Hazel K. Whitt, age 97 of Sparta,died Sunday morning January 3, 2016 at Bennington Glenn Nursing Center in Marengo.

She was born on August 9, 1918 in Scott County, VA to the late Cummins and Rhoada (Baker) Meade and was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.

Hazel was a faithful attendee at church services and loved being active in the church. Hazel treasured time spent with her family and even babysat her twin great granddaughters from the time they were six weeks old. She loved to go to yard sales, shopping at Goodwill, doing puzzles and cooking shows.

She is survived by her daughter: Betty Sue (Bob) Sheets of Sparta; daughter-in-law: Joyce Whitt; grandchildren: Clay (Wendy) Sheets, Donna (Brad) Price, Sharon (Todd) Euans, Jeanette (Tom) Nauman, Tyler Dixon, Zach Dixon; great grandchildren: Stephanie (Andon) Dillon, Heather (Ryan) Shew, Brittany Owens; great great-grandson: Declan Dillon.

Preceded in death by husband: Berkley W. Whitt; son: Jerry B. Whitt; 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

Friends may call one hour prior to the 1 p.m. service at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury with Pastors Duane Kramer and LJ Harry officiating. Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Whitt family and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.