The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


September 4, 2013

Rosemary Sparks

Rosemary Sparks

May 24, 1926 - Aug. 31, 2013

CLINTON — Rosemary Sparks, 87, of Clinton, passed away, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Alverno.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church - Clinton. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to the service time at the church on Saturday. The Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting her obituary at

Rosemary Wiseman was born on May 24, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Lucile (Swayzee) Wiseman. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines in 1944. She then attended the University of Missouri graduating in 1948 with a degree in journalism.

Rosemary married John Lee Sparks on August 6, 1949 in Des Moines. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2001.

Rosemary was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Antiquers, the Clinton Art Association, the Creative Writers Club, Tri-S Womens Club, and an Agatha volunteer.

Rosemary is survived by her daughter: Lynn Goers (David) of Morton, Illinois; her grandchildren: Megan (Goers) Bomer (Bradley) Pekin, Illinois, and Justin Goers (Elizabeth) of Robbinsdale, Minnesota; a great-grandson: Samuel Goers; her brother: Calvin Wiseman of Granger, Iowa, and a sister: Charlotte (Wiseman) Hayes (James) of Loveland, Colorado.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Death date: Aug. 31, 2013

Text Only
  • Karl H. Hoover CLINTON — Karl H. Hoover, 59, of Clinton, died Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic in Iowa City. Private burial will be at the Rock Island, Illinois, National Cemetery. There will be no services or visitation. Death date: July 22,

    July 24, 2014

  • Gracie Lynn Ungs DUBUQUE — Gracie Lynn Ungs, infant daughter of Jennifer Hamilton and Jacob Ungs, died July 17.Private services will be held.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arlyn S. Cady PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Arlyn S. Cady, 90, of Prophetstown, died Tuesday at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the church.

    July 24, 2014

  • Harry Thies DUBUQUE — Harry Thies, 90, of Dubuque, formerly of Lowden and Maquoketa, died Monday at Manor Care in Dubuque.Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa. The family will greet family and friends f

    July 23, 2014

  • Nellie Pruis-Douma photo Nellie Pruis-Douma Jan. 20, 1917 – July 21, 2014MORRISON, Ill. — Nellie Pruis-Douma, 97, of Resthave Home – Morrison, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Morrison Community Hospital - Morrison.The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Emmanuel Reformed Churc

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Martin Allen Stansbarger CLINTON — Infant Martin Allen Stansbarger passed away at birth on July 19, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North Campus surrounded by angels and into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Martin’s parents, Jim and Natasha Stansbarger, wil

    July 22, 2014

  • Nellie Douma Morrison, Ill.Nellie DoumaNellie Douma, 97, of Morrison, died Jan. 21 at Morrison Community Hospital.Arrangements are pending at the Morrison chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014

  • Brentley Louis Kemp MAQUOKETA — Brentley Louis Kemp, infant son of Justin and Michelle (Pierson) Kemp, of Maquoketa, died July 10.Private services will be held. Death date: July 10, 2014

    July 22, 2014

  • Brenda Aiken DEWITT — Brenda (Henning) Aiken, 68, of DeWitt, died Friday at home.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus.

    July 22, 2014

  • Sander Bernice Viola Sander Bernice Viola SanderOct. 17, 1913 - July 17, 2014CLINTON — Bernice Viola Sander, 100, of Clinton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at home after 100 great years and will be missed by all her family.Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo