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Mary Jane Sparks

September 28, 1933 August 3, 2020
Mary Jane Sparks
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Mary Jane Sparks, 86, of Evart, formerly of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on August 3, 2020 at home. She was born on September 28, 1933 to Joseph and Fern (Crofoot) Hasted in Newaygo, Michigan. She graduated from Newaygo High School in 1951. In 1963 she married Van F. Sparks in Newaygo, Michigan. She held her first job in Fremont, Michigan at Gerber Baby Foods. She moved to Kansas City in 1955 where she worked as a Collateral Department Manager at United Missouri Bank retiring in 1995. While in Kansas City, she was a member of the United Church of Christ and the local chapter of Eastern Stars. She was a member of a women's bowling team for many years and they traveled widely across the USA to participate in tournaments. She was an avid Kansas City Royals baseball fan and a season ticket holder for over 25 years. She moved back to Evart, Michigan in 2009. Mary is survived by her sister Sharen Hasted of Evart, three nephews: Bob (Linda) Ridderikhoff of Algonac, Bill (Leigh Velie) Ridderikhoff of Newaygo, Gary (Stacy) Hasted of Hesperia; two nieces: Sue (Mike) Marker of Evart, Michelle Jackson of Hesperia; 12 great nephews and nieces, 11 great-great nephews and nieces, 3 great-great-great nephews and nieces; two stepdaughters: Altona Duston and family of Kansas City, Missouri and Diana Kelsey and family of Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband, Van F. Sparks; her parents, Fern & Joseph Hasted, her sisters, Arlene Ridderikhoff and her husband, John; Doris Melvin and her husband, Kenneth; her brothers, Keith Hasted and Gene Hasted and his wife, Mary June; her niece, Elaine Ridderikhoff; her great nephew, Reid Ridderikhoff. Visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am with funeral services at 11:00 am at the Newaygo Cemetery under the pavilion. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please share your memories of Mary online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Aug

10:00 AM 8/7/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Newaygo Cemetery

State Rd.
Newaygo, MI 49337

In the pavilion

Newaygo Cemetery
State Rd. Newaygo 49337 MI
United States

Service

Friday

7

Aug

11:00 AM 8/7/2020 11:00:00 AM
Newaygo Cemetery

State Rd.
Newaygo, MI 49337

In the pavilion

Newaygo Cemetery
State Rd. Newaygo 49337 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Newaygo Cemetery Final Resting Place

State Rd.
Newaygo, MI 49337

State Rd. Newaygo 49337 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Spectrum Health - Meijer Heart Center

100 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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