Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Elizabeth (Betty Joseph) Sprague, 81, formerly of Fort Wayne and Columbia City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 24, 2009.Â Her family is thankful that she is now at peace.
She was born in Napfor, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Rome and Catherine (Strong) Campbell, and lived in Fort Wayne until moving to Columbia City in 1994.Â Employed as a waitress, she worked at the Van Orman Hotel, Ceruti’s, and the Waynewood Inn.Â She was a member of the Saturn Christian Church near Laud, DAV Ladies Auxiliary, AMVETS Post 33 Ladies Auxiliary, and Women of the Moose in Columbia City.
Surviving are five sons Philip Joseph of Chicago, Peter (Becky) Joseph of Fort Wayne,Â Michael JosephÂ of Fort Wayne, Frank (Suzanne) Joseph of Carmel, James (Bobbi) Joseph of Fort Wayne, and Timothy (Rhonda)Â Sprague of Erin, Tenn; two sisters Juanita Robbins of Dayton, Ohio and Margaret Flannery of Pensacola, Fla; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Charles Campbell; three sisters Bertha Whiteman, Gertrude Morrison, and Bobbie Jean Massingale; and by a daughter Katherine Joseph Sloffer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, May 27, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Rev. Russell Riley, pastor of Saturn Christian Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends a the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p. m., or one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed in memory of Katherine Joseph Sloffer to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, P. O. Box 80201, Fort Wayne, INÂ 46898
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