Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home

406 First Street, Jackson, MI


Helena Elizabeth Sparks

2 August, 192627 June, 2020

Of Jackson, passed away at her home, under the care of her family on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 93. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her Husband of 64 years, Ellsworth Sparks; grandson, Todd Waddell; brothers, Harold and William Hartwick and sister, Dorothy Lemley. She is survived by her five children, Jim Sparks, Diane (Randy) Haigh, Sally (Bernard) Lagow, Patricia Dunkel and Kathy Lindahl; eleven grandchildren, Michael (Mindy), Missy, Jordan, Kaleigh (Andrew), Shannon, Eric, Jason, (Kelly), Kyle (Tamika) Amanda (Jarrad), Nick (Ali) and Matt; twenty-four great grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. “Betty” was born in Jackson on August 2, 1926 to Carl and Sadie (Fallon) Hartwick. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s school and was employed at Sam’s Club. She had a strong faith in the Lord and was e devote Catholic. She attended St. May’s Star of the Sea Church. She enjoyed gardening and loved her family. She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. According to her wishes, cremation has been chosen and a service will be scheduled at a later date.


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Helena Elizabeth Sparks

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Manda Moon Miller

29 June 2020

Many found memories of going to Grandmas house playing in her pool as a young girl, sitting at her kitchen table just talking asking about my day, and the many Christmas’s gathered with family. She always made it a point to get all us grandchildren gifts that always made us smile. Tell Toddell Waddle Hi for me grandma ! And I will meet you at the golden river with gramps and Todd. I love you ! Kisses !


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