HOWARD “SPARKY” DUANE SPARKS
Howard “Sparky” Duane Sparks, 81, of Quinter, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Duane was born in Bigelow, Kan., Jan. 9, 1940. He liked to point out that being born in 1940 told you his birthday, 1/9/40. When Duane earned his GED at Fort Hays State University, he scored so well that they were disappointed they could not convince him to enroll in college courses.