Lena L. Sparks

September 18, 1940 ‒ April 24, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Lena L. “Star” “Granny” Sparks, age 76, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on September 18, 1940 in Seco, Kentucky to the late Johnnie and Garnet (Bayes) Greene. Lena was formerly employed at Chattanooga Glass, and later was a nurse aide at Country Court Nursing Home until she had to take care of her parents. After her parents passed away, Lena was an in home nurse aide until she could no longer work because of macular degeneration. She was member of the Sitka Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky.

Lena is survived by her daughter Shirley (Gordon) Simmons; her grandson Andy (Erin) Simmons; two great grandchildren, Alexis Stringfellow, Andrea Simmons; three brothers, Michael Greene, Ted (Christy) Greene, John Wayne (Mary) Greene; two sister, Arbra Huff, Sue Pennington; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lena was preceded in death by three brothers, Loren, Ora, and Ova Greene; her sister Berneeda Baldwin; her brother-in-law Bob Huff and her sister-in-law Debbie Greene.

Friends may call on Friday from 5-7PM at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A service will be held on Saturday, at the funeral home, beginning at 1PM with Pastor Jim McKenzie officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Lena L. “Star” “Granny” Sparks.

  • We send our love and prayers to the family. She was such a sweet lady and we enjoyed meeting her at family events.

  • What a blessing to have known such a sweet person. We thank God that he put Lena in our path.

  • Such wonderful memories I have of Lena. She has always been such a sweet part of our family. Mom and Dad always loved her as did I. I am sorry for your pain of losing her.

  • Lena was a treasure. I’m sure the family will miss her greatly. Sincerely Kathy Chadil