Evelyn B. Spargo, age 89, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017, at Wesbury Retirement Community in Meadville. 

Mrs. Spargo was born on December 23, 1927, at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh to Stanley Earl and Hilda Jane (Greer) Byerly.  She was a 1945 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, attended business school in Pittsburgh, and was a 1950 graduate of Slippery Rock University, where she received a B.S. degree in education. 

Evelyn taught in the Greenville Elementary Schools from 1965 until her retirement in 1987.  She had previously taught in Johnstown, PA and Ridgeway, PA.  She married Stanley Paul Spargo in February 1978; he died in 2009.  She was previously married to Haldane P. Marts.  Evelyn was a member of Lakeside Evangelical Congregational Church in Transfer and for many years was a member of A.A.R.P., Greenville Railroad Museum, Greenville Historical Society, P.S.E.A., and N.E.A.  She and Stan had volunteered for many years at the Railroad Museum and the Waugh House.  She enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading, bridge, knitting, and traveling to Myrtle Beach with her husband. In addition, she was a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast, especially the Steelers. 

She is survived by two daughters, Wendy M. Horning and her husband Tim of Seagertown, and Jill M. Lodwig and her husband Richard of Albany, CA; four step-children, Paula Cahill and her husband Paul of Doylestown, PA, Stephanie Mitchell and her husband Bill of Chicago, IL, Stephen Spargo and his wife Donna of Naples, FL, and Carey Paone and her husband Joe of Deptford, NJ; three grandchildren, Kyle and Jason Fredericks and Andrew Lodwig; and ten step-grandchildren, Phillip and Aaron Jackson, Ben, Annie, and Maggie Mitchell, Emily Kacynski, Chelsey Nuzum, Mary Spargo, Sarah Mannix and Benjamin Mannix.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesbury Retirement Community, 31 Park Ave., Meadville, PA 16335.



  1. Your cousin Marily (Pederson) McKibben and Butch and family. Your cousin Marily (Pederson) McKibben and Butch and family.
    May 11, 2017    

    Wendy and Jill and Families. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Evelyn passing. But want you to know that we all will be thinking of you and praying for you during this very difficult time. Much love too you all from all of us.

  2. Mary Hobson Mary Hobson
    May 12, 2017    

    During your time of loss, please know that Thoughts and Prayers are there with you. We share in your loss of Evelyn. She was a Beautiful Lady who was a Dear Friend. She touched many lives. She suffers no more and is with our Lord and Saviour. May your memories bring you comfort.

  3. George Kusich George Kusich
    May 12, 2017    

    My sincere condolences to you, Wendy and Steve…you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very time.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 15, 2017    

    Bob and I have many happy memories from our days on Bentley Avenue as neighbors and friends.
    Please know that a you, Wendy, Jill and families, are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love and sympathy,
    Bob and Betsy Fischeer

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    May 19, 2017    

    I was telling a Greenville childhood friend just a couple months back how she (then, Mrs. Marts) was the kindest, most patient teacher I ever had. I mean that. I was surprised to see that I had her as a teacher, only her second year at East Side. Sincere sympathies to her family and friends.

  6. Pam Greenfield Pam Greenfield
    May 20, 2017    

    Please accept my most sincere sympathy. Ev and I taught first grade across the hall from each other for years. What a classy lady she was. My thoughts and her family.

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