Mary Lillie Parent

April 7, 1934 ~ August 18, 2021 (age 87)


Mary Lillie Parent age 87 of Falmouth, passed away on August 18, 2021 at Autumnwood of McBain. She was born on April 7, 1934 in Detroit to Glen and Mary Ellen (Borst) Bates. She married Raymond Parent on April 19, 1952 in Detroit and he preceded her in death on August 6, 1994.

She and her husband owned an RV Repair Company for many years and co-ran it together. She enjoyed going to the casino, fishing, hunting, camping and reading.

She is survived by a brother, Robert (Marcia) Bates of Dearborn, a sister-in-law, Gayle Bates of Florida and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, John Bates, Gloria (Kenneth) Wright, Thomas Bates, Noreen Clairmont, Sharon Turner and Nancy Farrugia.

No services will be held and burial will take place in the Prosper Cemetery, Missaukee County. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain and thoughts and prayers may be made at

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