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Lillie Marie Sarpolis

October 17, 1924 December 13, 2015
Lillie Marie Sarpolis
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Obituary for Lillie Marie Sarpolis

Lillie Marie (Herrington) Sarpolis, 91, of Farmington Hills, passed away Dec. 13, 2015. She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, the youngest of 13 children and attended the local two-room schoolhouse near their farm. Her mother passed away when she was two and she was raised by her sister Eva and her husband Lester. Lillie later moved to Detroit with family and worked at Michigan Bell Telephone Company. She fell in love with Richard Sarpolis, a neighbor, and they were married on May 6, 1950.

She remained close with her sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins even when separated by many miles. Lillie always looked forward to the family reunions. She attended the most recent reunion in 2014, where her 90th birthday was celebrated. She was the last survivor of the original Herrington siblings.

Lillie and Richard had been married for nearly 61 years when he passed away in February 2012. Lillie is survived by her children Dr. Keith (Ann) Sarpolis, Kevin (Nancy) Sarpolis, Dr. Karen Sarpolis, Kristopher (Kathryn) Sarpolis; grandchildren Nick, Andrew, Amanda, Zachary and Alexandra.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to USO of Illinois.

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