Susan Ann Sparks, 68, of Palmyra, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Susan Ann Sparks, 68, of Palmyra, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Tom Day will officiate. 

Friends and family are invited to Susan's Life Celebration at a visitation from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Susan was born Nov. 20, 1949, in Springfield, Ill. Susan's adopted parents were Marion and Edna Cramer.

She was married to Jim Sparks on June 26, 1982, in Hannibal. He survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Cindy Tharp (Larry) of Hannibal; three sons, Jeff Sparks (Angie), Hannibal, Chris Warning (Rhonda) of Quincy, Ill., and Joe "Jody" Warning (Amanda) of Quincy, Ill.; one brother, Paul Cramer (Donna) of Payson, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Landon, Kane, Kara, Elizabeth, Chloe, Talea and Sophia; nine great-grandchildren; one cousin, Bob Hesse; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Dick Cramer.

Most recently Susan delivered vehicles for the West Quincy Auto Auction. For many years, Susan worked in sales at Tom Boland Ford in Hannibal. Prior to that, Susan also previously worked at Motorola, Gardner Denver, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and also for BASF. A talented baker, she also assisted with her friend's catering business.

Away from work, Susan enjoyed anything outdoors. Susan liked to camp with her family and work in her yard. With a love of animals, Susan liked to spend time with her cats and watch the birds and animals in her yard.

A gifted cook, Susan made the best fried chicken and potato salad. Traveling, Cardinals baseball and word searches were also activities that Susan took pleasure in.

She was Catholic by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to NEMO Humane Shelter.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at  www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com