Warrene Thomas Parnell, 77, of Houston, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, peacefully in her home.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, from Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. William Emory Glover of Pines Presbyterian Church of Houston. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Warrene was born Oct. 3, 1931, in Beaumont, the daughter of Forrest and Annie (Boothe) Thomas. She was a registered nurse at Dupont for 30 years, where she retired. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bridge City and of the Hotel Dieu Alumni Nurse Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Annie Thomas, her husband, Robert E. “Gene” Parnell of 48 years, brother James Thomas and sister Jeanette Pledger.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Ronald Parnell of Houston; brother, Earl Thomas; and sister, Emma Sue Parker.