SPRAGUE

Jeanne Ellen ( Van Gundy ) Sprague, age 75, 

of rural Rockford, passed away on Friday, 

November 13, 2020, at her residence.

 

Born 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, theirs being the last wedding and 

reception held at the former Wesley Chapel Methodist 

Church in Union Township.  

 

Her husband, Mike died March 13, 2018.  Their infant son, 

Johnny James Sprague, and Jeanne's brothers: James, 

George and Ralph Van Gundy, also preceded her in death.

 

Surviving are daughters: Nancy Sprague of Rockford and 

Toni Sprague of Spencerville, grandchildren: Katlyn, Cody, 

Shayla and Hailey, great granddaughter: Clarissa, brother: 

Dave ( Debi ) Van Gundy of Celina, sisters-in-law: Andrea 

and Rosa Van Gundy and Betty Koch, and brother-in-law: 

George ( Marie ) Sprague.

 

A 1963 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, Jeanne 

served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Mendon Alumni 

Association for a number of years. 

 

She had been a clerk-typist at the Welfare Department in 

Celina, a teller at the Mendon bank, and worked for Jake’s 

Fine Foods, Antiques and Interiors in Mendon.

 

Jeanne was an active member of the 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 favorite 

hobbies included photography, crocheting and reading.  

 

Jeanne was known for making and sending-out countless

greeting cards for all occasions to her family and friends.   

 

Calling Hours will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth 

Funeral Home in Mendon, on Thursday, November 19, 

from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., with the Funeral Service to 

follow at 1:30.  Pastor Rob Glenn will officiate.  

 

Burial is 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.

  

Condolences can be expressed to Jeanne's family 

at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com

 

Arrangements are under the direction of:  

W.H. DICK & SONS - HELLWARTH 

FUNERAL HOME, OF CELINA.

 

 

PRYER
Ned Duane Pryer, age 74, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at his residence in Celina. He was born on August 13, 1946 to the late Robert and Ella (Lee) Pryer. On October 15, 1989, he married JoAnn Vorhees, who survives in Celina. He is survived by his children Kelly Montgomery of Hartford City, IN, Amy (Dustin) George of Hartford City, IN, Hope (Doug) Beckley of Hartford City, IN, Derek (Taylor) Pryer of Celina, Aaron Nuding of Celina, Tina (Keith) Houts of Celina, Sara (Danny) Hensley of Sweetwater, TN, sixteen grandchildren Kirsten, Britt, Emma, Baylor, Camden, Easten, Lane, Presley, Cruz, Alexis, Beckham, Sawyer, Chloe, Kaden, Cale, Kobe, one great granddaughter Addie, brother and sister-in-law Tom (Shirley) Pryer of Celina and sister-in-law Sue (Mike) Bell of Sarasota, FL.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Alivia and his brother Gary Pryer.

Ned graduated from Parkway High School with the class of 1964. Then proudly served his country in the United States Army until 1968.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina. He formerly served as a Police Officer in Greenville for 10 years and retired as a salesman from Francis Furniture after over thirty-five years of service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Kenneth Schnipke C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Celina, with Military Honors provided by the Celina American Legion Post #210 and the Celina V. F. W. Post #5713. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 and from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Attendees are required to wear masks, practice social distancing, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Endowment Fund 229 W. Anthony St. Celina, Ohio 45822. Condolences may be shared with the Pryer family on-line at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.

 

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