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Mary Lillian Parton

August 06, 1951 – June 19, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we deliver to you today the heartbreaking news that one of our long-time staff members and treasured friends, Lil Parton, has passed away.

Many people in the community knew and loved Lil – the loss is devastating and she will be deeply missed. The Museum was a home away from home and her relationships with all of us were very important to her. We, along with the Parton Family, appreciate the outpouring of kind words about Lil and the tremendous support we all feel.

The Parton Family and the Museum Board and Staff will host A Celebration of Lil’s Life at the Museum on Friday, July 20th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This will be open to all of Lil’s family and many friends in the community.

Rather than sending flowers to the funeral home, the Parton Family requests that flowers be reserved for the Celebration of Life event in July.

To continue Lil’s legacy in perpetuity, we are establishing the Lil Parton Endowment for Programs and Exhibitions. The annual interest earned from this Endowment will be applied to a Program/Exhibition each year, with recognition given to her fund.  If you are interested in making a contribution to the Lil Parton Endowment, please print and submit the printable pledge card below, or submit an online donation by clicking on the button below.  For additional details about the Endowment, please contact the Development Office at [email protected].

Our thoughts and continued prayers are with the Parton Family.

Printable Pledge Card
Online Donation