of Paris, AR
November 26, 1935 - October 20, 2021
Betty Jo (Kimbriel) Sparks, 85, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in Paris. She was born on November 26, 1935 in Pierce, Oklahoma to her parents, George and Corda (Wimcompleck) Hughes. Betty was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Bethel Batpist Church in Paris. She loved cracking pecans, crafting and animals. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husbands, Fritz Kimbriel and Tony Sparks; her grandson, Aaron Ayler; two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Sandra O'Brien and husband John of Paris and Susan Froehlich and husband Alan of Blanchard, Oklahoma; one sister, Bobbi Marley of Sacramento, California and two grandchildren, Justin Melton and wife Brandy and Caleb O'Brien. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in Paris.A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Paris under the direction of Roller Funeral Home.
Prayers for all of you.
I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandra, I’m so sorry of the loss of your Mother. Enjoyed visiting with her. She was my pecan buddy. Love and prayers for your family❤️🙏🏽
Condolences to the family and friends. I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing, but I am glad her medical challenges are over. What a life she lived. I've known Aunt Betty close to 75 years now. I was always so excited when I would get to visit with her as a child or an adult, whether it was in California, Arizona or Arkansas, and sad I couldn’t visit more often. She was exciting to be around, so full of energy, adventure and a zest for life. She definitely had a mind of her own, with maybe a little “attitude” on occasion, and she let very few challenges pass her by. I was always amazed that for her petite size she could figure out how to get things done that other people would give up on. She was so smart - I remember her helping Fritz with his business while keeping Suzi and Sandi busy with school and skating lessons. Following Fritz’s passing, she got her California Real Estate license. Later in life, Tony became the light of her life and she was off on another adventure, starting several businesses: from a transport company, co-managing a retirement center, to a daycare center. She definitely impressed me with her work ethic – she could do any job in half the time it took most people to do it. She was just as efficient when cooking – I remember her “throwing” a meal together – like “sit down – lunch/dinner is on the table.” I loved her sense of humor and her laughter was always so genuine. Without a doubt, Aunt Betty was loved by many and will be sorely missed by all who knew her and had the pleasure of sharing her joy and watching her in action!
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Iam sorry for your loss . Betty will be missed.
Grandma, I have so many memories that I will allways cherish. I love you grandma, say hi to grandpa and my mom for me. Rest with the angels.
We will miss Aunt Betty so much! Thank you for the memories. Fly high my sweet angel. Until we meet again. We love you family. Hughes Family
Sandra, I was sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and all the family.
I’m sure your mother was a wonderful lady based on the how you turned out. Thanking of you during this difficult time. It is never easy. Know that your mother is at peace and she left a wonderful mark on this world.
Sweet lady rest in peace.I have many fond memories .
Please accept my condolences. I understand the pain you are feeling and pray it eases as time goes by. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Betty was a sweet lady. Prayers for her family.
My heart is hurting for you guys. I just read Betty's obituary. She was a dear lady and I know she will be missed not only by you but all that knew her.My love and sympathy, Monty
I am sad for the loss of my sister, but she was ready and waiting for the angels to come and take her home to be Jesus.
We are so sorry for the loss of such a sweet woman. We will be praying for peace and comfort for your family. Komp Family
May you treasure your memories and may God be with you during these difficult times.
My heart goes out to the family.
Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Betty. God bless each of you. Bud and Becky Inman