Barbara B. Sparks

Barbara B. Sparks
Bloomington, Ind.
Barbara B. Sparks, 78, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Bell Trace Health and Living Center in Bloomington.
She was born on May 1, 1934 in Dugger, Indiana the daughter of Orlando and Lucille (Walters) Breck. She was a graduate of Union High School and attended Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute. She retired as Business Office Supervisor of the Bloomington office for A.T. &T. (formerly Indiana Bell Telephone Co.) after 35 years of service.
Barbara was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Women's Auxillary and a staunch supporter of the I.U. Varsity Club and Indiana University athletics. She enjoyed attending and watching both the football and basketball teams whenever possible
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cara and Chuck Brock of Bloomington, her son and daughter-in-law, Breck and Tami Sparks of Newburgh, IN, and five grandsons; Breck Sparks, Jr., Bruce (Jen) Sparks, Brandon Sparks, Cody Brock and Casey Brock.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold J. Sparks in 2000.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, 4155 S. Old St Rd 37 in Bloomington with Pastor Steve Brown officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Linton, IN. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the I.U. Varsity Club or to the American Parkinson Disease Association in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Allen Funeral Home and Crematory
4155 South Old State Road 37 Bloomington, IN 47401-7483

Published in Courier Press on Mar. 15, 2013