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August 1, 1926 ~ March 6, 2018 (age 91)
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Mary Catherine Duncan Sparks

Age 91

Of Niota

Passed away Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018

At her residence.


A native of Pilesville, MD and longtime resident of McMinn County, she was the daughter of the late Otho and Emma List Duncan and was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Jesse James Sparks; three sisters and one brother. She was a member of Woodbine Believer’s Assembly in Woodbine, PA.


Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law,

   Barbara and Roger Harrington of Red Lion, PA.

Four sons and three daughters-in-law,

   Robert and Phyllis Sparks of Niota

   James A. and Dona Sparks of Brogue, PA.

   Donald and Cindy Sparks of Red Lion, PA.

   George Sparks of Brogue, PA.

Several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Bro. Mitchell Wright officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm Thursday prior to the funeral at Ziegler Funeral Home.

 Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018  in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Sunnyburn, PA, with Harkins Funeral Home, Delta, PA handling local arrangements.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mary Catherine Duncan Sparks.

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