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Sparks, Linda S.

Sparks, Linda S.

October 27, 1948 — August 29, 2021

Linda Sue Sparks, 72, died peacefully at home on August 29, 2021. Masks will be required at the visitation from 6-8PM, Thursday, September 9 and also at the services at 10AM, Friday, September 10, both at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Linda was born October 27, 1948, the daughter of Erman and Mae Coulter. She graduated from Argentine High School, Class of 1966. In July of 1966, she married the love of her life, the slightly grumpy, Ronnie Sparks. Ronnie and Linda lived near his family on the West Side until 1976 when they lost their house to a fire and moved to Overland Park where Linda continued to live until 2017 when she moved in with her daughter after a fall triggered dementia. As a young girl and into adulthood Linda attended William Jewell Baptist Church where she was saved by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Linda was always working and was proud to work for Hass-Wilkerson for 40 years, from 1973 – 2013. Ronnie was a Shriner and Linda joined him as a Tin Lizzy and had a lot of fun at their various events. She was always beautifully put together. Her hair, makeup, and clothes were always flattering. Linda was most content listening to music, dancing with her son-in-law, John, and eating ice cream. She was a talented baker and we will all miss her Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Erman and Mae Coulter, her husband Ronnie “Sparkie” Sparks and her brother-in-laws Raymond Sparks and Rick Stubbs, and beloved dog, Sparkie. Linda is survived by her daughters Ronda Mikessell (Kurt) and Lisa Kirk (John) of the home; five grandchildren, Russell, Cody, Cory, Lauren and Roni Lyn; three great grandchildren, Lena, Noah, Kruz; brothers Larry (Sherry) Coulter, Carl Coulter; sister Sheryl (Tony) Turner; and sister-in-laws, Nancy (Gary), Lula and Nita; six niece, eight nephews; several great nieces and nephews. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Memorial contributions may be made to Abdallah Shrine Transportation Fund, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66202.

Service Information

Masks will be required at the visitation from 6-8PM, Thursday, September 9 and also at the services at 10AM, Friday, September 10, both at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Abdallah Shrine Transportation Fund, 5300 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66202.

Sparks, Linda S.'s Guestbook

I am so sorry to hear of this great loss. Linda will be deeply missed. I have many good memories while working with her at H&W. Every year it was required that she bring her famous red velvet cake to the office Thanksgiving luncheon. For years her recipe was secret but she finally shared it with me. It was never as good as hers. I also had to pleasure of knowing her husband, Ronnie. He used to pick up the mail at H&W many years ago. Rest in peace Linda.

Chris Pate

I've known Ronda and Lisa for many years. Linda was an amazing mother to her daughters, always a great time with the Sparks. When I moved to Overland Park and roomed with Ronda, her folks adopted us in and looked out for us. So sorry for the loss of Linda, I know her family and friends will truly miss you. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Nancy Greub Drake

So sorry for loss praying for all the family God Bless you and Family

Josef Kuchar

Sending prayers and love to your family. Linda was an ex sister in law but was always nice to me. Loved her smile. God bless you all. 🙏🏼

Kathy Petesch

I will remember so many times with your momma!!!! Love to both Ronda and Lisa! ❤

Christine Whitebread

To Linda's family, I have known Linda for many years. We went on a lot of trips and some bus trips to Branson. She was a fun-loving and wonderful friend. She will be missed by all. My Sincere Sympathy to her family. R.I.P sweet girl. Love you.

Anna Marie Swearengin

I am sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace, Linda. I’ll always remember you from our time at H&W!

Janet Berry

Linda was a beautiful person who always had a smile, an open door, a good story and COOKIES! Linda will always be in my heart on Kessler cl in the old hood. All my love to the family. Fondly, Hallie XXOO ❤

Hallie Ingram

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