DERBY – Helen Roberta Parish, age 84, Smith Mortuary hostess and scheduling coordinator, "received her wings" on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Visitation for Helen will be held from 1-8 p.m. with family greeting friends 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby. Come and celebrate a life lived in Christ that made a difference at 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd., Wichita.

Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Cherie McCormick; and her parents, Robert and Mildred Smith.

Survivors include her husband, Verdou Parish; son, Eric Parish (Heidi), of Centennial, Colo.; daughter, Rene Burrow (Tim), of Overland Park, Kan.; son-in-law, Darrell McCormick; grandchildren, Meghan Burrow, Ian Burrow (Alexis), Claire-Rene McCormick, Ethan McCormick, Adam Parish and Luke Parish.

A memorial has been established with the Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove Rd., Derby, KS 67037. View tributes and smithfamilymortuaries.com.

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