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Mildred Sparks, 92, Adair Co., KY native (1930-2023)
Mildred Jean Dillingham Sparks of Edmonton passed away peacefully on January 25, 2023 at her residence, with her family by her side. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Edmonton United Methodist Church, 302 S. Main St. Edmonton, KY. Entombment will follow in the Metcalfe County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be on Sunday from 10amCT until 2pmCT at the Edmonton United Methodist Church.
She was born on June 25, 1930, in the Egypt Community of Adair County, which at that time was known as the Absher Community to the late Robert O. and Flora Morris Dillingham. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years William Penick "Billy" Sparks.
Mrs. Sparks was a member of the Edmonton United Methodist Church and over the years served on many committees within the church. She was a graduate of Columbia High School and then attended Lindsey Wilson College and continued her education at Western Kentucky University in Elementary Education and achieved a Master's in Counseling with an emphasis in Administration.
Mrs. Sparks began her teaching career in Edmonton as a fourth-grade teacher at Edmonton Elementary, where she became a favorite teacher of many students. She then moved to the new Elementary School as a counselor and later became a a counselor at Metcalfe County High School before retiring and leaving a legacy.
At the age of ninety-two she was able to live in her own home until her death, having numerous caregivers that will forever be in the family's hearts.
Survivors include two children Patricia L. "Patti" Antle (Dan) of Columbia, KY and William Richard "Rick" Sparks of Edmonton, KY; grandchildren Daniel L. Antle, Jordan C. Antle (Brandi) and William B. "Ben" Antle (Claudia); great granddaughters Calli and Atia Antle; a special great grandson Leonardo "Leo" Antle and other great grandchildren Santiago and Samantha Guerrero and Cami and Madi Traylor; a brother Robert L. Dillingham (Evelyn); a niece and nephew Randee Norris and Robby Dillingham; a grand-dog "Kennedy"; a special friend Cricket Gilpin and several other friends and relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Earl Dillingham (Evelyn) and Joe Dillingham (Judy) and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Carter and Mary Sparks.
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at stottsphelpsmcquearyfh.com.
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