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Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor Amber Parrish of rural Hancock County.

Amber is the new Hometown Insurance agent, where she started Feb. 1, 2015. Before coming to Hometown Insurance, Amber was a stay at home mom, but prior to that she worked for Tony Newton Insurance with Country Financial in Niota for 7 years until Tony's retirement.

Amber was born on a Texas oil field in 1983. She was raised in Brashear, Missouri, a small town (pop. 280) in rural Northeast Missouri.

She is the daughter of Ginger Cooper of Brashear and Monte and Lisa Fisher, also of Brashear. Ginger works for Amber's grandparent's convenience store: Willowbend. Monte has worked for MODOT for 30+ years and also farms over 300 head of cattle and 300 acres. Stepmom Lisa, has been a first grade teacher for approximately 25 years. Lisa was Amber's first grade teacher.

Amber has 3 siblings. Monte and Lisa have Landon, Lacey and Lana, all of Brashear, MO. Amber is the granddaughter of Lonnie and Sandra Osborn of Brashear and Charlene Fisher of Greentop, Missouri. Lonnie and Sandra own and operate Willowbend, a convenience store on Hwy. 6 in Brashear for over 30 years. Charlene is a retired school teacher and owner operator of Fisher Farms in Greentop.

Amber graduated from Adair CO RII in Brashear, the class of 2001 with 27 graduates in her class. She received her associate's degree in 2003 from John Wood Community College in Quincy and her Bachelor s degree in 2005 from Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri.

Amber married Tim Parrish of Nauvoo in May of 2009 and they will celebrate their 6th wedding anniversary this year. Tim is the son of Paul and Kristi Parrish. Tim has worked for the State Bank of Nauvoo for approximately 8 years as a loan officer.

Amber and Tim have two children. Gage Timothy is 4 years old and attends Preschool at Saints Peter and Paul School in Nauvoo. Gara Oletha-Fay is 8 months old and goes to Hometown Insurance with Amber.

During college, Amber was named an Academic All-American. She played collegiate basketball for 4 years where she was named to various all conference teams and was a captain of both the Lady Blazers at John Wood and the Lady Wildcats at Culver Stockton.

Amber's favorite vacation memories are staying at her grandparents timeshare in Branson, MO, where they vacationed nearly every summer. In the summer of 1996, her grandparents took all of their grandkids to the US Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. They stayed in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge , Tennessee area and commuted to Atlanta on the days they had tickets to the Olympics.

In her spare time, Amber enjoys doing anything outdoors, gardening, fishing, riding 4 wheelers and camping.

Amber says, I believe in small towns and the people who make them great. I take great pride in being from a small town and enjoy everything rural communities have to offer me and my family. I m from hardworking people who have lived and worked in the same job and community their whole lives and my husband and I look forward to doing the same thing with our family in Hancock County.