Mrs. Linda Kay Sprague (1943 - 2012)

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Linda Kay Sprague, 69, of Hoopeston, passed away at 3 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Linda was born on April 17, 1943 in Hoopeston, to Paul Forbes and Gertrude Elkins Gooch. She married Gene Myron Sprague on April 24, 1966 at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1991.
Surviving are: three sons: Steven Paul (Teena) Sprague, of Danville, Jonathan Forbes Sprague, of Chicago, and William Thomas Sprague, of Champaign; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth (David Olson) Sprague, of Hoopeston; four grandchildren: Lauren Ashley Sprague, of Danville, Nicholas Alan, Anthony Thomas and Joshua Alexander Delfino, of Hoopeston.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father William Moore, her husband, and her brother David Gooch.
Linda graduated from Hoopeston High School and Illinois State University. She had taught at Honeywell School for over 30 years. She was an avid reader who enjoyed playing solitaire, traveling and shopping - especially trips to Chicago, Indianapolis, and Saugatuck, Michigan, and dining out. She loved spending time with her family and her dogs, Bentley and Bailey.
A public visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington Street, Hoopeston. A private family graveside services will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Honeywell School.
Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling the arrangements. Online condolences at
Published in Hoopeston Chronicle from Oct. 24 to Nov. 22, 2012