Shirley Sprague

Obituary of Shirley June Sprague

ADRIAN-Shirley June Sprague, age 82, of Adrian, died on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Caring Dunn Right in Morenci.  

She was born November 4, 1937, in Caro, Michigan to Stewart and Wilma (Lake) Watson.  She graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1956.  She married Douglas W. Sprague on March 16, 1957, in Tecumseh.  He preceded her in death on November 18, 2009.  Shirley was a member of the Raisin Valley Friends Church where she taught the Fellowship Class for many years.  She and her husband were 4-H leaders and did other volunteer work for the youth.  She was employed with New Horizons, supervising and caring for the disabled.  After retirement, she continued working as a volunteer with many of the handicapped.  Shirley and her husband owned Baker Hill Bed and Breakfast in Hudson.  She enjoyed the needle arts and other crafts.  Her greatest blessing was time with her grandchildren.


Shirley is survived by a son, John (Tonia) Sprague of Cement City; three daughters, Michelle (Rick) Brownell of Sturgis and Heidi (Scott) Cagle of Adrian, Jackie (Wesley) Wickham of Osseo; a brother, Gerald (Karen) Watson of Tecumseh; a sister, Brenda Watson of Ringwood, New Jersey; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 75 foster grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews along with special friend Nick Schell.  In addition to her husband, Douglas, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lloyd Watson.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions only a limited number of individuals will be allowed in the chapel at a time and masks are required.  A graveside service will be held at Lime Creek Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Driskill officiating.


You may send condolences to the family at   Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Dunn Right, 13754 Morenci Rd., Morenci, MI 49256.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Anderson-Marry FH - Adrian
3050 West Beecher Road.
Adrian, Michigan, United States
(517) 265-3312

Graveside Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Lime Creek Cemetery
9531 Munson Hwy
Hudson, Michigan, United States
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