Betty Louise Sparks, age 83 of 1112 N. Jefferson St. Mexico, Mo., 65265, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Betty was born May 3, 1930, in Rhodes, Iowa, to Ronald Edward and Leola "Peggy" Orene (Inglis) Duffy.
Betty is survived by her husband, Russell Wayne Sparks, 5 children, Lynne Sparks, Deborah Hughes, Teresa (and Steve Waln), Thomas (and Sherry Sparks), Lisa (and Slaman Dean), one sister, Fonda (and Ronald Riemenschneider), 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Kentucky Road Christian Church in Mexico, Missouri. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service. Private family interment will be held in Clemons, Iowa at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kentucky Road Christian Church, in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.