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Jessie Sparrow

d. March 7, 2013

WEST POINT, Ill. -- Jessie Marie Sparrow, 85, of West Point died Thursday (March 7, 2013) in the Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton.

Mrs. Sparrow was born June 19, 1927, in Fall Creek Township to the late Tony Enoch Smith Sr. and Flossie Etta Chandler Smith. She married Robert Sparrow on May 23, 1950, in LaGrange, Mo. Robert died April 23, 2010.

She enjoyed camping, knitting, collecting salt and pepper shakers and collecting dolls.

Surviving are eight children, Charles (Sharon) Sparrow, Carl (Diane) Sparrow, Butch (Joyce) Sparrow, Jerry (Cyndy) Sparrow, Gary Sparrow, Pamela (Terry) Hamelton, Panda (Mark) Turner and Penny (Larry) Akers; one granddaughter she raised, Christina (Joe) Strode; 26 additional grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Junior Smith of Quincy and Wilbur Smith of Quincy; and two sisters, Anne Smith Baum of Quincy and Bertha Johnson of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Randy Sparrow.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon, with the Rev. Tony Trosley conducting. She will be laid to rest next to Robert in the New Providence Cemetery near Ursa.

VISITATION: Noon until time of services Tuesday in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Montebello Healthcare Center.

ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon.


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