Patricia Ann Maple Sparks, a resident of Henryetta, died April 20, 2021 in Mannford at the age of 84. Patricia Ann (“Pat”) Maple was born Jan. 29, 1937, to Haskell and Bertie Sparks in Hitchita. She graduated from Hitchita High School in 1955. After graduation she attended Connors State College in Warner and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where she earned a degree in education.
On June 21, 1959, Pat married the love of her life Paul Maple. They moved to Missouri where Paul was a principal and Pat was a teacher for about 30 years. Paul and Pat had two boys, Aaron and Clint. Pat moved back to Oklahoma after losing Paul to ALS in 1990.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband Paul Maple; parents Haskell and Bertie Sparks; and siblings Charles Sparks, Jim Sparks and infant baby girl Sparks.
Pat is survived by son Aaron Maple and wife Monica of Mannford; son Clint Maple and wife Lara of Odessa, Missouri; brother Marvin Sparks and wife Sue of Ralston; grandson Carson Maple of Mannford; grandson Blake Maple of Mannford; grandson Alec Maple of Odessa, Missouri; granddaughter Allison Maple of Odessa, Missouri; grandson Jordon Maple of Tulsa; great grandchildren Riley Maple, Hadley Maple, Rowon Maple and Harrison Maple of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family will greet friends for visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, 2021 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Ron Franklin and Rev. Kent Sparks, officiating. Interment will follow at Lackey Cemetery In Hitchita. Services are under the direction and care of Integrity Funeral Service.