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June Sparks

June 26, 1921 — August 23, 2005

June Sparks

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Mrs. Veva June 'Rapp' Sparks, 84, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of Flat River, entered eternal life on Aug. 23, 2005, at the Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM, after a 2-year battle with cancer. She was born on June 26, 1921, in Flat River, MO., to Charles & Dorothy Brown Rapp. She was married to Murphy L. Sparks in 1944 & together they owned & operated Sparks Funeral Home in Flat River, for 23 years. In 1983, she moved to El Paso, Texas, to be near her daughter & in 1996, they moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico.

June was an active member of Taylor Ave. Methodist Church during the time she was in Missouri, and later joined Trinity Methodist Church in El Paso. She was a member of: * Beta Sigma Phi; * Business & Professional Women's Club; * Eastern Star; * Royal Neighbors; * The American Cancer Society; * Garden Club, while living in Flat River.

June expressed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord & Savior and looked forward to joining her loved ones in Heaven. She was preceded-in-death by her husband & parents.

She is survived by: 2 Daughters & their spouses: Al & Marcia Sago, of Florence, AL; Paul Dean & Diana Glenn of Las Cruces, NM; Her surviving Grandchildren & spouses are: Darrin & Devin Glenn, of Austin, TX; Brett & Joni Sago, of Kingsport, TN; Jason & Stacy Hopkins, of Frisco, TX; Brandon & Anamaria Glenn, of Las Vegas, NM. She also leaves 5 adored Great-Grandchildren: Faith & Taton Hopkins; Isavel & Ashley Glenn; Anna Paige Sago. June is also survived by her Brothers & Sisters-In-Law: Robert & Martha Rapp, of Farmington; Glen & Wilma Rapp, of Rock Hill, SC; Frieda Moyer, of Kansas City, MO; Helen Sparks, of Farmington; Paula Sparks, of St. Louis; Sophia Sparks, of Bonne Terre; Patricia Adams & Brother-In-Law, Bud, of Park Hills, MO. Also surviving are many dear Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation: Saturday, September 3rd, 4-9 p.m.

Funeral: Sunday, September 4th, 2:00 p.m., @ TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Phil Vaughn officiating.

Interment: St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Bonne Terre, MO.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests Memorials be made to: Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana, Las Cruces, NM 88005

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