Kathleen E. Sparks

March 30, 1944 ~ March 19, 2018 (age 73)

Kathleen E. Sparks 73 of Butler, Ohio formally of Oberlin passed away March 19 2018 at Welcome Nursing Home after a long illness.  She was born in Lorain March 30 1944.  Kathy worked in the family insulation business for a number of years & then Murray Ridge Center as an Aid for 8 years. Kathy attended Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  She enjoyed horses for many years and had them in 4-H as a young lady, also supporting her chidren & neice in 4-H, she was also an Advisor of Saddle Lites 4-H club for many years. Kathy loved her dogs and were her constant companions during her life. She was an avid farmer of vegetables, flowers and fruit trees, just a hard working farm girl who enjoyd bailing hay as well.  After moving down to Knox county she made many Amish friends and enjoyed spending time & helping them as well.  Kathy is survived by her Husband James Sparks Sr. Butler, Ohio, daughter Cindy (Haroon) Tawaf of Rochester, N.Y., sons James (Cynthia) Sparks Jr. S. Amherst & Ken Sparks of Cincinnati, 2 brothers Edgar (Mitsuko) Clark of Oberlin & Ronald Clark of New York, N.Y. Grandchildren & Step Grandchildren Joshua, Juliana, Sarah, Mateen, Dustin, Alex (Sylvia), Jessica, Estelle, Megan, Avelynn, Cullen, Nathan and McKenna.  Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Edgar & Helen Clark, sister JoAnn McFarland.  Visitation will be Thursday March 22 2018 from 6-8pm at the Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin. Services will be Friday March 23 at 11am in the funeral home with Pastor Mike Sartor officiating. Burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin.  In luie of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Lorain County 4-H Club Scholarships.   Online condolences may be made to

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