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Joanna "Jo" Grim Sparks, 95, of Glasgow, died Saturday, May 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.
Born in Green Forest, Ark., on June 1, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Ebbie and Rita Smith Grim. She married the late James Sparks on Aug. 1, 1950.
During World War II she contributed to the war effort by installing windshields on airplanes. She was an active member of Glasgow Bible Church and Amar Homemakers.
She is survived by a daughter, Lea Sparks, of Hazard; three grandchildren. Amelia Delaney (Tim). of Monticello, Ill., Laura Grimes, of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Brett Grimes, of Washington, Ill.; a great-granddaughter, Nora Delaney, of Monticello, Ill.; a son-in-law, Steve Grimes, of Washington, Ill.; five nieces: Jenny Lynn Thomas, Betty Huehls, Lynn Miller, Sandra Bircholz and Elise Burke; four nephews: Timothy Reid Sparks, Herb Sparks, Rick Grim and Bill Grim; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. I
n addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sybil Sue Grimes; and two brothers, Bill and James Ree Grim.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Glasgow Bible Church with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 1 p.m. until time for the service at the church. A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to Glasgow Bible Church, The Gideon's or your local Hospice organization.
Published on May 15, 2017
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