|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1918|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2000|
Ruth B. Sparks, 81, Rt. 5, Austin, died Wednesday, March 29, 2000 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
She was born Nov. 4, 1918 in Renova, Minn. to George and Gertrude (Wiedemann) Harvey. she graduated from Austin High School and was married to Wayne Nowell on Nov. 21, 1937, he died Aug. 27, 1966. On Oct. 21, 1970 she was married to Art Sparks, who died July 12, 1990. He had worked in the office of the Austin JC Penney during the 1960's
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Bonnie and Larry Steene, Austin; Joanne and Gene Brinkman, Stewartville; stepchildren Giff and Esther Sparks, Sargeant, Arlene and Bob McNeill, Bowling Green, Mo., Larry and Sharon Sparks, Sargeant, David and Jacki Sparks, Blue Earth, Clinton and Wendy Sparks, Dexter; five grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 16 step great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Hallie Harvey, Dade City, Fla., Laura Rieken, Grand Meadow, Bernice Nowell, Austin, Donna Nowell, Austin, Lizzi Moon, Rochester; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wayne Nowell and Arthur Sparks, parents and ten brothers and sisters.
Service: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Gordon Larson officiating.
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary, Austin, and one hour before services at the church Thursday.
Funeral Home: Clasen-Jordan Mortuary of Austin.
Arthur Mayfield Sparks (1909 - 1990)*
GPS (lat/lon): 43.68493, -92.9783
Created by: K. Pike
Record added: Aug 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11548389