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     Dixie Marie Sparks, age 85, of Lamar, MO died Friday, May 22, 2015 at her home following an illness.

Dixie was born June 30, 1929 at El Dorado Springs, MO, to Royston Thompson and Gladys I (McCudy) Thompson.  She grew up and attended school in El Dorado Springs.  On November 15, 1952, she married Lindsey Clyde Sparks at Nevada, MO and together, they raised three children. Lindsey preceded her in death March 29, 2002.  Dixie’s passion was bowling.  She bowled many years with her children, grandchildren and friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, board games, crocheting and plastic canvas. Dixie was a big fan of the Atlanta Braves as well as the Springfield Cardinals and was involved in her grandchildren’s sports. She always had a smile for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

     Survivors include one son, Robert (Amy) Sparks, Sheldon, MO; two daughters, Linda Enochs & Roger Box, Marshall, TX and Janice (Wayne)  Seaton, Lamar, MO; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William “Bud” (Maxine) Thompson, Nevada, MO and James (Virginia) Thompson, El Dorado, MO; two sisters, Alice Meek, Pittsburg, KS and Martha Sparks, Lamar, MO; numerous nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. 

     In addition to her husband, Lindsey, she was preceded in death by her parents in the 80’s.

    Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Martin Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, MO.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.


#8 Daniel Funeral Home - Dixie M. SparksJackie Macgowan 2015-06-15 12:21
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#7 mount vernon momartha maggard 2015-05-27 15:40
my sympathy to dixies family.. she will be miss by many.. i will always remember her as my aunt dixie...
#6 mount vernon moharley collier 2015-05-27 15:38
my sympathy to dixie's family.. she will be missed by many.. dixie will always be in my heart
#5 MOUNT VERNON MOwanda maggard 2015-05-27 15:36
#4 Wichita, KSBonnie Thompson Henricks 2015-05-24 05:36
My sympathy to Dixie's family. I know she will be missed. Although I didn't see her often, I will always remember her as my sweet cousin Dixie.
#3 Perryton, TexasJames, Jamie and Jeffrey Thomp 2015-05-23 06:00
So sorry to hear of Aunt Dixie's passing. Love Y'all!
#2 Appleton City MissouriJulia L Thompson Snethen 2015-05-22 19:12
my deepest sympathy to you all I always thought a lot of Dixie. So Sorry about her passing, my prayers are with the family in this time of need
#1 Texastrish schock 2015-05-22 16:35
my prayers and thoughts goes out to the family and they see you always be missed you was a kind and lovely lady you will always be in my heart aka Pete Patricia sparks

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