Funeral services have been set. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Urn placement will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to a scholarship, in the name of Sylvia Parra, for a Kansas City, KS public school student.
Sylvia Margarita Parra, 74, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO formerly of Kansas City, KS passed away peacefully July 25, 2023, at the St. Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She was born November 26, 1948 in Havana, Cuba to Jose A. and Zilia E. (Bosch) Fernandez.
Very well educated and very well read, Sylvia graduated from Forrest Park High School in Beaumont, TX, earned a BS in History and Education from Lamar University, and earned dual Masters degrees from Kansas State University, specializing in Administration and Multicultural Education. Sylvia loved to learn and never stopped educating herself. She had a long and rewarding career in education. She spent over 20 years as a teacher and Assistant Principal at Sumner Academy and later as Principal at J C Harmon High School, both in Kansas City, KS.
Family was most important to Sylvia. She married Daniel Cirilo Parra on September 20, 1970 in Beaumont, TX. In addition to Mr. Parra, survivors include her three sons: Daniel A. Parra and wife, Mallory of Kansas City, MO, Andrew G. Parra of Seward, NE, and Joseph M. Parra and wife, Amber of Ft. Worth, TX; three sisters: Gisela Doggett of Kansas City, KS, Lourdes Courts of Kansas City, KS and Rose Kelly of Edwardsville, KS; she cherished her time with grandchildren and she leaves behind: Brayden, Avery, Sydney, Lauryn, Zackary, Leyton, Adriana, Alejandro and Gabriel. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jose Fernandez.
Memories of Sylvia and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.