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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
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Leslie Sparlin

Leslie G. Sparlin (Seanor)

Monday, February 10th, 1958 - Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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Joplin, MO. Leslie G. Sparlin, age 61, of Joplin, MO., passed away at 4:15 a.m., Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Joplin following a courageous battle with cancer. Leslie was born February 10, 1958, in Joplin, MO., the daughter of George and Margaret Seanor.

She received her Associates Degree from M.S.S.U. and took pride in her secretary career for many years. She was previously employed at M.S.S.U., BKD Accounting Firm in Joplin, MO.; Arthur Anderson Accounting Firm in Tulsa, OK.; and the Joplin R-8 School District. She was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Joplin. For the past 20 years, she has been an active member of College Heights Christian Church. She also served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and was a member of the Carthage, MO., Bunco Club. She was most proud of her role as the most wonderful, perfect mother of the most wonderful, perfect four children who had nothing to do with this obituary.

Leslie is survived by her husband, Mike Sparlin, married on January 4, 1981, in Joplin, MO.; her children, Lewis Sparlin and wife Ashley, Joplin, MO.; Lacie Good and husband Alan, Knoxville, TN.; Logan Sparlin, Springfield, MO.; Lijah Sparlin and wife Madison, Joplin, MO.; two sisters, Jackie Ranum, Joplin, MO.; Kelly Benson and husband Buddy, Wyandotte, OK.; and two grandchildren, Maggie and Brodie Sparlin.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Leslie applied this verse to every facet of her life, even in her suffering. She prayed continually for everyone she knew, and instead of complaining always asked how she could pray for others. Leslie will be dearly missed, but we rejoice in the hope that we will see her again soon.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020, at the College Heights Christian Church Chapel with Jay St. Clair, Minister, officiating. Visitation will follow the service. A private burial will be held at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory of Joplin, MO. Memorial contributions are requested to the Sparlin family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    College Heights Christian Church Worship Center
    4311 E. Newman Road
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    College Heights Christian Church Worship Center
    4311 E. Newman Road
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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    Jay St. Clair, Minister
  • Interment

    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Kervyn Smith

Posted at 08:08am
Leslie is just one more reason you want to make God's Forever Heaven as your Eternal Home. What a life well lived and to always had others in mind even in her pain. She was the perfect mother with perfect children. What a family. Mike was truly blessed of God with his union with Leslie. How precious. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind on this earth, is not to die. We are eternal beings made in the image of God. She loved reading Psalms 139 in the Passion version [TPT]. When Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for us, and he wasn't kidding. Leslie is being blown away right now by the size of her place and how did God know she loved it just this way. He delights in making His kids happy and full of Joy. Peace and Comfort to all who knew and loved this wonderful Leslie. Her life is just starting in Heaven where everything is Perfect in the presence of Jesus, who gave His life for each of us and they say Heaven is a hundred times bigger than earth and can expand. Thank you God for your love!

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So sorry for your loss. If your mom was anything like you, she must have been a very special lady indeed. You and your family are in our thoughts.
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Loving Leslie and the Sparlin family, Kevin, Linda, Max, Tyler and Emma Sanderlin
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