Martha R. Sprague, 97, Kendallville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Lutheran Life Village in Kendallville. She was born on Feb. 22, 1923, the daughter of Roscoe and Ethel Gertrude (Stocker) LeCount in Cromwell. On June 14, 1941, she married Frank Sprague, Jr. in Ligonier. He passed away on Oct. 9, 2001.
Martha is survived by her children, Rebecca Owen of Kendallville, William (Pat) Sprague of Ligonier, Cecilia (Lynn) Nodine of Albion, Thomas Sprague of Ligonier; grandchildren, Brian Nodine of Albion, Kimberly (Greg) Lambert of Cromwell, Paul (Jeni) Kern of Wakarusa, Rhonda (Joey) Jacobs of Cromwell, Jason Owen of Chicago, Dustin (Carrie) Sprague of Fort Wayne, Doug Sprague of Kendallville, Leah (Clint) Stedge of Fort Wayne; 17 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Barb) LeCount of Ligonier; sister, Mary Brock of Milford. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Glory Kern; brothers, Maurice, Herbert, Roscoe, Jr., Ray, Robert LeCount; sisters Luella Jones, Elsie Griffith and Gertie Lehman.
Martha graduated from Ligonier High School in 1941. She was a member of the American Legion Post 243 Auxiliary for 50 years and belonged to the Ligonier Historical Society. Martha loved her grandchildren and playing games with them. She also loved the Cubs, fishing and mushroom hunting.
A funeral service will be held in Martha’s honor at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South; Ligonier, IN 46767. Pastor Joey Nelson will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1-4 p.m. prior to the service. A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Remembrance Center in Ligonier.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Visiting Nurse Hospice of Fort Wayne.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.