LOIS SPARKS, 88 ROCKFORD - Lois Sparks, 88, of Rockford died April 27, 2010. Born July 21, 1921, in Worthington, Mo., the daughter of Rollie and Verda (Wilson) Ledford. United in marriage to Orville Sparks in October 1939, in Kahoka, Mo. Lois was a loving mother and grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family. Survived by son, James (Linda) Sparks; daughter, Jean (Vic) Galluzzo; granddaughters, Teresa (Bruce) Barch, Paula (Andy) Awe, Mari Jean (Jeff) Lassek and Vickie (Kenneth) Craig; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; husband, Orville Sparks; and brothers, Murl, Orval and Berk Ledford. Special thanks to Provena Cor Mariae Center and Heartland Hospice. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, with visitation from 1 p.m. to time of service. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials to the family. Tributes to the family at sunset fhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 29 to May 5, 2010