Margie Despa Pappas Sinkule, 86, native of Parkersburg, passed away peacefully March 1, 2013, in Alpharetta, Ga., in the company of her family.
Margie was born in Parkersburg, to Paul, Sr. and Pauline Pappas on Dec. 31,1926. She graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1944. She spent many years of her life working in the portrait photography business assisting her mother at Peoples Studio, and eventually owning her own shop, Portraits by Despa. She retired from DuPont after 20+ years of service primarily in the drafting department. Margie was a past member of the Parkersburg Women's Club, Wood County Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Camden Clark Auxiliary and St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, walking, watching movies, collecting memorabilia and gardening.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Paul Pappas, Jr. Margie is survived by her brother, Jimmy K. Pappas of Walker; her four children, Paula (Butch) Somerville of Vienna, Carla (William) Lincicome of Atlanta, Ga., Edward (Melinda) Sinkule of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Victoria (James) King of Johns Creek, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Christina (James) Spychalski and Jason (Shelly) Somerville of Vienna, Wm Scott (Marcy) Lincicome of Pinehurst, N.C., Emily Sinkule of Morgantown, W.Va., Olivia Sinkule and Elianna Sinkule of Pittsburgh, Pa., and J. Alexander King of Johns Creek, Ga.; and eight great-grandchildren.
Margie will be remembered for her contagious smile and great sense of humor. She loved being a friend to all and happily volunteered her free time to others. Margie dedicated herself to her children, who will be forever grateful for her love and devotion. They hope to honor her legacy by living their lives by her example.
Donations can be made to Holy Angels, P. O. Box 710, Belmont, NC 28012, residence of Margie's special needs great-granddaughter, Campbell Lincicome.
All are welcome to a gathering in Margie's memory at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th Street, on Friday, June 14, from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com