FREDONIA - Juanita E. Sprague, 91, of Falconer, formerly of Shumla Road, Fredonia, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at WCA Hospital.
She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Wilcox, Pa., the daughter of the late Don and Minerva Trimble Sonney.
A 1938 graduate of Wesleyville High School, Wesleyville, Pa., she also was a graduate of Erie Infants Hospital and Ora-Jean Beauty School of Erie, Pa. She has been a Chautauqua County resident since 1946.
Juanita E. Sprague
Juanita was employed at G.E. of Erie, Pa., during World War II and then Neota Beauty Shop at the D&F Plaza and Charm Shop of Jamestown.
Since 1962 a member of Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280 Auxiliary, a member of Cassadaga Stockton Lily Dale Senior Citizens and member and past matron of Sylvia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed traveling and cruises, and had been throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She also enjoyed reading.
Dedicated grandparents, Juanita and her late husband were avid fans of their grandchildren's activities, rarely missed a game or performance and were extremely proud of their achievements.
Wife of 59 years to the late Maurice J. "Dutch" Sprague, whom she married Aug. 9, 1943, and who died Aug. 5, 2002; mother of Barbara (Leon) Beightol of Falconer, Susan (John) Straight of Cassadaga, and the late Robert M. Sprague (Jan. 22, 2006); grandmother of Nathan Sprague, Mark and Troy Beightol, Jennifer Swanson, Leslie Mathis, Lindsay Porter and Natalie McGuire; great-grandmother of eight; sister of Gene (Rose) Sonney of Gerard, Pa., Dale (Betty) Sonney of Erie, Pa., Dennis (Barbara) Sonney of Bowling Green, Ky., John (Diane) Sonney of Virginia Beach, Va., and the late Robert, Ralph, James and Paul Sonney. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Cassadaga Cemetery.
Memorials to Cassadaga Memorial American Legion Post 1280.