Archive for Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Obituary: Marjorie Ann Sparks

1925-2005

April 13, 2005

Graveside services for Marjorie Ann Sparks, 80, Oskaloosa, were Monday, April 11, 2005, at the McLouth Cemetery in McLouth.

Mrs. Sparks died last Thursday, April 7, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 10, 1925, the daughter of Lewis Abner and Isalena Marie Ray Weeks.

She lived most of her life in the McLouth and Oskaloosa areas. She worked as a waitress for 45 years in McLouth, Lawrence and Tonganoxie, and as a cook for five years in Wyoming. She married LeRoy James Sparks on March 28, 1941, in Ottawa, Kan. He died March 13, 1962.

Survivors include two sons, Vernon Joe Sparks, Oskaloosa, and James C. Sparks, Hiawatha; a daughter, Ann Marie Myers, Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Virginia Dyer, Ozawkie; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and a grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Marjorie Sparks Memorial Fund, sent in care of Barnett Funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.

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