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Florence Clara (Banaszak) Szparaga

November 24, 1924 ~ January 10, 2022 (age 97)


Florence Clara Szparaga, 97, of North Little Rock passed away January 10, 2022.  She was born to the late Louis and Mary Banaszak on November 24, 1924 in Madison, Illinois.  Florence worked at Timex, Levi Strauss and retired from Target. She was a life-long member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and member of the Rosary Sodality.  Florence enjoyed working outside, sewing for her family, watching sports and spending time with her family.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband Walter Szparaga and siblings: Francis Pasierb, Elizabeth Pruss, Martha Wilk, Della Gubanski, Veronica Kaplon, Margaret Piechocki, August Banaszak, and Alois Banaszak. 

Survivors include daughters: Jeannette Freyaldenhoven, Diane Burnett and Rita Dixon; grandchildren: Patrick Burnett, A.J. Burnett, Kimberly Gardner, J.B. Dixon; and great-grandchildren:  A. J. Jr., Ashton, Matthew, Cameron, Bradley, Zachary, Emily, Mallory, Madison, Bo, Evie, and Weston; sisters: Angeline Kaplon and Carolyn Evans; brother-in-law, William Piechocki; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Rosary is 10:00 AM with a Visitation at 10:30 AM, on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Mass will follow at 11:00 AM with burial at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.

Father T.J. Hart will be the celebrant.

Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 7006 Jasna Gora Dr., North Little Rock, AR  72118.

The family would like to express their appreciation for all the support by the staff at The Lakes of Maumelle and Kindred Hospice.

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--


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January 15, 2022

10:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

January 15, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
January 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (North Little Rock)

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