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Dorothy H. 'Duck' Sparks, 80, of Sullivan, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Sullivan on June 22, 1937, to Fredy and Anna H. (Ridge) Shepler.
Duck was a member of the Merom United Methodist Church. She was the deputy auditor for Hendricks County one term with 15 years of service before she retired in 1993. She enjoyed reading, shopping with Ester and playing cards with her neighbors.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey (Sharon) Sparks of Linton and Jerry Joseph (Connie) Sparks of Danville, Ind.; a daughter, Jenifer (Marvin Sr.) Wickware of Terre Haute, Ind.; four grandchildren, Ryan (Nicole) Oppy, Sam Sparks, Marvin Jr. (Beth) Wickware and Carmen Wickware; four great-grandchildren, Nathanial and Gabriel Wickware, and Lydia and Margaret Oppy; and her fur baby, Will. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; five brothers, Fredy Jr., Paul, Lester, John and Jim Shepler; and three sisters, Freida Hayhurst, Ann Cox and infant Katherine Shepler.
A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Breckenridge Assisted Living Activity Room in Sullivan. Dorothy will be laid to rest in Merom Cemetery in Merom, Ind., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service.
All arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, Linton, Ind. Online condolences may be sent to:
Published on November 28, 2017
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