Ruby E. Sparks
Ruby E. Sparks
  • March 4, 1927 - June 11, 2016
  • Markle, Indiana

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Ruby E. (Lahr) Sparks, 89 of Markle passed away at 12:10 am on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Markle Health and Rehab. Ruby had worked for Wabash Magnetics for several years before retiring from Pyle Industries. She enjoyed playing bingo and fishing. Ruby was an excellent cook, and was a member of the West Rock Creek Township Home Ec. Club

Ruby was born on March 4, 1927 in Rock Creek Township, a daughter of James L. and Hattie. (Broyles) Lahr. Her parents preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to Arthur L. Sparks on May 31, 1946 in Warren. Her husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters: Dixie (Mark) Oldham of Markle, Rita Kaehr of Decatur, and Julia (Kenneth Gillespie) Sparks of Markle; five sisters: Maribelle Sparks of Markle, Delphia ( Don) Marshall of Markle, Rosie (Carl) Christian of Huntington, Kay (Don) Bolding of Huntington, and Chris Tester of Huntington; a daughter-in-law: DeeAnn Sparks; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son Roger Sparks, a grandson Justin Fuller, and 3 brothers: Roy Lahr, Meredith Lahr, and Clarence "Bud" Lahr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday June 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel.

A Funeral service will be held on Friday June 17, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel with one hour of calling prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Star of Hope Cemetery

Memorial donations may be made out to Ride 2 Provide or Help the Hopeful of Grant County in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.