Mary C. Sparks

October 29, 1930 ‒ March 29, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Mary C. Sparks, 88, of Delaware passed away Friday morning, March 29, 2019 at the Country Club Retirement Center in Delaware, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 29, 1930 in Knox County, Ohio the daughter of the late Glenn & Mabel (Hogle) Huddelston. Mary graduated from high school and would go on to attend Kent State University in Culinary Arts. She would go on to be a school cook with Johnstown Elementary for many years. Mary attended Church services at the Country Club with Rev. Tracy officiating.

Left to cherish her memory are son Gary (Teresa) Sparks; daughter Linda (Theron) Harris; grandchildren Glen & Scott Sparks, Brad Bisang, Christine (Craig) Carrigan, Amanda (Shawn) Fulwider, Jeremy, Shane & Sheila Sparks; numerous great grandchildren .

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bob, Carl, Dick, and Gerald Huddleston, sister Eileen Beaver.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She was also known for her wonderful cooking skills, her family will remember her beef and noodles, orange cookies, and Watergate cake. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and her frequent trips to Hawaii.  Her family will remember her as the loving and caring person she was.

Grandson Glenn Sparks will officiate a funeral service Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 . Family and friends may call from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will be at a later date.

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The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is honored to serve the Sparks family.

  • Sorry for your loss I always enjoyed the time I spent with Mary
    With love and prayers

  • I worked at the Country Club about 4 years ago in activities. Mary was such a job to be around. She was always smiling and was such an optimist. I remember telling her when I grow up I want to be just like you. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We got to know Mary when we would come to Country Club for several years, on Monday evenings, to sing hymns with the residents. Mary quickly became one of our favorite people. She loved to sing the hymns, ! we always made sure we sang “I’ll Fly Away”, as that was one of her favorites. She always had a smile on her face! We remember when she showed us all her little sun-wigglers lined up on her windowsill, and she said someday she would spread her arms and fly away home to Jesus. We were able to attend her funeral, and so enjoyed hearing all the stories her grandson shared.
    We know that Mary is home with her Lord. Our prayers will be with your family in the time ahead, as you miss her presence. She sure was a special lady