Rebecca L. Parkhurst

Rebecca L. Parkhurst, 46, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (July 18, 2013) in her home.

She was born Oct. 30, 1966, in Jamestown, the daughter of Duncan and the late Patricia Constine Swartz.

Rebecca was a CNA for Wilcare in Jamestown. She loved being with people and had a very outgoing personality. She loved being outdoors and enjoyed campfires. Rebecca especially loved her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Evan, whom she married July 7, 2000, in Jamestown; her father, Duncan L. Swartz Sr. and stepmother Clara Swartz of Frewsburg; a son, Ronnie Kepler (Rachel) Jr. of Jamestown; daughters: Desteny (Jedidiah) Parkhurst-Badgley of Jamestown and Patricia Raynor of Jamestown; stepchildren: Heather Flasher of Jamestown and Brandon Parkhurst of Celoron; brothers: Robert Swartz (Cheryl Stearns) of Jamestown and Duncan Swartz Jr. of Jamestown; sisters: Crystal Gessey of Jamestown and Norine (Ed) Cramer of Lakewood; and stepsisters: Tracey Kotch of Frewsburg and Wanda (Chris) Allen of Buffalo.

Besides her mother, she is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Swartz.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Snyder will officiate the service. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Monday prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Evan and his family to help with expenses.

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