Bend, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Mother and Father, as well as her brother.

She was born to Marie Pauline (Autry) Kettle-Everett and Glenn Kettle. She lived in Weleetka, Oklahoma with her grandparents Gillum and Julia Marie (Foster) Autry, aka NaNa-Re and PoPo, and her brother Glenn Edward (Eddie) Kettle, and later her Step Father, Archie Everett. She had a wonderful childhood growing up with her family, attending Weleetka Schools, graduated in 1965, and went on to attend college at Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts (OCLA) in Chickasha, Oklahoma, where she met her husband of 27 years, Robert (Bob) Parsons, who was in the United States Army. During their marriage, she traveled and lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she welcomed her son, Jonathan Robert Parsons, and moved back to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma same year. In 1972, moved to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, when in 1973, welcomed daughter, Renee’ Marie (Parsons) Herbst. In 1975, the Parsons’ moved back to Ft. Sill until 1988, in which time, Bob, Bobbie and Renee’ moved to Baumholder, Germany until July 1992. She enjoyed her travels, as that while living over seas, she traveled all over Europe. The Black Forrest, Holland, Austria, Bavaria, Paris and Yugoslavia are just a few of her travels.

In 1993, she moved to Ft. Irwin California to live with her daughter and her daughters first husband, Michael Miller, temporally, to welcome her first grandchild, Molly Marie (Miller) Freiberg, and in 1997, she moved to West Bend, Wisconsin, when in 1998, welcomed her first grandson, Alexander Leo Miller. In February 1999, she welcomed her second grandson, Nathanael Robert Parsons, and in 2002, her third grandson, Noah Kwade Parsons. She once again lived in Weleetka, Oklahoma until moving to Bentonville, Arkansas, where her son and his wife, Billie Parsons, lived with their sons, to be closer to family.

Bobbie very much enjoyed church and church activities as well as touching people’s lives by encouraging, helping and sharing God’s love and His word to everyone. For a “Jack of all trades,” she remembered her roots in the soil of God’s love, that she learned from a very young age from her Grandparents and her Mom, that she passed the knowledge of God’s wonderous love onto her children, nieces Dena Lynn (Kettle) Cathey and Devin Allisha (Kettle) Tracey, nephews David Glenn Kettle and Derek Edward Kettle.

She lived as she loved… with ALL of her heart! She moved back to West Bend, Wisconsin in 2021 by her daughter Renee’ and her husband Joseph Herbst to be with her great-granddaughters Layla Marie Freiberg and Lily Faye Freiberg, and her expected twin great-grandbabies, who have said of her that “MeMaw has been promoted to their Guardian Angel” now.

Bobbie/Moma/MeMaw has always held her family and friends, whom she thought of as her extended family, very close to her heart and in her daily prayers. She was a BEAUTIFUL and WONDERFUL blessing to all who met/knew her, and she will be terribly missed, but loved and remembered even more! So for a girl who grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, and OU Sooner/Green Bay Packers fan, she was in many different places around the world and in MANY peoples hearts!

“Your wings were ready for you to finally put on, but all of our hearts were not ready to say “See ya later!” May you rest in God’s loving embrace and His peace, until we meet again! We love you Moma, Aunt Bobbie, Louise, MeMaw!!!!