Elizabeth Ann Sparks, who had taught 4th grade students at the James F. Peebles Elementary School in Bourne, died at the age of 99 on April 17. She had been a patient at Cape Regency Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Centerville.

The daughter of Samuel Kofsky and Elizabeth Kofsky, she was known as Ann.

She graduated from Brown University and went on to Bridgewater State College to get her master's degree in education.

Ms. Sparks taught elementary school in Bourne for 23 years.

She worked for the American Red Cross during World War II.

She leaves a daughter, Lesley Jennings and her husband, Karl Jennings; a son, James Sparks Sr. and his wife, Cheryl Sparks; three grandchildren, Cheri Groves, Jimmy Sparks and Jessica Hegarty; six great-grandchildren; and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Millicent Sweet.

Visiting hours will be Saturday, May 4, from noon to 2 PM with a short prayer service at 1:45 at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A in Sandwich.

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