Edith Sprunger, 90

Edith May Sprunger,  age 90, of Constantine, passed away Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Constantine on October 1, 1919, a daughter of William and Alice (Parris) Harshbarger. Edith attended Quaker Street School. On July 2, 1938 she married Howard Sprunger in Goshen, IN. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2007. Edith worked at the Constantine Creamery from which she retired in 1981. Edith had also worked at M&R Co. (Ross Labs) in Sturgis, Denton MIlls in Centreville, and Freeman Mfg.

Edith was a member of Trinity Missionary Church, where she served as Pre-School Superintendent and Sunday School teacher. She had also attended the Elkhart Missionary Church where she drove the Bible School Bus and taught Sunday School. Edith enjoyed gardening and helping people in any way. Edith mostly cherished her family and enjoyed flying with Howard and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving Edith are her daughter Marilene (Elmer) Skinner, son Dean (MaryJo) Sprunger, all of Constantine, sister Janet (Jerry) Wagner, Kenmore, WA, grandchildren Joe (Karey) Arnold, Renae (Gary) Wright, Sharon (Oscar) Holderman Jr. all of Constantine, Kim (Randy) Tupin, Amarillo, TX, great grandchildren Nicholas and Byron Holderman, Ryan Wright and Ashley (Aaron) Ward, Mallory, Melisa, Patrick, Trevor and Christopher Arnold, 2 great great granddaughters Heidi and Adelaide Holderman, step grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard Sprunger, daughter Phyllis Sprunger and half-sister Diana Harrell.

Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at Light & Life Wesleyan Church in Three Rivers with Pastor Sam Maddox officiating. Interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Light & Life Wesleyan Church. On-line messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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