Patricia Sparks

Posted Online: March 15, 2014, 5:59 pm
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A Celebration of Life for Patricia M. Sparks will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Rock Island Moose Lodge No. 190, 4410 9th St.
Patricia left this Earth on Dec. 24, 2013, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Patricia M. Donelson was born March 23, 1932, in Newcastle, Wyo. She married Roy D. Sparks in Clarksville, Ark. He preceded her in death June 7, 2001.
She is survived by her children (and spouses), Gary (Janet), Port Byron, James, Leesville, La., Ben (Lonnita), Moline, and Peggy (Polly Dirck) Sparks, Milan; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister.
Memorials may be made to Rock Island Moose Lodge No. 190 or Coyne Center Volunteer Fire Department.


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1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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