Neva Adele Sparkman, 93, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 202
Neva, the daughter of the late Arthur Lewis and Louise (Phelps) Dover, was born March 28, 1927, in Big Island, Missouri. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she previously taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. For many years Neva worked as a bookkeeper for West’s Florist and Cleveland Insurance Agency. In 1969 she joined her husband to take over Caldwell Cleaners after his sister Hattie Caldwell and her husband Roy retired. Neva was a former member of the Altrusa Club, where she served two terms as president. She enjoyed spending time with her family and being active in church.
On Oct. 4, 1964, she married Bill Sparkman. He preceded her in death in 2009. Neva was also preceded by her daughter Sherrie Keller and her son-in-law Wally Keller.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Amanda (Chas) Williams, Sarah (Mike) Glover and Hank Keller; three great-grandchildren, Charlie Williams, Henry Williams and Martha Kate Williams; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will begin at 10 am Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 at First Baptist Church, with the funeral service following at 11 am. The Rev. Chas Williams will officiate, and the Rev. Brandon Spain will assist. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Neva’s memory to First Baptist Church Library.
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First Baptist Church Library
551 North Westwood Blvd., Poplar Bluff MO 63901