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Wesley Ann Sparks
Retired teacher
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Wesley Ann Sparks, 70, passed away June 8, 2009 in Manteca.

She was born October 22, 1938, in Conawa, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Sparks had been a Manteca resident for 20 years. She was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by her father Delbert Gibson; children Daran Sparks of Manteca and Kari Sparks of Ceres; siblings Bobby Gibson and Wayne Gibson, both of Bakersfield; and grandchildren Kasee Sparks, Michael Sparks, Kory Kneehans, and Karissa Kneehans.

Mom will be missed by many.  She gave her heart and smile and love to all who were willing to receive it; also a hug for every child in the world.  We will all think of her every time a flower blooms.

An online guestbook is available at
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North Street, Manteca.  All are invited to a reception after the service in the Fellowship Hall for a time of visiting and refreshments.

The final resting place is private.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North St., Manteca, CA. 95336.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, June 26, 2009