Born on October 9, 1957, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Barbara A. (Middleton) Burelison. A lifetime Whitley County resident (and former Churubusco resident), she graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1976. She worked as a Production Associate for Autoliv in Columbia City.
Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Sparks of Royal Center; son, Ryan Sparks of Warsaw; parents, Charles and Barbara Burelison of Columbia City; two brothers, Garry A. Burelison of Fort Wayne and Timothy (Mary) Burelison of Ridinger Lake; two sisters, Christine Green of South Whitley and Robin (Barry) Hively of Columbia City; and five grandchildren.
A Memorial service was held Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home with Pastor Curtiss Johnson officiating.
Memorials may be given in memory of Ms. Sparks to Whitley County Parkview Home Health and Hospice. Condolences are to www.demoneygrimes.com.