Originally Published: November 9, 2014 6 a.m.
Marie J. Sparks died Oct. 30, 2014, at Good Samaritan Marley House. She was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Germantown, Illinois, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Budde) Albers. Marie was 90 years old.
Marie was an active and devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, as a member of Altar Society, Legion of Mary, and served as a Eucharistic minister.
Marie enjoyed gardening and sewing, and in her own words was proudest of her family.
Marie is survived by her son, Ron of La Plata, New Mexico; daughter Mona M. Burton of Phoenix; sisters Marcella (Roman) Wilhem and Margaret Pollman, both of Illinois; grandchildren, Melissa and Brooke; and great-grandchildren, Rhianna and Keenan.
A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Nov. 13, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury.
Final commendation and farewell will be 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas, Avondale, Arizona. Marie requested memorials to either St. Vincent De Paul or Sacred Heart School, 150 Fleury, Prescott, Arizona.
You are invited to log onto www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign Marie's guestbook and share a memory with the family.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral home assisted the family.
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