Sarah Catherine Vires

July 2, 1928January 2, 2019

Sarah Catherine Vires, lovingly known as “Granny”, passed away on January 2, 2019 in Atlanta, GA at age 90. Catherine was born on July 2, 1928 in Road Fork, KY to Floyd and Lena West. She is preceded in death by her husband Allen T. Vires Sr., her siblings and longtime companion, Bob Granzow. Catherine enjoyed sewing, cooking and stayed busy with puzzles and word searches. She also enjoyed trying her luck at the casino and played bingo often. She cherished her tea cup collection and her little frog figurines. She loved all things pink and purple and spent many hours watching the birds and butterflies in the garden. She is survived by her children, Sharon Begeny of Huntington Woods, MI and Allen T. Vires Jr. (Darryl Kotrys) of Atlanta, GA; her grandchildren, Sarah (Blake) Bigorowski and Sean Paul Sidenstecker (Kaitlin Thanos); and great grandchildren, Charlotte and Brady Bigorowski. Catherine was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be greatly missed. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab at Wesley Woods and Halcyon Hospice for their loving care of Catherine in her final months. Catherine will be laid to rest at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia, MI and will be remembered at a celebration of life in Atlanta, GA.


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Jody Chessman

January 9, 2019

Granny was so important to us in the early 1990s when she helped her daughter Sharon care for our daughter Shelby. It was so nice to come home from work to find Granny, Sharon, and often Sarah caring for Shelby and Sean. We haven’t seen Granny since she moved to Atlanta, but loved seeing pictures of her with family. Our love and condolences to all. Jody, Mark, David,Nolan, Shelby Chessman.

Lyle Mourerjr

January 9, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Will always remember fondly going out to a bar for drinks with Mom just the two of us. Also her showing me her tea cup collection .
With Sadness and love.
Lyle Jr.

Charmaine Mike

January 7, 2019

Allen my deepest condolences to you and your family. You mother was extremely blessed to spend her last few years with you. The love and care you showed her was insurmountable. I know your and Darryl’s home will be quiet now but the love you both showed your mom will always fill it. Your both in my thoughts and prayers. Much love.

Jim Johnson

January 5, 2019

Allan and Darryl I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of you remain in my thoughts and prayers that you have strength to make it through this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that you were so good and kind to your Mom and cherish the memories of all the good times you have had together. - Jim