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JoAnn Sparks

September 24, 1930 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 91)

Obituary

Josephine Ann ‘JoAnn’ Rose Sparks (nee Vetter), beloved mother of Steven C. (Patti) Sparks of Madison, Indiana, Stanley P., Scott J. and Sean E. Sparks, Sharon Murray, Sandy (David Ronan) Martin, Shirley (Chris) Knierim and Stephanie (Eileen) Sparks-Gibson, all of Cincinnati, Ohio, Stuart G. Sparks of Loveland, Ohio, Sydney D. (Cindy) Sparks of Aurora, Indiana and Susan D. (Charlie Neal) Sparks of Hebron, Kentucky.  Loving grandmother of Seth, Roxanne, Valerie, Alisha, David, Josh, Kevin, Kristina, Stacy, Ryan, Brandon, Matthew, Chad, Dylan, Nathan, Nicole, Airellee, Samantha and her great-grandchildren Javier, Gavin, Mason, Adelaide, Lennon, Sophia, Raiya, Allyson, Julius, Alayah, Jaedyn, Jeremiah, Jaxon and Memphis. Dear sister of the late Edwin and Robert Vetter and Catherine Spiess. Preceded in death by her parents, Edwin Vetter and Josephine (nee Hildebrandt) Vetter and her former husband Donald E. Sparks.
JoAnn graduated from St. Xavier Commercial School and during her working years she was employed by Catholic Social Services as a Home Health Aide. JoAnn loved to work outside in her garden. She loved to spend time at Fernbank Park, watching the boats go by. She loved all animals, especially her pets throughout the years, including her two boys Simon and Sonny. Her greatest love was for her family, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was the epitome of grace, love and faith. We were truly blessed to have her as our family matriarch. JoAnn passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Artis of Mason Senior Living; she was 91 years old. Memorial contributions may be made to Cincinnati Animal Care, 3949 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

Visitation Friday, January 14, 12PM-1PM at St. William Church, 4108 W. 8th Street, Price Hill.  Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1:00PM.  Interment St. Joseph Old Cemetery. Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home serving the family.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 14, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
St. William Church
4108 W. 8th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
January 14, 2022

1:00 PM
St. William Church
4108 W. 8th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45205

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