Joseph W. Sparrow

Feb. 17, 1909 - Dec. 27, 2006

Joseph W. Sparrow, a former resident of the town of Vernon who was born in Dallas City, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1909, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at age 97.

He is survived as the beloved husband of Edith May (nee Klopping) and dear father of Virginia (Ron) Miers of Omaha, Neb., Helen (John) Batson of the town of Vernon and Elaine (Paul) Bowden of California. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Lakewood Memorial Park in Elgin, Ill.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.