Mary Sprague, 79, of Lincoln, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019, at Copper Creek Cottages, Lincoln, IL.


Mary was born on April 12, 1939, in Olney, IL; the daughter of Virgil and Ester (Reinhart) King. She married Ronald Sprague Sr. on August 9, 1957, in Shawneetown, IL. He preceded her in death on, May 12, 2017.


Mary is survived by her daughter, Beth (Russell) Wright of Lincoln, IL; her son, Ronald Sprague Jr. of Lincoln, IL; her grandchildren, Kassie Henrichsmeyer of Clay City, IL, Colt (Haley) Wright of Sunset, TX, Chase Wright of Lincoln, IL; and eight great-grandchildren. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her grandson, Joshua Sprague.

Mary was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln. She enjoyed a variety of hobbies including the crafting of all sorts and painting. Mary loved driving down to Missouri with her husband in their little red Miata; where they would visit and tour different wineries.


Services for Mary will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln. Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Parkinson’s Research Foundation.

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