Virginia C. Sparrow

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Virginia Caroline Jones Sparrow, 97, of Westminster, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Sunflower Hill Assisted Living in Westminster.

Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Carroll County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Reese Jones. Twice married, she was the wife of the late Galen F. Myers and the late Colie J. Sparrow.

She had worked as a seamstress with Grief Sewing Factory in Westminster. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster and the Westminster Moose Lodge.

She especially enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, traveling through Europe and the Mediterranean, baking, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are daughter Joyce E. Stretton and friend Fred Maier, of Westminster; grandsons Bruce T. Stretton and wife Larissa, of Massachusetts, and Allen P. Stretton and wife Patty, of Colorado; a great-granddaughter, Shelby Stretton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters Ray Leoni Jones, Evelyn Jones, Agnes Lovell, and Harriett Gore; and brothers, Herman, Thomas, Edwin, and Curtis Jones.

There will be no public visitation.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Mausoleum and Chapel, 2800 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21133.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.

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Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home - Westminster
91 Willis Street
Westminister, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 25, 2013
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