Esther Louise Sparks

Funeral services for Esther Louise Sparks, 66, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Saturday, April 20, 2024, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be from 6-7 pm on Friday, April 19, 2024. Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

She died April 16, 2024, at LMH Health.

Esther was born October 13, 1957, in Winchester, Kansas, the daughter of James Ray and Cynthia Sparks Ray Simpson.

She worked as a CNA/CMA for several of the local Nursing facilities after earning her license at the young age of 18 years. Later she worked as a Customer Service Representative for Entertel, Market USA and Sprint. She finished her working career working for Medicare.

Esther is preceded in death by her parents Jim and Cynthia, stepfather Sam Simpson, brother Tim Sparks, brother in laws Larry Hughes and Art Munger, two sisters Nancy Bosze and Esther Reese, lastly her best bud Lee McKelvey.

Survivors include her sisters Bonnie Hughes, Della Osburn (Bobby), Rosemary Munger (Phillip Brown), Martha Larue (Glen), Margaret Herzog, Nancy Coen (Tom), brother Charlie Simpson, favorite aunt Jeanette Sparks, cousin/best friend and caregiver Sue McKelvey and Mama Weeze (aka Louise Farmer) and numerous nieces, nephews, both regular great and great great alike.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

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