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Ruth Ann Sprague

February 8, 1937 — July 27, 2021

Ruth Ann Sprague, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.

Ruth was born on February 8, 1937 in Carterville to George Alpha and Chloe Ruth (Stearns) Horsley.  She married Glenn Allen Sprague and he preceded her in death.

Ruth worked as a teller for Carterville State and Savings Bank; bookkeeping for Jack Bauman Oil; worked for American Magnetics but her #1 job was being a mom and grandma.  She loved playing the piano, crocheting, embroidering and reading and was a member of Crainville Baptist Church.

Survivors include:


Larry Sprague (Patti) of Crete, IL

Tammy Ogden of Carterville

Brycker Sprague (Tara) of Marion


Chris and Mandi Sprague

Cari Jo and Brian Beck

Brianna and John Rhodes

Jenna Sprague

Melissa Ogden

Nicholos Ogden

Olivia Ogden

Emma Sprague

Eli Sprague

Great grandchildren:








Ellenna Ann

Terry’s widow-Shara Sprague-Robinson

Brother-Doc Horsley (Marilyn)

Sister-Brenda Kocher (Al)

Many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Barry Sprague and Terry Sprague and brother, Dale Horsley.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, February 8, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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