Barbara Ann Sparks

October 13, 1928May 12, 2018

Barbara Ann (Albea) Sparks, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on May 12, 2018. She was born October 13, 1928. Barbara is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, Ken, Terry and Jeff; daughters-in-law, Karin and Gayle and her grandchildren, Brian, Kenny, Cassandra, Anneliese, Jeffrey and Scott.

Visitation will be held Friday, May 18 at 12:30 p.m. with a memorial service to commence at 1 p.m. at Lansing First Christian Church at 1001 Chester Rd., Lansing, MI 48912. A private burial service will be held immediately thereafter.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation at 3100 West Rd., Bldg. 2, Suite 110, East Lansing, MI 48823 or to the Lansing First Christian Church.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman East Chapel.

Family and friends may leave a condolence message online at


  • Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation
  • Lansing First Christian Church


  • Visitation Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018

Barbara Ann Sparks

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Carolyn Kaercher

May 15, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother! Barb was such a sweet, loving and caring person! I always chuckled at Biffy's in-laws being Barb and Ken and the fact that they actually fit my childhood vision of the perfect family of Barbie and Ken . We are praying for Ken, Jeff, Anneliese, Jeffrey and the entire family! Biffy and Barb are together now and it gives me comfort that they have each other. Biffy adored Barb and they both cared so much for all of you! They are in heaven together looking over you and hopefully you can take some comfort in that! May God bless all of you and help guide you through this difficult time of sadness! We love you and please reach out if you need anything at all!

Scott, Carolyn, Scotty, Christopher, Sydney and Jacob