Rushville Republican

Obituaries

December 11, 2012

Elsie Jane Sparks, 75

RUSHVILLE — Elsie Jane Sparks, 75, passed away at her home in Laurel (Lakeview) Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. She had been in failing health for two years.

Elsie was born Aug. 2, 1937 in Metamora to Conley and Oma (Mobley) Hunter.

She married Arlin Wayne Sparks Oct. 5, 1956 in Brookville; they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

She was a 1956 graduate of Brookville High School. For nearly 20 years, she was employed by the Fayette/Franklin County School Corp. as a bus aide. Besides being a housewife, she enjoyed sewing, babysitting, reading, sitting in the warmth of the sun and being with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; sons, Kenneth (Debra) Sparks of Rushville, Darrell (Joyce) Sparks of Laurel, Paul Sparks of Laurel, James (Debbie) Sparks of Andersonville; daughters, Debra Lewis of Laurel and Crystal (Jake) Van Wye of Shelbyville; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray Hunter of Batavia, Ohio, Paul (Mary) Hunter of McKee, Ky., Larry (Connie) Hunter of Indianapolis, Garry Hunter of McKee, Ky., James (Karen) Hunter of Shelbyville; and sisters, Eva (Paul) Fuchs of Metamora and Ruth (Richard) Moore of Red Level, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, William (“PeeWee”) Hunter, Roy Hunter and Herbert Hunter.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 and funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church, 25220 Chapel Road, Laurel with Bro. Rob Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Mobley Addition of Metamora Cemetery.

Cook Funeral Home, Brookville is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buena Southern Missionary Baptist Church in support of church outreach projects or the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana at kidneyindiana.org.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 3 obit workman 041514 pic Hazel L. Workman, 76 March 11, 1938 - April 12, 2014 Hazel L. Workman, 76, a long time Rushville resident, passed away April 12, 2014 in Rush Memorial Hospital. She was born March 11, 1938 in Shelbyville to Henry Wilson and Pearl (Lore) Huddleston. She spent her early life in Connersville and had bee

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hugh Smith, 67 Nov. 13, 1946 - April 9, 2014 Hugh Smith, 67, of Greensburg, passed away at his residence in Greensburg. Hugh was born in Manchester, Ky., on Nov. 13, 1946, a son of the late Alice (Maxie) and Theo Smith Grave Side Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, in Westpo

    April 11, 2014

  • 3 obit earlywine 041114 pic John William Earlywine, 27 Jan. 9, 1987 - April 6, 2014 John William Earlywine, 27, of Rushville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his residence in Rush County. He was born Jan. 9, 1987 in Connersville, the son of Linda (Crabtree) and Martin Earlywine. He was employed as a forklift opera

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 3 obit leining 041114 pic Robert J. Leining, 59 Dec. 3, 1954 - April 8, 2014 Robert J. Leining, 59, a longtime Rushville resident passed away April 8, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Middletown, Conn., on Dec. 3, 1954 to Herbert K. and Alva (Olsen) Leining Sr., both deceased. Bob grew up i

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Robert R. Spiker, 82 April 19, 1931 - March 27, 2014 Robert R. Spiker, 82, Arlington, passed away on March 27, 2014 in Rushville. He was born on April 19, 1931 to the late Robert Ezra and Ethel Pauline (Disney) Spiker. Survivors include sons,Tommy (Linda), Barry, Mike (Ruth), James (Carol), Kevin (Mis

    April 7, 2014

  • 3 obit sippel 040814 pic Alvin C. Sippel Jr., 72 July 29, 1941 - April 6, 2014 Alvin C. Sippel Jr., 72, a long time Rush County resident passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Rushville. Alvin was born in Tinley Park, Ill., on July 29, 1941 to the late Alvin C. and Elsie (Holtstein) Sipple Sr. Alvin was a 1959 graduate of Carl Sa

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Helen Garrett (nee Byrd), 77 Helen Garrett (nee Byrd), 77, of Rushville and formerly of Cincinnati died April 3, 2014 at Mercy Health, Fairfield, Ohio. She had been a convenience store manager, was the devoted mother of James R. "Bob" Garrett and the dear sister of Maggie Fisher

    April 6, 2014

  • Barbara A. Hughes, 66 June 30, 1947 - April 4, 2014 Barbara A. Hughes, 66, of Rushville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 in Rushville. She was born Indianapolis June 30, 1947 to the late Bonnie Carlo and Myrtle (Owens) Feltner. A time of remembrance will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at

    April 6, 2014

  • Donald A. Reddick, 68 June 29, 1945 - April 2, 2014 Donald A. Reddick, 68, of Shelbyville passed away April 2, 2014. He was born June 29, 1945 in Rush County to Jean D. and Bernadine (McDaniel) Reddick, both deceased. He married Alice (Hutton) Reddick on Feb. 4, 1965 and she survives. Donald graduated

    April 4, 2014

  • 3 obit fletcher 040414 pic Evelyn Marjory Fletcher, 85 Oct. 21, 1928 - April 2, 2014 Evelyn Marjory Fletcher, 85, a life time Rush County resident, passed away April 2, 2014 in Rushville. She was born Oct. 21, 1928 in Rush County to William L.C. and Etta (Harper) McAlister. She was a 1948 graduate of Rushville High School. Marjor

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.