Mary L. Sparkman, 93, of Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at the Arbors of Woodsfield, Ohio.
She was born in Gallagher, West Virginia on January 5, 1926 a daughter of the late Walter and Nancy Daniels Mitchell.
Mary was the owner of the former Sparky’s Carry-Out, near Summerfield, Ohio and was a member of the East Union United Methodist Church, East Union, Ohio. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Beallsville, Ohio.
Mary enjoyed playing bingo in her spare time.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Sparkman Sr. on September 2, 1988; a son, Larry A. Sparkman; three brothers, Charles, Walter, and Henry Mitchell; two sisters, Iva Mae Mitchell, Marie Heater Lambert; and a grandson, Carl Sparkman.
Surviving are two daughters, Jane Hines of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cheryl Dalton of Beallsville, Ohio; three sons, Paul (Pam) Sparkman Jr. of Woodsfield, Ohio, Tim (Mary) Sparkman of Summerfield, Ohio, Wayne Sparkman of Columbus, Ohio; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; ten great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2019 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a .m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 with Josh Hetrick officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Union United Methodist Church, 23448 Woodsfield Rd., Sarahsville, OH 43779.
Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
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