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Visitation

St. Veronica Church
Saturday February 20th, 2016
9:00am - 11:00am

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Mass of the Christian Burial

St. Veronica Church
Saturday February 20th, 2016
11:00am

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Claire Sparke

Sparke, Clair Ann (nee Lemkuhl), age 73, resident of Union Township. Wife of the late James Sparke (1988). Loving mother of James (Donna) Sparke Jr., Katherine Sparke, and Diane Sparke. Sister of Linda (David) Sparke. Grandmother of Bobby (Kristin) Tumser, Elizabeth (Eric Anderson) Sparke, Samantha (Kevin) Zipf, Bryan (Ashley) Sparke, Jacob (Katie) Sparke, Nicholas Sparke and Vincent Lancaster II. Great-grandmother of Riley and Owen Sparke, Robby Tumser and Kendall Patton. Cherished friend of Mark Herbers. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and longtime camping friends. Claire was a retired records clerk for the Union Township Police Department and an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #112 and Starcraft Camping Club and 53-year member of St. Veronica Church. Donations can be made in memory of Claire Sparke to Hospice of SW Ohio or to the Ohio Valley National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of the late James Sparke.

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Guestbook

Dear Linda, what a shock! I have just learned of Claire's death and am so very sorry not to have been present at the funeral or in touch. I'm trying to reach you by phone. Mary-Cabrini

Mary-Cabrini Durkin Dec 11 2016 6:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claire Sparke

becky popolin Feb 20 2016 12:19 PM

My thoughts and prayers to Claire's family. I enjoyed knowing her at water aerobics. She was always friendly, happy and always had a smile. I enjoyed hearing about her family, travels, and whatever else she was doing. She will really be missed. Dianne Atkinson

Dianne Atkinson Feb 19 2016 5:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claire Sparke

Don and Carol Samples Feb 18 2016 5:48 PM

I worked with Claire at the Union Township Police Dept. for many years. We had some very good times. The most memoriable time I remember with Claire was, everytime she broke a bone, I had a baby. This was noticed after the second broken bone and second baby. We made a pact that if she broke no more bones, I would have no more babies. We had many, many, good times working together. We worked at the same desk at the same time. This was truly a challenge for each of us. We also used to tell each other that we would both leave the Police Dept. walking with canes. Even though this didn't happen, we loved our work and enjoyed each others company. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this trying time.

Jackie Myers Feb 16 2016 2:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Claire Sparke

Melissa Bass-Sparke Feb 15 2016 10:37 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Claire Sparke

Roxanne McPhail Feb 13 2016 7:56 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. Isaiah 25:8

Jackson Family Feb 12 2016 7:31 PM

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Katherine Sparke Feb 12 2016 6:11 PM

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Donna Sparke Feb 11 2016 4:10 PM