She was born in Linton on Oct. 30, 1928, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Chuba) Scecina. Rose worked at Peoples Trust Company for many years until her retirement.
She was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church, former president of the St. Anne's Altar Society, and a member for many years of the Rural Youth Group, all of Linton. She had volunteered at the Linton-Stockton Elementary School for several years. She loved and enjoyed bowling, dancing, and all Linton Miner Sports, especially football.
She is survived by her five sons, Ron Sparks of Linton; Tom Sparks of Linton; Mike (Rhonda) Sparks of Linton; Patrick Sparks of Terre Haute; and Brent (Chris) Sparks of Linton; four daughters; Chris (Larry) Jerrells of Linton; Linda (Russ) Asher of Creighton, Nebraska; Jan (Bud) Hood of Shelburn, and Lori (Le) Sparks of Robinson, Ill.; twenty-six grandchildren, and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ronald R. Sparks on Nov. 12, 1998; siblings, Mary Hostinsky, Anna Stefancik, Elizabeth Scecina, Sister Rose Celine, helene Mario, Frank , Thomas, and George Scecina, and infant siblings, Michael, John, and Julianna Scecina.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, Father Michael Madden officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton. Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8.p.m., with the Rosary recitation at 7 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Memorial Contributions can be given to the Linton Community Food Pantry through the funeral home at Welch and Cornett, 140 E. Vincennes St., Linton, IN 47441. Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.