MARION — Goldie Marie (Kent) Sparks, born Aug. 2, 1925, to the late Robert Kent and Mable K. Ute, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Kindred Nursing Home in Marion.
She was preceded in death by first husband, Robert Heagren; and second husband, Bert Sparks; and daughters, Barbara Ann Rhiel and Betty Jean VanHouten. Survived by son, William Egerland of Midland, Ark.; daughter, Rita Coffman of Cocoa, Fla.; stepson, Charles Sparks of Columbus; stepdaughter, Vickie Sparks of Marengo; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Grace Clifford of Winamac, Ind.; and brother, Ivan (Betty) Kent of Utica; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, with visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Frank O’Bryan officiating. Interment Moundview Cemetery in Mount Vernon.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.