Barbara Ann (Ropp) Sparkman

Born: Tue., Feb. 21, 1939
Died: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 09, 2018
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 10, 2018
Location: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Barbara Ann Sparkman, 78, Thurmont, died Saturday January 6, 2018 at the home of her son in Woodsboro. She was the wife of James Sparkman. Born in Middletown on February 21, 1939 she was a daughter of the late Paul Sr. and Dorothy Myers Ropp. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Creagerstown.
Surviving, besides her husband are one son Howard J. Sparkman and wife Carol of Woodsboro, two granddaughters, Sabrina Sparkman and April Sparkman both of Baltimore three sisters, Shirley Ferguson , husband Mike, Ruth Warnock, husband Hal both of Frederick and Nancy Bagent , husband Wayne of Braddock Heights. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and close church friends. She was predeceased by a son Brian Lee Sparkman and a brother Paul Ropp Jr.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 9 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Wednesday January 10, 2018 from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Creagerstown. Rev. Dahl Drenning will officiate. There will be a luncheon served immediately following the church service with a later interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

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Doris Bonner
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
Uncle Jimmy, Howard and Family - we wanted to express how much we loved Aunt Barbara and we will miss her greatly. Our sympathy to you all. Please let us know if you need anything. All our love. Doris and Family

Charlene Stitely
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018
To all of Barbara's Family, I knew Barbara briefly and she always had a smile. It was heartwarming how the sisters would get together. Cherish all good memories. You will always miss her, but the pain lessens. I wish you all peace of mind and contentment of heart. Barbara is in a better place free of all pain and suffering.

Fran Phillips
   Posted Mon January 08, 2018
I am so very saddened to learn of Barbara's dealth. What a sweetheart she was and I know she will be greatly missed. Sincerest sympathy to Jimmy, Howard, Carol, April and Sabrina.

   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Sincere thanks to Barbara, her mother, their immediate family, and all the families for the warmth and friendship extended to me through the years, notably when I was living in Frederick with my family living elsewhere.

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