Miriam F. Parmenter, a longtime home economics and 4-H agent in Anne Arundel County for the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service, died Feb. 11 of heart failure at the Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg.
The center is a part of Asbury Village, a Methodist-church affiliated retirement complex, where she had lived since 1984. She was 92.
Services for Miss Parmenter were being held today at Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis.
A native of Northborough, Mass., Miss Parmenter was a home demonstration agent in Anne Arundel County for nearly 19 years, from 1943 to her retirement in 1962. She also served as the county 4-H club leader until 1948 and continued her involvement in the program until her retirement.
She was a life member of the National Association of Extension Home Economists and Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary fraternity for professional extension workers.
She also was active in Zonta International, a service club organization for women in business and professions.
A longtime member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Annapolis, she served as Sunday school secretary for many years and president of the church's United Methodist Women organization for four years.
Her body was donated to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
She is survived by one sister, Marie Hodges, of Duxbury, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, Attention: Barbara Smith, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis 21401.