Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

July 5, 2012

Winnie Mae Sparks

Pauls Valley Democrat

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Winnie Mae Sparks of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Ellis and Ruby (Jones) Baker on February 28, 1933 in Byars, Oklahoma and passed from this life on July 2, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 79 years.

Winnie grew up and attended school in Bethel, Oklahoma and Whiteflat, Texas. She married Jack O. Sparks in Sulphur, Oklahoma on October 19, 1949 and together they made their home in California and Oregon.

In 2004, Winnie moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Rock Hound Club and the Gospel Assembly Church in Oregon. In her spare time she enjoyed collecting rocks, making jewelry, and belt buckles.

Winnie was a great story teller and also was the family photographer.

Mrs. Sparks is survived by her brother: Calvin Baker and wife Lorene of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 2 sisters: Vergie Courtney of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and Georgia Wilson and husband Glen of Maysville, Oklahoma; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her extended family: Wayne and Sharon McDonald and children of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mrs. Sparks was preceded in death by her husband, Jack O. Sparks; parents, Ellis and Ruby Baker; brothers: Nick Baker, “Rass” Baker, Earl Baker, Frank Baker and Bud Baker; and sister, Leona Davis.

Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. in the Wooster Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Paoli Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

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