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Juanita Marie Willey

September 29, 1931 ~ September 27, 2019 (age 87)
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Juanita Marie (Sparshott) Willey, of Wyoming, passed away peacefully, Friday September 27, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was 87.

Juanita was born September 29, 1931, in Washington, D.C. to the late, Walter & Belva(Lockwood) Sparshott. 

She was a Life Member & Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company # 41, for over 47 years. Juanita was a bus driver for Dawson Bus Company for 10 years and was a member of the Camden-Wyoming Moose Lodge, and the Modern Maturity Center, in Dover. Along with her husband Harold, she ran DE57 T.O.P.S. for several years.

In her free time, Juanita enjoyed playing Bingo and card games; she loved going camping and listening to Country Music, her favorite song being “Right or Wrong”, by Wanda Jackson; and watching her beloved Washington Redskins.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Bob Shepherd, Iona Zellman, Sue Shepherd, Joe Miles, and Lori Short; her sister, Patricia Irvin; and her brother, Walter Sparshott.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold E. Willey; her son, Larry Shepherd, of Clayton; two daughters, Sherry Dowgos & husband, John, of Marydel and Candy J. McGuckin and husband Jody of Dover; her sisters, Betty Ann Swann & Joan Freed, both of Anderson, South Carolina;  10 grandchildren & 8 great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be held from 5-8 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019, in Pippin Funeral Home, Inc., 119 West Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming.  A  Celebration of Life will be 10 am, Friday, October 4, 2019 will be held in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company Memorial Fund, 200 East Camden-Wyoming Ave., Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934. Condolences may be sent via:www.pippinfuneralhome.com.

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