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Delores Sparks McColley

Birth
Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Aug 1955 (aged 25)
Fort Leonard Wood, Pulaski County, Missouri, USA
Burial Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 62719624 · View Source
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FORMER LOCAL GIRL LOSES LIFE IN PLANE CRASH
Mrs. Delores Sparks McColley, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sparks of St. Louis, who formerly lived in this city, was one of the passengers killed in the crash of an American Airlines plane near Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., August 4.
Mrs. McColley was en route from Ardmore, Okla., where her husband is stationed at the airbase, to visit her parents in St. Louis and had transferred to American Airlines at Springfield, Mo.
The Sparks family lived in Caruthersville for many years until moving to St. Louis about 18 years ago. Mr Sparks was well-known here as a member of the Fire Department, having been driver of the fire truck for several years.
Mr. McColley was born in this city on December 12, 1929, and attended the local schools until the family moved to St. Louis, where she finished her education. She was a member of the Methodist church.
On January 8, 1955, in Ardmore, she was married to Alle Gerald McColley, who survives.
She also leaves her parents; two daughters, Jerry Lynn and Barbara Ann Clemons of St. Louis; a brother, Larry Lee Sparks and a sister Mrs. Betty Douglas both of St. Louis.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Wilfred House of the Hayti Methodist church conducting the services. Burial was in Maple Cemetery.
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, August 12, 1955


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  • Created by: wanda
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62719624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Delores Sparks McColley (12 Dec 1929–4 Aug 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62719624, citing Maple Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by wanda (contributor 47041557) .