Evangeline “Cotton” Sparks, 79, of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Reid Health in Richmond. She was born on July 28, 1941, in Waneta, Kentucky, and is the daughter of Greene and Emma Boggs Sparks. She was a strong believer of God and had strong faith in many religions. For over 20 years, she had worked at Sears in downtown Connersville. She had also owned and operated the Heim Motel for 14 years and worked for 11 years with CRF Residential.

She was an avid reader and could often finish a book a day; the thicker the better. She loved all animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed gardening. Her greatest love was her daughter and grandsons.