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Dorothy Mae Sprague

Dorothy Mae Sprague age 95 of Coffeyville passed from this earthly life on November 26, 2022, at Medicalodge on Midland.


Dorothy was born on November 2, 1927, in Lenapah, OK to Walter and Laura (Vannoster) Bean. She was raised in Nowata County and attended school at Bellevue School. She met Franklin Sprague, and the couple was united in marriage on November 20, 1944, in Independence, KS. They made their home in Coffeyville where they started their family and were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Dorothy worked in the office for Liebert Brother’s as well as caring for the home and children. She was a faithful member of the River Of Life Tabernacle where she taught Sunday school for many years. Dorothy and Franklin enjoyed working out in their garden and spending time with their children and grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking. Dorothy appreciated being able to prepare a meal for the masses and the comfort that being around a table of family and good food brought.


Dorothy will be missed most by her children; Carolyn Brooks and her husband Joe of Coffeyville, KS, Jerry Sprague of Caney, KS, and Rocky Sprague and his wife Carol of Bella Vista, AR, 7 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 72 years, Franklin, her brothers Leonard and Lester, and granddaughter Crystal.


Services honoring Dorothy’s life will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 1:00 pm at the River of Life Tabernacle west of Coffeyville with her son and son-in-law Rocky and Joe officiating. Burial will follow in Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville.


Friends are invited to sign the register and support the family on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00pm at David W. Barnes Funeral Home.


The family suggests memorials be made payable to the River of Life Tabernacle Building Fund and they may be left with or sent in care of David W. Barnes Funeral Home 306 N Cline Rd, Coffeyville, KS 67337.


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