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Christine Spruell
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
2650 Niles Rd
Saint Joseph, MI

Christine Spruell, 71, of Hartford passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

A private celebration has already taken place.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, Home of the Yeager Family Pet Shelter,, and Berrien County Cancer Society,

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Chris was born on Jan. 1, 1950, in Chicago to Russell and Beverly (Schafer) Cregg.

She graduated from Dowagiac Union High School and married the love of her life, Robert Spruell, on Jan. 20, 1968.

Chris loved to crochet baby blankets and Afghans, she made sure all of her children and grandchildren each received one. She enjoyed yard sales and Four Winds Casino. Chris was interested in the paranormal, enjoyed flowers especially morning glories.

Diet Coke was her favorite drink to start the day. She was very unselfish always putting others before herself. She had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed pranking her friends and family. Chris and Robert had a very strong partnership of love and family for more than 53 years, she will be greatly missed.

Chris is survived by her husband, Robert; children: Cindy Stovern and Bobby Spruell; grandchildren: Leah Hodder, Sarah Stovern, Jack Stovern; great-grandchild, Charli Diamond; and sister, Carol (James) Zeidler.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cynthia Stevenson; and grandmother, Frieda Gould.

Published by The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 22, 2021.
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My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. She was truly a remarkable person. She was professional yet full of humor to work with. Many a day we had our disputes and our laughter. It was the laughter that kept us all coming back day after day. You will be missed Chris Spruell. I hope heaven passes your inspection.
Richard Denton
November 23, 2021
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