Thursday, July 24th, 2008
A. Rosemary Block
A. Rosemary Block, 77, of 11374 state Route 364, St. Marys, died at 8:30 a.m. July 22, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 22, 1930, in Connersville, Ind., to Julius and Velma Young Stamm. Her first husband, Francis G. Block, died July 10, 1983. She then married Homer Sparks, who survives.
Other survivors are five sons, Dale (Shirley), Sidney, Kenneth, William, Dennis (Liz) and Richard (Veronica), all of St. Marys; a daughter, Anita (Dave) Roediger, New Bremen; three stepsons, Elder James (Marge) Sparks, Prestonsburg, Ky., John (Tonya) and Jerry Sparks, all of St. Marys; two stepdaughters, Susan Hague, Celina, and Julie (Dave) Brewer, St. Marys; a daughter-in-law, Judy Block, St. Marys; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, David; two brothers, Wayne and Alva Stamm; two sisters, Juanita Kupper and Betty Brandenburg; and a half-brother, Alvin Kanorr.
She was a homemaker and attended the St. Marys Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Guild, all in St. Marys, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Disabled American Veterans, both in Wapakoneta.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Elder James Sparks, officiating. Burial is at the Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Auglaize County Council on Aging.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.