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Vera Ilene Sparks

Vera Ilene Sparks, 96, of Monticello, IL., formerly of Bement, IL., passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Bement Township Cemetery. The Pastor Naomi Roberts will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church or the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Vera (who was called Ilene until she entered the nursing home) was born on October 27, 1924 in Meacham, IL., a daughter of Arthur Ervin and Nellie Rose (Courson) Mulvaney. She married Morris Sparks on May 6, 1950, in Bement, IL., and he passed away on July 3, 2015. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon (Arno Lee) Tipsword of Monticello and Patricia (James) Helm of Macon, MO. Also surviving are six grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Vera was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter, Sandy Boyer who passed away on September 29, 2018.

Vera was a homemaker until moving into Piatt County Nursing Home with her husband in March 2012. She was a member of the Bement United Methodist Church. While at home, Vera and Morris enjoyed eating out with family and friends, and always had a summer garden to share with family and neighbors. To pass the time, Vera enjoyed crocheting afghans, doing word search puzzles, watching Wheel of Fortune, and spending time with family. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care given by Dr. James Manint and the Piatt County

Nursing Home staff for the last nine years of Vera’s life.

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home & Cremation Services, are proud to honor the life of, Vera Ilene Sparks. “Our Family is Here to Serve Your Family”. Please visit our website at to offer condolences.

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