Mary L. McSparin, 64, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at her home. A memorial visitation celebrating Mary’s life was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Mary McSparin Memorial Fund. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory.

Mary L. McSparin, 64, of Geneseo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at her home. A memorial visitation celebrating Mary’s life was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be made to the Mary McSparin Memorial Fund. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory.

Mary was born Sept. 3, 1952, in Moline, the daughter of Marvin Dempsey Schneider and Victoria Jean Callow Schneider. She graduated from United Township High School, in East Moline, in 1970. Mary was the dietary manager at Woodridge Supportive Living Center and a representative for Lia Sophia Jewelry. She enjoyed baking, quilting and sewing with her neighbors; spending time with her dog, Sassy; reading; watching football; fishing with her brothers; collecting jewelry; tracing her family tree; traveling and seeing the world; attending concerts; and cooking with/for her friends and family.

She is survived by her children, Joy Sheley, of Moline; Brad Orendorff, of Davenport, Iowa; Lori McSparin Hackett (Jason Hackett) and Amy Looper, of Bradenton, Fla.; dear friend/roommate Jeanne VanWinkle, of Geneseo; brothers, Virgil Dueysen (Betty Dueysen); Jeff Schneider (Jennifer Stewart Phelps); Terry Schneider (Deb Schneider) of East Moline; Darrel Johnson, of Woodhull; and Rick Schneider (Tammy Schneider) of Colona; sister, Virginia Lentz (Donnie Lentz) of Lineville, Iowa; uncle, Leon Schneider, of Macon, Mo.; grandchildren, Tyler McDonald, Reanna Hackett and Andrew and Carly Looper; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark; and her parents.