Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel & Parkview Cemetery

2021 North University Street, Peoria, IL


Parimala K Raman

September 28, 1935March 23, 2020

Parimala K. Raman, 84, of Peoria, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born September 28, 1935 in Kumbakonam, India to Rajagopal and Ramanujam Naidu. She married Raman K Raman on August 31, 1958 in India. He preceded her in death on January 22, 2015. Her parents, two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.

Surviving are her two children, Bharathi (Michael) Earls of Ballwin, MO and Ven (Mythili) Raman of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren, Maya and Shiv; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Parimala was a graduate of St. Mary's College (Chennai, India) and worked as a Chemist for Daily Labs and P.D.C before retiring. She was a devoted member of the Hindu Temple of Central Illinois in Peoria and was considered a surrogate parent for many in the Indian community for over 50 years. Parimala volunteered her time preparing taxes for the elderly and helping with the reading programs at area elementary schools. She was committed to her community and supported area charities including the Southside Mission and the local Salvation Army. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend who unselfishly gave of herself helping anyone she could.

A private service will be held. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hindu Temple of Central Illinois, Southside Mission of Peoria or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be submitted to www.davison-fulton.com.


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Ravi Anandakrishnan

April 6, 2020

We want to share our heartfelt condolences with your family. Lots of fond memories, some told and some experienced. We call her the "Iron Lady", and will always remember her for love, grit and courage. Uma and Ravi Anandakrishnan

Saraswathy Ramalingam

March 28, 2020

Parimala Aunty is someone who always bursts with joy and care to everyone and this unconditional love from you and Raman uncle is what has brought us together. Both of you have taught us a lot in life. Your love and memories will be eternal.

May you rest in peace Aunty.

Our deepest condolences to Bharathi, Michael, Ven, Mythili, Maya and Shiv.

Ramalingam, Saraswathy and Kavin.

Sunita Shastry

March 25, 2020

Please accept our condolensces. I remember that Parimala Aunty was the first person I met from Peoria decades ago. I met her in the rest room of the Balaji temple and, when she heard we were moving to Peoria, she was so welcoming, I thought Peoria must be a wonderful place indeed. We enjoyed all our interactions with her and Mr Raman over the years. I especially admired her fortitude and grace through all the difficulties she went through in the past few years..

Sunita and Prasad Shastry

Chetna Funk

March 25, 2020

Parimala Aunty...what words in the English language can do her any justice? There are none. We are all given the gift of her blessings and how she made every one of us feel as if we were more than we thought of ourselves. Her smile, her attention and her very presence has always made any occasion that much more auspicious. Bharathi and Ven...thank you for sharing her with us. May she rest in peace and may we always cherish how much she touched us all.