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Faith C. Sprague

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Faith Carpenter Sprague, 99, formerly of Readsboro, Vt., died Friday morning, June 3, 2005, at Green Acres Nursing Home, Gettysburg.

She was born in Readsboro on Dec. 25, 1905, the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Pike) Carpenter. Mrs. Sprague attended school in Readsboro and two years at Vermont Academy (’26). She taught second grade at Readsboro Central School for several years, retiring in 1967 to give more time to home duties. She was married in Brattleboro, Vt. on July 6, 1942 to the late James Gordon Sprague, also of Readsboro. He died Sept. 28,1997.

Mrs. Sprague is survived by a son, Walter Sprague, of Orrtanna; two stepsons, Roger Sprague of Gettysburg and Harold “Bud” Sprague of Whitingham, Vt.; five granddaughters, Shannon Sprague Winter, Kimberly Sprague, Debbie Sprague Moreton, Karen Sprague Smyth and Mary Sprague Crockett; six grandsons, Donnie, Frank, Mark, Martin, Tom, and Larry; one stepgranddaughter, Christy Law Blanchard; and several great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by two grandsons, Guy and David; one sister, Edna; and two brothers, John and Dana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 8 at the First Baptist Church in Readsboro, with the Rev. John Brigham officiating. Burial will follow in Readsboro’s Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, June 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Covey & Allen Funeral Home in Wilmington, Vt.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Readsboro in care of the Covey & Allen Funeral Home, P. O. Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.

To send condolences to the family of Mrs. Faith Sprague, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on June 6, 2005
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