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Della M. (Jones) Miller Parkins, 89, of Shelocta, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana.

The daughter of Ralph H. and Lelia (Muir) Jones, she was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Blairsville.

Mrs. Parkins was a former member of the Presbyterian Church, Blairsville.

She worked for Blairsville Wholesale Grocery from 1956 to 1969 and as a teller for CNB Bank, Punxsutawney, for 40 years.

She was very dedicated to her family and very interested in genealogy and local history.

Surviving are her son, Larry R. Miller (Phyllis), of Shelocta; a stepdaughter, Carol Reyes, of Tampa,

Fla.: a granddaughter, Kimberly Ann Dixon; granddaughter-in-law, Kim Ann Miller; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Jones, of Aliquippa. and Walter T. Jones, of Homer City; and a sister, Sarah Jane Allen, of Homer City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Walter J. “Bucky” Miller Jr.; her second husband, Gaylord D. “Shorty” Parkins; a grandson, James R. Miller, in October 2019; and two stepsons, Larry Parkins and Roy Parkins.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy R. Monroe officiating.

Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville.

To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.