Frances Sparks Obituary

Frances M. Sparks
Frances M. Sparks

October 26, 1925 - June 3, 2019
Born in Butler County, Missouri
Resided in Granite City, Illinois
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Frances M. Sparks, 93, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Hillsboro, Illinois.

She was born October 26, 1925 in Butler County, Missouri, a daughter of the late Charles and Savanah (Willard) Lilly.

She married William M. Sparks in 1948 and he passed away in 1991.

She was a member of the Clark Avenue Church of Christ in Granite City and will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally A. Sparks; two sisters, Vada Sisco and Maggie Fallin and three brothers, Charles, William and John Lilly.

She is survived by a granddaughter and her husband, Marcy and Kevin Howard of Butler, Illinois; three great grandchildren, Heather Smoot, Kyle Vegas and David Bailey; four great great grandchildren, Zayden, Zoey, Stevie and Keegan; special family friends, Nathan Dickey and Charles Roberts; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon with Pastor Joe Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and may be accepted at the funeral home.




Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Thursday, June 6, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Thursday, June 6, 2019
12:00 PM
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
5000 North Illinois Avenue
Fairview Heights, IL US
Thursday, June 6, 2019


American Diabetes Association
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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