Jeanne Ellen (Van Gundy) Sprague, age 75, of rural Rockford, passed away at 5:30 a.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, at her residence.
Born on June 25, 1945, in Van Wert, she was the only daughter of the late Kenneth Eldred & Margaret Evelyn (Fisher) Van Gundy.
Jeanne and James Michael Sprague were married on October 16, 1966. The couple's ceremony was the last wedding and reception to be held at the former Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Union Township.
Her husband, Mike preceded her in death March 13, 2018. Also deceased is their infant son, Johnny James Sprague, and Jeanne's brothers: James, George, and Ralph Van Gundy.
Surviving are two daughters: Nancy Sprague of Rockford and Toni Sprague of Spencerville, grandchildren: Katlyn, Cody, Shayla and Hailey, great granddaughter, Clarissa, and her brother, Dave (Debi) Van Gundy, of Celina.
Jeanne's sisters-in-law: Andrea Van Gundy, Rosa Van Gundy and Betty Koch, and a brother-in-law: George (Marie) Sprague, also survive.
A 1963 Mendon-Union High School graduate, Jeanne had served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Mendon Alumni Association for many years.
She was a clerk-typist at the Welfare Department in Celina, a teller at the Mendon bank, and had worked for Jake’s Fine Foods, Antiques and Interiors in Mendon.
Jeanne was an active member of Mendon United Methodist Church, where she and Mike had also served as custodians for many years.
Following their retirement, Jeanne and Mike enjoyed traveling and going on bus tours. Some of her hobbies were photography, crocheting, and reading, and Jeanne was known for making and sending-out numerous greeting cards to friends and family for all occasions.
Calling Hours are at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, November 19, followed by the Funeral Service, starting at 1:30. Pastor Rob Glenn is officiating. Burial will be at Tomlinson Cemetery, in Union Township.
Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, Attn: Findlay-Lima Office, 480 W. Dussel Dr., Suite 150, Maumee, OH 43537.
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