Barbara Maxine Sprague

Barbara Maxine Sprague

MANSFIELD: Barbara Maxine Sprague, 80, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Crystal Care Center in Mansfield. She was born August 5, 1933 in Johnsville, Ohio to the late Fern (Shipley) and Harold Shaffer.

Maxine graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1951 and was a faithful Tyger's football and basketball fan. In fact, she never missed a football game of her grandson, Rocky, and continued to attend-through rain, snow, or sleet-even after he graduated. In her spare time, she enjoyed creating crochet items.

She is survived by four children, Terry Zehner of Mansfield, Karen (Gene) Young of TX, Joni Wagaman of Mansfield and Robin (Garry) Lucas of TX; seven grandchildren, Joni Lynn Baldridge, Randy Aguayo, Rocky Zehner, Portia Hall, Tiffany Radcliffe, Kameron Radcliffe and Mary Adnett; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Linda (Carl) Kegley, Debbie Jones and Harold Paul "Peck" (Darlene) Hassinger all of Mansfield and Marilyn (John) Fount of Butler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hassinger and brother, Virgil Shaffer.

The family would like to thank Crystal Care Center for the warm and compassionate care given to Maxine during her stay.

Donations in memory of Maxine may be made to Crystal Care Center of Mansfield, 1159 Wyandotte Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44906. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family.

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Published in the News Journal on Apr. 17, 2014