Virginia M. Spors
JANESVILLE— Virginia M. “Ginny” Spors, age 80, of Janesville passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Ginny was born May 21, 1931 in North Bend, Wisconsin to C. Tilman and Verna (Patterson) Stone. She was valedictorian of Melrose High School in 1949. Ginny married Lawrence “Larry” Spors in North Bend on May 26, 1951. They raised four children, of whom she was extremely proud. Ginny was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and served on the Administrative Council and chaired the Ruth Circle for many years. She also served on the ECHO Board and was a member of the Friends of Beckman Mill. Ginny was an active member, and previously served as President and Historian, of the Monterey Questers, an antique collectors’ club.
Ginny is survived by her husband of nearly 61 years, Larry, and her four children: Michael (Patricia) of Sparta, Deb (Jeff) North of Janesville, Denise (Ken) Dill of Almond and Christopher (girlfriend Debra McCann) of Cleveland, TN; Nine grandchildren: Jared (Jessica) Spors, Melissa (Dave) Hubbard, Adam (Lindsay) North, Ryan North, Bradley North, Alicia (John) Larsen, Benjamin (Meredith) Dill, Jennifer Spors and Abbey (Stephen Mitchell) Spors; and five great grandchildren: Caden and Josie Spors, Megan Hubbard, Sierra Mitchell and Ian Larsen. Ginny is also survived by her sister, Doris DeColon; and sisters-in-law: Alice Brushafer, Iris Young, Marjorie McNulty and Vernice Waughtal; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Russell Stone; and two sisters, Evelyn Stone and Phyllis Hilton.
Ginny dearly loved her family. She was known as a great cook and was thrilled to be cooking for her entire family at frequent gatherings. She was a voracious reader, and it is likely she read as many as 20, 000 books in her long and full life. She was also fond of traditional country music and collecting antique glassware. She was a passionate lifelong fan of her beloved Chicago Cubs, and later also rooted for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, April 22 at Cargill United Methodist Church, 2000 Wesley Avenue in Janesville. Friends may call at the church from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others) of Janesville, 65 High Street, Janesville, WI 53548. On-line donations to ECHO may be made at www.echojanesville.org.