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Greenfield First Baptist Church
Friday November 26th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Greenfield First Baptist Church
Saturday November 27th, 2021

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Walnut Creek Cemetery
Saturday November 27th, 2021

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Shirley M. Sparks

Shirley Mae Sparks, 85, of Greenfield, died at St. Catherine’s Manor in Washington C.H. on Sunday, November 21, 2021. She was born on Monday, April 6, 1936, in Highland County, the daughter of the late Guy and Emma Younker Hilterbrand. She married Robert Sparks on October 25, 1957. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1976.

She is survived by two daughters, Roberta Hollar of South Salem, Nora (Greg) Coleman of Greenfield, two sons, David (Eldeana) Sparks and Gary (Kathy) Sparks all of Greenfield. ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Natasha Sparks, one son-in-law, Kevin Hollar, one sister and one brother.

Shirley was a 1954 graduate of the Edward Lee McClain High School. She retired from Greenfield Research in 2008 after thirty years of service. She was a life long member of the First Baptist Church in Greenfield where she was a member of the Helen Barrett Missionary Circle. She had been a volunteer at the Greenfield Christian Center.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2021 in the Greenfield First Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Stokes officiating. Following the service, Shirley will be laid to rest beside her husband in Walnut Creek Cemetery. Family and friends may visit with Shirley’s family on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenfield First Baptist Church, 250 Lafeyette St., Greenfield, OH 45123. The Anderson – Ebright Funeral Home, Greenfield, is serving the family.

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Mary Gose Nov 24 2021 10:06 PM

I am sorry for your loss of a great lady. She made everyone feel loved and always made everyone welcome. She taught me a lot.

Alice Taylor Nov 24 2021 10:35 AM

So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. She was a dear friend to my Grandmother, Helen Kennedy. Thinking of their reunion in heaven made me smile. Love and prayers to your family.

Robin Gorrell Nov 23 2021 10:28 PM

Shirley i loved you as if you was my mother;thank you for being there for the family all of us. You always had the big heart. But your in heaven now tasha singing to you once agan. I will see you guys one day.❤ i love you dearly. You was rock alwsyd

Kathy sparks Nov 23 2021 11:58 AM

Dave , Sorry to hear about your mother passing. Sympathies to all your family.

Kay Simmons& family Nov 23 2021 10:03 AM

RIP Momma Shirley. You always had a smile for everyone. You will be missed by all who knew you. God blessed us with you.

Jessica Proper Nov 22 2021 11:35 PM