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Sparks, Ed
1942 - 2017
Ed Sparks, 74, of Plain City, passed away on September 14, 2017 at the James Cancer Hospital. Ed was born on November 15, 1942 in Norwalk, Ohio to the late Howard and Mary Sparks. Ed graduated from Bluffton College and Indiana University with degrees in Social Work. He began his career in Bellefontaine, Ohio and for over 50 years he had a distinguished career committed to helping children. Ed is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elaine Sparks; sons, Steve (Gina) Sparks, and Matthew (Meghan) Sparks; daughter, Susann (Jim) Wittig; grandchildren, Ben, Zach, Aidan, Keaton, Luke, Emily, and Drew; brothers, Tom (Audrey) Sparks and Ronald (Pat) Sparks; sister, Sharon (Jim) Springer. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, and nephew, PFC Jason Sparks. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel at DUBLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH, 81 West Bridge Street, Dublin, Ohio 43017, where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Dublin Community Church, 81 West Bridge Street, Dublin, Ohio 43017. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 16, 2017
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