Berlin L. Sparling, 91, of Taylorville, passed away July 3, 2012 at 7:22am at Taylorville Care Center.  He was born October 4, 1920 in Taylorville, the son of Lafayette and Ida Belle (Mills) Sparling.  He married Catherine Andrighetti in December, 1941 in St. Charles, MO.  He retired from Hopper Paper Mill; he worked for the city of Taylorville for several years and he worked Webster St. Recycling Bins until the age of 88.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Judy (Larry) Stringer of Taylorville; sister, Helen Johnson of Taylorville; sister-in-law, Antonia Verardi of Taylorville; brother-in-law, James (Greta) Andrighetti of Taylorville; 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Eddy, Johnny Boy, Tom, Hershel and Alvin; sisters, Ethel Sparling, Mary Delaney, Josephine Schmiedeke, Lorranine Kelley, Ruby England and Shirley Gowdy; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Charles Banning officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Military Graveside Rites.  Visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 from 9:00 till 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sigh on-line guest book at

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