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Velma Sparta

Velma "Juby" Sparta (Decker)

Thursday, July 10th, 1919 - Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Vernon Twp., NJ: Velma “Juby” Sparta(nee Decker), 101 years old, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 26, 2021. Born in Vernon Twp., NJ, she has been a lifelong resident of Vernon.

Juby worked for Ames Rubber Corporation in Hamburg from 1958 – 1981 as a trimmer. She enjoyed her large family, gardening and cooking. She was a bird lover especially cardinals and owls.

Juby is predeceased by her husband, Frank V. Sparta, Sr.(1997), 3 brothers, Cornel, Fred and Harold Decker and 2 sisters, Martha Van Syckle and Carrie Nagy. Juby is the devoted mother of Frank V. Sparta, Jr. and his wife, Donna, Gary Sparta and his wife, Barbara and Dale Sparta and his wife, Sandra, all of Vernon Twp., NJ. Loving grandmother of Debra Goddard and her husband, Russell, Gregory Sparta and his wife, Elizabeth, Mark Sparta and his wife, Colleen, Bradley Sparta and his wife, Robyn, Darryl Sparta and his wife, Andrea and Kelly Sparta. Cherished great grandmother of Breanne, Sarah, Zachary, Alexandra, Kyle, Connor Cameron, Haley, Sidney, Ethan, Tyler and Ashlynn, all Sparta and Brayden and Addyson Snyder, Russell and Martha Goddard. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive their friends for a “Walk Through” visitation at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10 to 10:30 AM. Due to government restrictions, 100 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any one time. Interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Twp., NJ at 11:00 AM. Friends are welcome to meet at the cemetery for the Service. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be greatly appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 10:00am - 10:30am
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am
    F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
    One Main Street
    FRANKLIN, NJ 07416
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    ***Due to Government Restrictions, no more than 100 people will be allowed in the funeral home at any one time and face coverings are required by all who attend.***
  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 11:00am
    North Hardyston Cemetery
    Route 94
    Hardyston Township, NJ
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    ***Friends are invited to join the family at the cemetery for the Service.***
    Rev. Nicholas Fontana


Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hosptial.


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kelly sparta

Posted at 05:56pm
I am blessed to have such wonderful memories of my Grandma that I will forever cherish. Not every child gets to grow up living right up the hill from their grandparents. I’m grateful that my own kids had the opportunity to get to know and love their great grandmother. You will be missed Grandma. 💕

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