Theola E. (Meece) Sparks (1932 - 2016)

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Theola E. Sparks, 93, of Wauseon, Ohio, formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in Wauseon, Ohio.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at McInturff Cemetry in Hagarstown, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Private family visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia. Memorials: Crown Point Church in rural Vandalia. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mrs. Sparks was born on Jan. 10, 1922, in Carlinville, the daughter of Virgil Edgar and Edith Lovetta (Cope) Meese. She married Kenneth Floyd Sparks on Nov. 19, 1948, in Piggott, Ark.; he passed away on April 11, 2009.
She was a former secretary, homemaker and Sunday school teacher, and was affiliated with Crown Point Church in rural Vandalia.
She is survived by a son, Steve Sparks and his wife Amy of Vandalia; daughter, Deborah and her husband Joe Roberts of Whitehouse, Ohio; grandchildren, Chris Mason of Springfield, and Amy and her husband Dustin Calhoun of Vandalia; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Will, Erin, Allie and Fern.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and an infant brother, Earl Virgil Meece.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 11 to Jan. 20, 2016