Grace F. Parsons, 85, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Grace at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made in Grace’s name to the Penn Yan United Methodist Church or the Dresden United Methodist Church.

Grace was born April 18, 1934 in DeRuyter to the late Amos & Marion Thomas Fox. She graduated from DeRuyter Central Rural High School in 1951 and from Cornell University in 1955. Grace worked in the Food Science Dept. at the Experiment Station in Geneva for 30 years. Some of Grace’s hobbies were playing Bridge at the Moose Club and knitting catnip mice for her friends’ cats. She also played Trombone in the Summer Band. Grace was a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and an Associate Member of the Dresden United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her brother, John (Mary Peck) Fox of DeRuyter; nieces and nephews, John (Ellen) Fox, Thomas Fox, Kathy (Kevin) Clark, Nancy (Mark) Haws, William (Hilda) Chappell, Mary Frankel, Elizabeth Reagan, Patricia (John) Wehrle, Alice (Brian) Schmidt, Sarah (Stu) Strickland, Margaret (TJ) McAvaney, Dawn Hicks, Michael (Peggy) Parsons, and Tracy Taylor. Grace was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Gene M. Parsons on May 15, 2017; a niece, Susan Chappell; and a sister, Louise (Robert) Chappell.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com