Gary High School 1914-1978

The Coaldigger




 Sally Louise Kapish



THORPE Sally Louise Kapish, age 82, of 98 Peyton Place (PO Box 73), Thorpe, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Born on August 8, 1930 at Wilcoe, she was a daughter of the late John and Carrie Sowers Sparks. She had been a resident of Thorpe for all of her life and was of the Methodist faith. She was a graduate of Gary High School and formerly worked as Treasurer for the City of Gary. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Morgan; and a grandson, Lawrence Elmer Estep.

Survivors include: Husband of 62 years: Lawrence L. Kapish of the home; one daughter: Linda Dillon of Wytheville, Va.; two grandchildren: Sherri Green of Morgantown and Scott Estep of Concord, N.C.; three great-grandchildren: Brittany, Brianna, and Brooklyn Green of Morgantown.

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with the Rev. Steve Alderman officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Monday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.