Nancy Tynes Sparks, 78, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away March 29,
2012. She was born May 7, 1933 in Russellville, Kentucky where she attended school and
later attended Georgetown College. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. In
earlier years she had a passion for gardening and was known for her lovely perennial
gardens. She retired from JC Penney where she was manager of the jewelry department.
Since moving to Florida in 2001, she had been an active member of the Coronado Bridge
Club in New Smyrna Beach where she served as secretary and leaves many friends. Her
memory is cherished by her sister, Patricia (Tom) Wright of Russellville, Kentucky, her
children, Joy (Norm) Rademacher of Conway, Massachusetts, Daniel Tynes Sparks of St.
Louis, Missouri, Lisa (Jim) Engelbrecht of Reading, Massachusetts, grandchildren Kurt
Rademacher of Baldwinsville, New York, Heidi Rademacher of Northampton, Massachusetts,
Kristen and Leah Sparks of St. 10 uis, Missouri and Andrew and William Engelbrecht of
Boston, Massachusetts, great grandchildren, Jagger and Lorelei Rademacher, her aunt Ellen
Pace, uncle Charles Welborn and several cousins. A private memorial service will be held
at the convenience of the family. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude's
Children's Research Hospital at www.StJude.org.