|Husband : Arthur Alfred SPARLING|
|Male Born :||24 JUN 1877||at :||Paradise, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Married :||18 JUN 1902||at :||Sherman, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Died :||28 MAY 1967||at :||Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Father :||William Peter SPARLING|
|Mother :||Eliza SHIER|
|Spouses :||Maude Belle DAVENPORT|
|Wife : Maude Belle DAVENPORT|
|Female Born :||abt 1878||at :||Michigan|
|Died :||18 DEC 1956||at :|
|Father :||Royal DAVENPORT|
|Mother :||Mary E ILER|
|Spouses :||Arthur Alfred SPARLING|
|Name :||Russell Lee SPARLING|
|Male Born :||24 MAY 1904||at :||Michigan|
|Died :||28 OCT 1918||at :||Fife Lake, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Name :||Kenneth Earl SPARLING|
|Male Born :||29 JAN 1906||at :||Michigan|
|Married :||20 FEB 1960||at :||Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Died :||31 MAY 2004||at :||Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Spouses :||Beulah Leona VALENCOURT|
|Name :||Ward Keith SPARLING |
|Male Born :||15 SEP 1908||at :||Kingsley, Grand Traverse, Michigan|
|Married :||15 APR 1943||at :||Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Died :||06 JAN 2002||at :||Punta Gorda, Florida|
|Spouses :||Gertrude Joan LAARMAN|
|Name :||Lucille Margeurite SPARLING|
|Female Born :||31 JAN 1911||at :||Michigan|
|Married :||03 APR 1937||at :|
|Died :||bef 2002||at :|
|Spouses :||Forrest P BOURGOIS|
|Name :||Marion Althea SPARLING|
|Female Born :||10 JUN 1913||at :||Michigan|
|Married :||02 JUL 1938||at :|
|Died :||bef 2002||at :|
|Spouses :||Harold F BOURGOIS|
Obituary - Traverse City Record-Eagle January 10, 2002
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - Ward Sparling, age 93, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2002.
Ward was born on Sept. 15, 1908, in Kingsley, the son of Arthur and Maude (Davenport) Sparling. He graduated from Kingsley High School in 1927, and attended Davenport Institute in Grand Rapids.
He served in the U.S. Army from February 1942 to August 1945, performing duties in air mechanics and field artillery.
Ward returned to the Kingsley area with his wife, Gertrude (Laarman) where they farmed for many years. Ward attended the Methodist Church in Kingsley for many years and later joined the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. He was a commander of the local American Legion Post, and a member of the Kingsley School Board for 14 years. Ward retired as a building contractor from the Farm Bureau in Traverse City in 1971. After retirement, Ward and his wife moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. Ward resided there for the past 30 years.
Ward is survived by his daughter, Linda Beebe of Wilcox, Ariz.; his brother, Kenneth (Beulah) Sparling of Florida; two grandchildren, Jeff Beebe of Traverse City and Jenny Beebe of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two nieces and a nephew.
Ward was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude in 1993, two sisters, Marian and Lucille Bourgois; and a brother, Russell.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11, at Kays-Ponger Funeral Home in Punta Gorda, Fla., with the Rev. Larry Pope officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Royal Palms Cemetery in Punta Gorda, Fla.
Arrangements were provided by Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Fla. (941) 639-1133.