Illah May (Mason) Parsons, 89, of Fort Scott, passed away late Tuesday evening, July 19, 2022. She was born April 18, 1933, in Uniontown, Kansas, the daughter of Lester Dewey and Myrtle May (Ludlum) Mason. She married Earl Wesley Parsons on December 14, 1954, in Miami, Oklahoma, and he preceded her in death October 13, 1990.


Illah worked in Data Input for the Western Insurance, and retired from American States Insurance in 1987.


Survivors include her sons Wayne Parsons and his wife Sheretta, and Jerry Parsons and wife Neicha, both of Fort Scott, and Dale Parsons and wife Cheryl, of Olathe, Kansas; a brother, Harold Mason and his wife Peggy, of Peculiar, Missouri; a sister, Leona Fails of San Jose, California; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Earl, she was also preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Kenneth Mason.


Rev. Ken Ansell will conduct Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Pediatric Cardiology Unit and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at


2 thoughts on “Obituary of ILLAH MAY PARSONS”

  1. Such a nice picture of your mom. I remembered her as being quiet spoken but had the sweetest smile and seemed to really enjoy life. I worked with her at the Western Insurance Company. She was a genuine, caring soul. Prayers for you all!

  2. Our condolences to Dale, Jerry, Wayne, and the entire extended Parsons family. We are so sorry that you have lost such a special lady in your lives. Sending ❤️.

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