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Ophia Sparks

Monday, December 6, 2004

Ophia Sparks, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004 at Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 9, 1915 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Marvin and Florence (Minks) Bland. She was married to Dorris Sparks, who passed away in 1982.

She was a homemaker and attended Tulip Church of God.

Survivors include: three daughters, Norma Jean Harlan and her husband Lloyd of Grabill, Betty Lou Miller and her husband Charles of English, and Carol Ann Sparks of Bloomfield; one son Ronald David Sparks and his wife Sue Byers of Bloomfield; one sister Maxine (Bland) Hash of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dorris Sparks; four brothers, Ray, Clifford, Lennie and Kenneth Bland; four sisters, Ava Lindsey, Lana McIntosh, Berneice Hash, and Leafie (Vandeventer) Jaynes; one granddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home Bloomfield with the Rev. Jeff Rockey and the Rev. Lloyd Harlan officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.