Elizabeth “Liz” Sparks

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Though she was a refined lady, her roots were as a tomboy on the farm. Liz drove tractors when her feet could barely touch the peddles and as a young child she’d bump the trucks up in line at auction. Store bought vegetables were out of the question: she put up so much that she rented two lockers to house her inventory. Liz even made her own juices long before infomercials. She liked heading down to the shore but shunned the beach for fishing with her son in law. Liz kept her hands busy sewing and crocheting. She made everything from her kids’ dresses and christening outfits to three dimensional tablecloths and doilies. Her work was meticulous, she detested mistakes. Liz’s garden was a sight to behold, neighbors would stop by just to catch a peek. It was a 50/50 project: Liz would point where she wanted her plants, Rock would plant them.

A young man named Rock (Robert) had soured on blind dates, but a friend insisted that he meet Liz. He took no chances and spied on her. Having found her more than attractive they set out on what became a 54 year marriage. They were blessed with 4 children, Jane Lippincott (Richard), Karen Newman (Jeff), Kelly Moore (Joe), and the late Robert Steven Sparks and 5 grandchildren, Richard Lippincott, Kate DeMartini, Ryan Newman, Allyson Moore and Zachary Moore. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Helen Jane Ahern.

Come celebrate 74 great years Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be a service at 11. Interment Lake Park Cemetery. Donations to American Diabetes Foundation, 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Phila, 19004 will be appreciated. Tell a great story about Liz at lifecelebrationstudio.com

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