Joan Russell Sparrow of Lake Forest, Illinois, age 92, much beloved wife of Vincent P. Sparrow; loving and loved mother of Vincent R. (Peggy), Peter R. (Charlotte), Jennifer (Richard) Snorf, Geoffrey G. (Tracey) and Megan Jordan; and adored and adoring grandmother to Allison and Peter Sparrow, Stephanie and Emily Kate Sparrow, A.J. and Gary Snorf, Abigail, Benjamin and Charles (Mara) Sparrow and Calla and Gwen Jordan.

She is predeceased by her late husband, Vincent P. Sparrow; her son, Peter, and son-in-law, Richard; her parents, Robert and Helen (Rumely) Russell; her sisters, Virginia (Alfred) Reichmann, Margaret (John) Miller and Barbara Beilby; and by her brother Cornelius (Phyllis) Russell.