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Gladys M. Sparks

d. April 24, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 South Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Father Russell Judge and Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: selected favorite hymns.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Pat Luebrecht, Tra Hudson, Jim Thorpe, Ernie Brown, Edwin Brown and Eddie Stuart.

Gladys M. (Ebers) Sparks passed away at approximately 5:00 p.m. at her home in Vandalia on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. She was a 1944 Bowling Green High School graduate and after graduating, she worked for the Bowling Green Times newspaper for a couple years. She then worked a short time n the Pike County Treasurer's office. Gladys then worked as the Pike County Deputy Clerk from 1950 until 1955; then again from 1967 until she retired in 1983. She was a Catholic by faith and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Vandalia. Gladys was also a member of the Vandalia VFW Post 2173 Ladies Auxiliary and she enjoyed having and attending garage sales, playing bingo and traveling and camping with her husband, Bill, after retirement.

Born: January 31, 1926 in the rural Ashley, Missouri area the daughter of Ernest Joseph and Luella Lou (Thompson) Ebers.

Married: William E. "Bill" Sparks at St. Clements, Missouri on September 24, 1949; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, Bill of Vandalia; two sons: Barry E. and wife, Crystal Sparks of Vandalia; Thomas L. and wife, Jacqueline Sparks of Washington, Missouri; one brother, Tom Ebers of Kansas City; one half-sister, Wilma Stuart of Brookhaven, Mississippi; four grandchildren, Brian C. Sparks of Jacksonville, Illinois; Stephanie R. Sparks of Vandalia; Megan L. Sparks and Adam J. Sparks both of Washington, Missouri; a very special friend, Tresa Day; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; three brothers, Harold Ebers, Robert Ebers and James Ebers; two half-brothers, Bennie Luebbers and Hurley Luebbers; one sister, Clementine Thorpe and two half-sisters, Frances Bridwell and Ruby Thorpe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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