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Evelyn B. Spargo, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning 5-9-17, at Wesbury Retirement Community in Meadville. Born December 23, 1927, at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh to Stanley Earl and Hilda Jane (Greer) Byerly. She was a 1945 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, attended business school in Pittsburgh, and was a 1950 graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she received a B.S. degree in education. Evelyn taught in the Greenville Elementary Schools from 1965 until her retirement in 1987. She had previously taught in Johnstown, PA and Ridgway, PA. She married Stanley Paul Spargo in February 1978; he died in 2009. She was previously married to Haldane P. Marts. Evelyn was a member of Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church in Transfer and for many years was a member of A.A.R.P., Greenville Railroad Museum, Greenville Historical Society, P.S.E.A., and N.E.A. She and Stan had volunteered for many years at the Railroad Museum and the Waugh House. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading, bridge, knitting, and traveling to Myrtle Beach with her husband. In addition, she was a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast, especially the Steelers.
She is survived by two daughters, Wendy M. Horning and her husband Tim of Saegertown, and Jill M. Lodwig and her husband Richard of Albany, CA; four step-children, Paula Cahill and her husband Paul of Doylestown, PA, Stephanie Mitchell and her husband Bill of Chicago, IL, Stephen Spargo and his wife Donna of Naples, FL, and Carey Paone and her husband Joe of Deptford, NJ; three grandchildren, Kyle and Jason Fredericks and Andrew Lodwig; and ten step-grandchildren, Phillip and Aaron Jackson, Ben, Annie, and Maggie Mitchell, Emily Kacynski, Chelsey Nuzum, Mary Spargo, Sarah Mannix and Benjamin Mannix.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday 5-15-17 in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville, with Rev. Robert Mavis, Senior Pastor of Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church, officiating. Friends may call the funeral home on Monday 5-15-17 from 10:00 AM until time of service. Inurnment of cremains will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesbury Retirement Community 31 Park Ave. Meadville, PA 16335. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a Video Tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 10, 2017
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