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Twila L. Sparks

March 17, 1940 ~ April 22, 2017 (age 77)

Twila Sparks was born March 17th 1940 and was called home on April 22nd of 2017.
A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Kent Baptist Church in Kent, Oklahoma.
Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan, Oklahoma.
Twila was born in Paul’s Valley Oklahoma, daughter of Oscar and Goldie Parks. She grew up and attended school in the Duncan area, graduating from Duncan High School ahead of her class. Twila lost her mother at the age of 8.
She joined The United States Army and was one of the last group of WAC. She was offered a chance to be stationed at any base of her choosing due to her high classification and when she finished training, she chose Ft. Sill to be close to home. Upon exiting the military, Twila met and married James Hayes. They would eventually make their home in the Duncan area before moving all over the state of Oklahoma. True “Okies” she called it.
Twila worked in the medical field until a severe car accident in 1972. Due to her injuries she was forced to find a less demanding occupation. Her favorite job was being a wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Twila spent most of her time gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, going to garage sales and reading until her body and health wouldn’t allow it. She had suffered many injuries and ailments. She was our Timex. “She took a licking, and kept on ticking.”
Twila was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Goldie Parks; her brother, Virgil Parks; a daughter, Debbie Hayes Buckner; Twila's 1st husband, James Hayes and 2nd husband, Fred Sparks; a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Beasley; and son-in-law, Richard Beasley.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Krou and her son Zackery of Duncan OK; daughter, Kathy Whiting and husband Tony of Greatbend KS; stepdaughter, Barbara Hillyer and husband Greg of Plainfield IN; son-in-law, Kenneth Buckner of Stillwell OK; sister-in-law, Erma Jean Parks of Duncan OK; grandchildren, Kayla Harvey and husband Tony of Hugo OK, Brandon Beasley of Antlers, Randy Buckner and wife Laura of
Stillwell OK, Jesse Buckner and wife Kayla of Still well, Kelly Buckner of Stillwell, Tara Leitzman of Plainfield IN, Trisha Hillyer of Plainfield IN, Tracie Ping and husband James of Plainfield; and a host of great grand children; nieces, nephews and friends.
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There is no visitation at the funeral home.

 Service Information

April 28, 2017

11:00 AM
Kent Baptist Church

Kent, OK

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