Sparky W. Ascani was born in Jackson, Tenn. on Feb. 16, 1922 to Paul and Rachael Gardner Wilson. She had a brother, Gene.
She married John Ascani on Aug. 23, 1958. She was an accomplished writer, having had two novels published. She also had short, humorous articles published in magazines.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother.
Survivors include her stepson, Ben (Hilary), Scottsdale, Ariz.; nieces, Betty (Ned) Dalton, Moab, Lorraine Ditsworth, Renton, Wash., and Doris (Carl) Retzlaff, Keams, Utah, and many other nieces and nephews.
At her request, there will be no services.