Lagrange, Illinois


Lagrange, Illinois


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Nancy Louise Sprague, 85, of LaGrange, IL, and daughter of Kenneth and Grace Holmes (both deceased and formerly of Western Springs). Nancy was, for 62 years, the beloved wife of Arthur W. (Bill) Sprague, Jr. Loving mother of Arthur William, (Bill) Sprague, III (of Cincinnati), and Scotland Lee...

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Mrs. and Dr. Sprague were a true inspiration to me, as I believe they were to many of my classmates in the 1976-1977 American Studies class. That class was truly memorable. I am still friends with many of the students that were in the class, mostly because the Spragues made us feel like one big family. I will never forget the day Mrs. Sprague came into class wearing a clown outfit, or the play we performed - Our Town. I had one line of about five words, and she made me feel like I had...

Dear Dr. Sprague and family,

I will never forget the experience of taking American Studies and British Empire taught by you and Nancy. The books we read, discussions we had and learning the historical perspective simultaneously was an incredible learning opportunity. Acting in the Skin of our Teeth was particularly memorable since it brought the play to life as a visual medium. My condolences to you and your family as Mrs. Sprague was a great teacher and an incredible human...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful teacher.

Dr. Sprague and Family:
My sincere condolences for your loss. Mrs. Sprague was one of my favorite teachers and her legacy will live on in those she taught. As I am sure you know, when the two of you were teaching, American Studies was legendary at LT: a class people talked about taking from the first moment they walked through the doors until Junior year, with Senior year filled with memories. I vividly remember sitting in European History my senior year and still being able to hear Mrs....