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.
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
Arrangements are under the direction of:
W.H. DICK & SONS - HELLWARTHFUNERAL HOME, OF CELINA.
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