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Ava Louise (Moden) Sparks, 95, died on December 6, 2017 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk, Iowa. Ava was born on September 26, 1922 to Elmer & Ida Moden in Plano, Iowa.

She married Forrest Franklin Sparks in 1939. That union had two sons Jerry Eugene Sparks, and Lloyd “Keith” Sparks. Ava was a pastry chef at Central National Bank, a homemaker, loving mother and grandmother. Forrest and Ava attended Grace Baptist Church in Des Moines. They had a cabin at Lake Rathbun that the entire family enjoyed for many years, even after Forrest passed in 1986. They also attended the Iconium United Methodist Church in Moravia, near their cabin. Ava loved to quilt, crochet, garden and bake. She had beautiful flower beds throughout her yard.

Left to cherish her memory is her son: Lloyd “Keith” (Judy) Sparks, of Winterset; grandchildren: Jerry (Diane) Sparks, of Winterset; Bobette (Kevin) Marvin of Mt Vernon; Tammy (Richard) Zwer, of Ottumwa; Cindy “CJ” Sparks (Boyd Tiffin), of Bella Vista, AR; Steve (Michele) Sparks of Norwalk, many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Forrest; her son Jerry, and her grandchildren Andrew and Sally Sparks.

A memorial visitation will be held at Hamilton’s near Highland Memorial Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines, on Saturday December 16th, 2017, from 10-11:30 am, with graveside service directly following at Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to send out a special Thank You to the staff at Norwalk Recency for their wonderful care and attention to GMA during her time there.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
12:00 pm
Graveside Service
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Burial
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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