Frances Boone BagbyLongtime RealtorFrances Boone Bagby...

November 18, 1994

Frances Boone Bagby

Longtime Realtor

Frances Boone Bagby, who had been active in the real estate business and in many organizations, died after a stroke Wednesday at Broadmead, the Cockeysville retirement community.

Mrs. Bagby, who was 87, retired about a decade ago after many years with Russell T. Baker & Co., during 1975 PHOTOwhich she became a life member of the Realtors' Million Dollar Club.

She was born Frances Boone in Greensboro, N.C., and educated there. She was proud of being a descendant of Daniel Boone.

She was a former president of the Little Garden Club, and had been a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Cosmopolitans, the Maryland Historical Society, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the PEO Sisterhood, the English Speaking Union, the Woman's Club of Roland Park and the Center Club.

Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.

Her first husband, Edwin R. Harrall, died in 1978, and her second husband, William Hugh Bagby Sr., died in 1988.

She is survived by two stepsons, Richard F. Harrall of Virginia Beach, Va., and William Hugh Bagby Jr. of Stevenson; a brother, James B. Boone of Richmond, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Bright of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. M. R . Greeson of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons; five step-grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Marie V. Sparenberg, a mother of 14 who over the years had been a Social Security clerk, cook, waitress and amusement park worker, died Tuesday of pneumonia at St. Agnes Hospital.

Mrs. Sparenberg, who was 74, retired about 10 years ago after working about two years as a clerk at Social Security headquarters in Woodlawn.

Earlier, she was a waitress at White Coffee Pot Restaurants, a cook in the cafeteria at St. Benedict's School and sold tickets at the old Gwynn Oak amusement park.

She was born Marie V. Carroll in Baltimore and graduated from St. Jerome's School.

She had done volunteer work for March of Dimes walkathons and for political campaigns.

Services were to be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 2719 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne.

She is survived by her husband, John J. Sparenberg Sr.; seven daughters, Sue Huntley of Parkville, Mary L. S. Barton of Woodlawn, Dorothy Chase of Aroda, Va., Katherine Whelan of Perry Hall, and Isabelle Sparenberg, Christina Windsor and Veronica Bresnick, all of Baltimore; seven sons, John J. Sparenberg Jr. and Andrew Sparenberg, both of Glen Burnie, Joseph Sparenberg of Rowlsburg, W.Va., James Sparenberg of Grosskarlenfeld, Germany, Charles Sparenberg of Virginia Beach, Va., Bernard Sparenberg of Baltimore and Aubrey Sparenberg of Catonsville; a sister, Gertrude Pfannenstiel of Catonsville; a brother, Lawrence Carroll of Arbutus; 35 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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