Joyce Barnhart Sparks 62, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at her home.  


Funeral services will be private.


Joyce was a native of Columbus, Ohio. She loved art and enjoyed drawing. She also enjoyed fishing, being outdoors and shooting pool. Joyce was the daughter of the late Russell and Viva Jordan Baker and was preceded in death by her brothers: Gene and Abe Baker.


Joyce is survived by her husband, Barry Sparks; daughter: Melissa Barnhart Scala, of Columbus, OH; son Shawn Michael Collier, of Columbus OH., grandchildren: Jaden, Jordan, Tyler and Brooklyn.


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Sparks family.


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  1. I will always remember how much you loved Tyler the day he was born. You came to see him at the hospital and you loved him so much. You held him with care and grace knowing he was your grandson. You will always be in our hearts and our prayers.

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