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Agnes Eugenia Parsons (Agene Parsons)

Agnes Eugenia Parsons, American community health nurse.


  • Parsons, Agnes Eugenia was born on September 13, 1936 in Moorehead, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Oscar Eugene and Sara Elizabeth (Woodruff) Stephens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University Tennessee, 1958. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1964. Master in Public Health, Loma Linda (California) University, 1984.


    • Staff nurse labor and delivery Methodist Hospital, Memphis, 1958. Instructor obstetrics Fort Sanders Hospital School Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1958-1959. Supervisor labor and delivery Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, 1958-1959.

      Instructor medical-surgical nursing St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, Knoxville, 1959-1963. Staff nurse home care department health Chattanooga Hamilton County, 1977-1980, supervisor home care department health, 1980-1984, chairman home care department health, 1984-1987. Administrator ResCare Home Health, Inc., 1987-1991, director operations, 1991-1993.

      Corporation transition specialist, since 1993. President In Home Services Council, Chattanooga, 1987, secretary, 1988-1989. Member homemaker advisory board Family and Children's Services, 1987-1991.

      Team member Adult Protective Services, 1985. Speaker in field; program chairman, public health nursing supervisor in-service group department public health State of Tennessee, 1981-1983. Home health care advisory committee, nurse education advisory committee Hospice of Chattanooga, Inc., 1981-1982.

      Member cancer team Erlanger Medical Center, 1980-1987. Team member senior adult assessment and counseling services, Chattanooga, 1986-1991.


    Volunteer Girl Scouts American, American Red Cross, local Parent-Teachers Association, church activities, 1963-1977. Member American Nurses Association, Tennessee Association Home Health Care (board directors 1984-1988), Greater Chattanooga Home Health Association, Chattanooga Home Health Nursing Association, Tennessee Nurses Association (president district 14 1987), Chattanooga League Nursing (president 1983-1985), National League Nursing, Simga Theta Tau.


    • Married Charles William Parsons, December 18, 1956. Children: Kara Michelle Parsons Payne, Kristopher Michael, Kevin Myles.
    • father: Oscar Eugene Stephens
    • mother: Sara Elizabeth (Woodruff) Stephens
    • spouse: Charles William Parsons
    • children: Kara Michelle Parsons Payne Parsons
    • Kristopher Michael Parsons
    • Kevin Myles Parsons
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    Born September 13, 1936