Shirley Sparks

February 7, 1941 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Shirley Sparks Obituary

Shirley Sparks, 83, of Russells Point, Ohio, passed away March 9, 2024 at Soin Medical Center. She was born February 7, 1941, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Charles Noah and Dorothy Leona (Isaacs) Kretzer. Mrs. Sparks enjoyed being with family. She had been employed in the meat department at Kroger for many years as well as working various other jobs. Survivors include her beloved children and their spouses Norman H. (Cynthia) Penick, Jr., Kelly (Doug) Shaw, Melissa (John) Keeton, grandchildren; Christina N. (Rodney) Shaw, Elizabeth A. Penick, Douglas M. (Maddie) Shaw, Jr., Chevy J. (Makayla) Cottrell, Haylee L. (Hayden) Cottrell, great-grandchildren; Izayhia K. Shaw-Gillispie, Kendra M. Shaw-Gillispie, Kyler J. Penick, Brayden A. Gillispie, Courtney R. Gillispie, MeKenzie N. Myers, many nieces and nephews, cousin; Michael “Mickey” Kretzer, two life-long friends; Shirley Jenkins and Jan Shields. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Glen Haven Chapel, 8200 West National Road, New Carlisle, Ohio 45344 at 2PM with Mike Wombles officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:30-2PM. Arrangements are being handled by the JONES-KENNEY-ZECHMAN FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be shared at

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March 19, 2024

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Glen Haven Chapel, West National Road, New Carlisle, Ohio

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

2:00 PM
Glen Haven Chapel, West National Road, New Carlisle, Ohio


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