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Mary Sparkman

November 4, 1944 — February 4, 2022

Mary E. Sparkman, 77, of Thurmont, Maryland, passed from this life on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital in Frederick, MD.

Born on November 4, 1944, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. Greff and Katharina E. (Hoehre) Greff-Bare.

Mary graduated from Frederick High School in 1962. She retired from the U.S. Army Medical Material Agency, Fort Detrick, MD in 2001 where she worked as a secretary.

She was a member of the Lewistown Social Club Auxiliary. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (GiGi) and had many life-long friends. Mary enjoyed gardening, canning, yard saling, playing Keno, and spending time with her special great-grandson, Brayden.

She is survived by husband, Hughie Sparkman, son, Paul Sparkman Sr. and wife Dawn, son, Thomas Sparkman and wife Misty, and daughter, Catherine McLean and husband Tony. She had eight grandchildren: Heather Riley, Deona Sparkman, Paul Sparkman Jr., Shawn Sparkman, Sydney Fritz, Chelsea Sparkman, Zachary Sparkman, and Kyle Fritz, and five great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters, Jeannette Todd, Anna Elta Martin, and Josephine Six and husband Fred. Proceeded in death by her sister Pauline DeFord.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD.

A celebration of Mary’s life journey will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 8651 Biggs Ford Road in Walkersville, MD. Msgr Richard Murphy will officiate. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick, MD. Reception will follow at the Walkersville Rescue Company.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

3:00 - 4:30pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home, Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

St. Timothy Catholic Church (Biggs Ford Rd, Walkersville)

11210 Bethesda Church Rd, Damascus, MD 20872

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