ELKHART — Helen Lucille Sparkman, 90, died Sept. 17, 2019. She was born Jan. 24, 1929, in Bucklin, Mo., to Andrew and Ova Powell.
Helen had been a resident of Cimarron County in Oklahoma since 1949 until she moved to Lubbock, Texas, in 2016. There, she was then a two-year resident of assisted living.
Helen is survived by her son, Dennis Sparkman of Tuttle, Okla.; daughters, Marlene Ashley of Lubbock, Texas, and Starla Overstreet of Bedford, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; brother, Ed Powell of Marceline, Mo.; and sister, Wanda Stark of Brighten, Colo.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dennis Gair Sparkman; son, Gary Sparkman; brother, Jim Powell; sister, LaVelle Penick; and brother, Earl Powell.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Elkhart. Interment will follow at Elkhart Cemetery. Family will received friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart and from 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the First Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church Ministries in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.