The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 30, 2013

Marie S. (Boney) Sparks, 94, Millmont

The Daily Item

— MILLMONT — Marie S. (Boney) Sparks, 94, formerly of Mensch Road, Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Rolling Hills Manor, where she had been a resident since May of 2012.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1918, in Millmont, a daughter of the late Issac Elmer and Vernie (Ocker) Boney. On Jan. 4, 1958, she married Vernon C “Sparkie” Sparks, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2008.  

 Marie graduated from Mifflinburg High School class of 1935.

Marie worked at Laurelton State Center until 1954, when she then moved to San Francisco. There she worked at Lerner’s Department Store.  

She returned to Mifflinburg and began working at Pennsylvania House Furniture, Lewisburg, retiring in 1984.

Marie was a member of the Retail Workers Union and UIU Local 193.

She enjoyed, crocheting, making plastic canvas, sewing clothing, gardening, and fishing in Canada.   She along with her late husband enjoyed traveling most of the U.S. and Canada on motorcycle.  She loved to spend time with her dogs.

Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Meda M. Clapsaddle, of Gettysburg, Gloria Jean and Gerald Musser, of Millmont; three grandchildren, Randy and Tina Musser, of Millmont, Stephen Musser, of Mifflinburg, and Renee and Barry Stahl, of Charlotte, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Nichole Musser, of Millmont; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Pastor Fred Yarger, of Millmont; two brothers and sisters-law, Ernst “Ike” and Margaret Boney, of Millmont, and Warren and Ava Boney, of Hartleton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, who was killed in action during WWII, Elwood M. Herman, and one brother, Bruce Boney on October 5, 1985.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 11, with Pastor Fred Yarger, officiating.

Interment will be in the Hartleton Cemetery.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg