Ruth E. Sprague 105 of Clinton, IL passed away 11:29 PM March 17, 2020, at her family residence, Clinton, IL.


Graveside services will be 2:30 PM Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Pastor Tracy Ray officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Weldon Springs Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Ruth was born December 26, 1914, in Clinton, IL the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (McKinney) McHaney. She married Paul A. Sprague on April 11, 1937, in Clinton, IL. He passed away on September 8, 2004.


Survivors include her children, Norma (Neil) Nichols, Maroa, IL; Janice Sprague, Clinton, IL, 3 grandchildren, Julie (Scott) Kelly, Clinton, IL; Jennifer (Tony) Rhodes, Clinton, IL; Chris Nichols, Normal, IL, 4 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.


Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son, Charles Sprague, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.


Ruth was an avid Cubs fan and saw them win the World Series. She loved to crochet.

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