Virginia Parris Shafer, ala O'Neal, 53, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, at Magnolia Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a 16 year battle with multiple sclerosis.
Born in Barberton, Parris resided in Wadsworth 11 years, previously residing in Orlando, FL. She was a 1962 graduate of Wadsworth High School, and enjoyed cake decorating. She also loved chocolate and Mickey Mouse.
Parris is survived by father, Sam; Sorrentino; brother, Doug Sorrentino; grandmother, Mary Sorrentino; all of Wadsworth; sister Justine Sorrentino of Munroe Falls. She was preceded in death by mother, Virginia Rose Sorrention; sister, Tonya Marie; grandparents, Carol and Karla Hoyte.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, 1-3 and 5-7 pm at the Hilliard Cox Mullaney Funeral Home, 174 N. Kyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be held Wednesay at 7 p.m., Pastor Roger A. Larrison officiating. Private internment at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests no flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Old Phoenix Bank, 125 High St., Wadsworth, OH 44281.