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Florine 'Flo' Sparrow

Florine 'Flo' Sparrow

Florine M. "Flo" Sparrow, age 89, of 1528 Oak, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 17, 1928 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Frank & Josephine (Mast) Altgilbers. She married Elmer W. Sparrow on January 20, 1951. He survives.

Flo was a lifetime member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She enjoyed working in her yard. She also liked attending QND Football and Basketball games. Mostly, though, she loved her family and spending her time with them.

In addition to her husband, she is also survived by:
ELEVEN CHILDREN: Kenneth (Bonita) Sparrow; Thomas (Carol) Sparrow; Jane (Michael) Grant; William "Gene" (Ashley) Sparrow; Diane (Kent) Andrew; Russ (Judy) Sparrow; Robert (Joan) Sparrow; Elaine (Rick) Fesler; Roger Sparrow; Lisa (Greg) Arens; and Richard (Lucy) Sparrow.
35 GRANDCHILDREN: Kenny (Tanya) Sparrow; Jennifer (Mike) Kerker; Greg (Mary) Meyer; Melissa (Matt) Drew; Dave (Tawnya) Sparrow; John (Jaimee) Sparrow; Michelle Hincks; Kristie (Jason) Meyer; Ashley (Matt) Daly; Todd Grant; Tina (Darrell) Liesen; Erin (Matt) Jennings; Brandon (Courtney) Grant; Jason (Jessica) Sparrow; Shawn (Maria) Sparrow; Nathan Sparrow; Laura (Ryan) Lawrence; Adam (Sarah) Andrew; Elizabeth (John) Lammers; Alan Sparrow; Sarah (Bryan) Young; Matthew (Janelle) Sparrow; Amanda (David) Leming; Emily (Brad) Bunch; Lane (Jenna) Sparrow; Talyn (Jenni) Fesler; Richard "Ryan" (Ashley) Fesler; Kylor (Stacey) Fesler; Jordan (Marie) Sparrow; Sam Sparrow; Cody (Jaclyn) Arens; Lucas Arens; Logan Arens; Kyle Sparrow and Grace Sparrow.
61 Great Grandchldren;
THREE BROTHERS: Don Altgilbers; Wilfred (Katie) Altgilbers and Frank Altgilbers.
TWO SISTERS: Carlene Wolf and Frances (Raymond) Evoy.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Flo was preceded in death by her parents, 2 great-grandchildren and one brother: Joseph Altgilbers and one sister: Dorothy Janssen.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at St. Francis Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame or to St. Francis Catholic School.

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From:
Doug & Susan Wentura
Quincy, IL
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Our sympathy to the entire family, know she will be missed.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Elaine & entire family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tough time. So many great memories when we were kids.
From:
Skip & Bev Schoonover
Liberty, IL
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Sending you our thoughts and prayers.
From:
Tim and Donna Lenane
Quincy, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers to the Sparrow family.
From:
Rodney Hoffman
Quincy, IL
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Russ and family,
I was saddened to hear of your families loss. I know the thoughts and prayers of many are with you during this time of sorrow.
From:
Nan and Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Elmer and kids—what a wonderful life Flo had! She was an awesome lady that will be missed , but always bring a smile to our faces when we think of her! Peace to all of you.
From:
Sarah Campbell
Hannibal, MO
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To the entire Sparrow family-
I would like to offer my sincere condolences in light of Flo's passing. Know your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time. What a joy and honor it was to hear so many wonderful stories about Ms. Flo. May God bestow comfort and peace upon your family during this difficult time.
From:
John Badamo
Quincy, IL
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Tom and Family: So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Losing your mom is the toughest. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this time. God Bless. John and Terri Badamo
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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To the entire Sparrow family:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What matriarch Florine was for all of you. I know she loved family over all else. I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the days ahead and fills your hearts and minds with only the wonderful memories you shared together.

God Bless.
From:
Dave Williams
Quincy, IL
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Thoughts and prayers to the Sparrow family.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Gene, Diane and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Jerry and Sue Schmidt
Carrollton, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers to the Sparrow family. Keep all of your wonderful memories with her close to your heart.
From:
Clarissa Stegeman
Apple Valley, MN
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Prayers for all of you from Ron and me.