Obituary: Florine M. (Hardin) Sparks


CIN COM 0404 OBIT F.Sparks

Florine M. (Hardin) Sparks, 95, Noblesville, died March 24 at Harbour Manor Care Center. She was born July 6, 1921, to Ollie and Reba (White) Hardin in Indianapolis.

Florine graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1939 and worked in the cafeteria at North Central Schools in Indianapolis. She was a former member of White Chapel church and enjoyed crocheting, cooking, sewing, cookouts and playing Bingo. Florine enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Colts, Pacers and any sport a grandchild was playing. She was an avid reader; in the last few years, she continued her love of reading by listening to books on tape. Most of all, Florine loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Helen Tucker, Sally Elaine Turner and Mary Beth Allison, sister Corrine Nielsen and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Florine was preceded in death by her daughters, Nancy Ellen Eidson and Julie Anne Shank, husband Glenn Robert Sparks, sister Lucy Sharpe and brother, O.M. Hardin.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Gathering Noblesville, 10232 Cumberland Pointe Blvd., Noblesville, IN 46060.