Mary Ann Sparks was called Home to Heaven on Wednesday, April 29, 2021. Born to Roy V. and Ruth E. Sparks on January 14, 1931, Mary Ann was a fiercely loyal daughter and friend with a true passion for learning and teaching.
Mary Ann graduated from Lincoln High School and Kent State University, and then taught school in the Mayfield City School system in Mayfield Heights, OH for 40 years. She was a Jennings Scholar and a member of Alpha Chi Mega Sorority, Ohio Education Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and Stark County Retired Teachers Association. She was a life-long member and active supporter of the ministries of Lowell Church in Canton, OH.
When she wasn't teaching, oh how "Sparky" did love to travel. And what amazing stories she could tell of trips - both in the US and across the world. She had an uncanny ability to recall the smallest details. She also loved bowling, golfing, gardening and attending the theater.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents. She left behind special friends Gary Wilbanks and Becki Strait, and a host of dearly beloved friends who will cherish her memory.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 11:00AM to 12:00PM at Reed Funeral Home (CANTON CHAPEL) where services will be held at 12:00PM with Pastor Gary Smith officiating.
Interment will take place at West Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Lowell Church (1802 Clarendon Ave SW, Canton, OH 44706), Mayfield Schools Scholarship Fund, or your favorite charity of choice.
The family invites you to visit www.reedfuneralhome.com to read the obituary sign the online guestbook and share fond memories.