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Obituaries

December 11, 2013

Martha Sparks

OTTUMWA — Martha Jean Sparks, 84, of 443 Elmdale, died at 11 a.m. December 10, 2013 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born August 3, 1929 in Ottumwa to Joe and Edna Swope Reynolds. She married Carl E. Sparks on October 10, 1951. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2002.

Martha was a 1947 graduate of Ottumwa High School, and had been a resident of Ottumwa all of her life.

Surviving are her children, Connie Keith and Craig Sparks, both of Ottumwa; a grandson, Wes Keith of West Des Moines; a brother, Joe Reynolds of Beloit, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery with Rev. Loyd Osborn officiating.

Visitation begins at 2 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice serving Wapello and Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501

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