Monday, October 17, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Shirley Sprague, 68, beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on October 5, 2016. She entered this world on July 26, 1948, in Bentleyville, PA, born to Joseph and Helen Tropek (both deceased). She is survived by her husband Don; sons Matt (Wylie, TX) and Tim (Dallas, TX); grandson Karter (Wylie, TX); and sisters Bette Miller (Columbus, OH) and Kathy and husband Michael Fazio (Newark, OH). Shirley's nephews Joseph Miller (Denver, CO), Mark and wife Lauren Miller (Charlotte, NC), and David and wife Angela Miller (Bangor, ME) also survive.
Shirley felt pride in being the daughter of a WWII Army veteran father who survived the storming of Omaha Beach in France on D-Day. She attended Monongahela Valley Catholic High School for three of her high school years and later graduated from Elida High School in Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Shirley served as a Speech and Hearing Therapist in the Allen County, Ohio, schools for seven (7) years. Following their 1978 marriage, Shirley and Don made their home in Birmingham, Alabama. They moved to Plano in 1980, where they raised their two sons and have lived ever since.
During the last few years of her life, Shirley found her passion for helping people by encouraging (or coaching) them to improve their life by eating healthy and supplementing their healthy diet with the food supplement, Juice Plus from NSA in Memphis. She loved to meet people through her face-to-face networking in several area groups. She also was a long-time member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, where she volunteered her time and talents with the Friends of the Bereaved.
A memorial service will be held on October 17 at 3:00 pm in St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano 75024. Fr. Leon Duesman presiding. Internment in the Seton Columbarium after the service. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers and cards, the family requests that you contribute to
Shirley's Memorial Fund
for the prevention of suicide.