Maribelle L. Sparks

Maribelle L. Sparks, 94, of Markle, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Sparks attended West Rock Creek High School. She had worked as an assembly operator at Wabash Magnetics for 23 years, retiring in 1988.

She was born Dec. 9, 1925, in Huntington County to LeRoy J. and Hattie E. Broyles Lahr. She married Vern E. Sparks on Dec. 6, 1946, in Van Buren, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Max E. (Doris) Sparks and James L. (Vicki) Sparks, both of Huntington; a daughter, Linda E. (John) Allen, of Warren; four sisters, Delphia (Don) Marshall of Markle, and Roseleen (Carl) Christen, Melba  Kay (Don) Bolding and Crystal Tester, all of Huntington; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Danny J. Sparks, and a grandson, Jeremy Sparks.

Calling is Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St., Markle. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 10 a.m., with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorials are to Markle Health & Rehabililtation, in care of Myers Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.

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