Margaret (Jackson) Sprague

CLINTON — Margaret (Jackson) Sprague, 94, of Clinton, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on March 24, 2019, at the Christian Village, Lincoln, Ill.

Services will be conducted at noon on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with her son, Jack Sprague, officiating. Burial will follow at Keys Cemetery, Beason, Ill. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m.–noon on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Beason Fire Department or the Beason United Methodist Church.

Margaret was born on May 24, 1924, in DeWitt County, the daughter of Oral and Leona (Armstrong) Jackson. She married C. Allen Sprague on November 2, 1942, in Lincoln, Ill. He passed away on October 29, 2018.

Survivors include her children, Jack Sprague, Centralia, Ill.; Martha (Terry) Deavers, Clinton; Jane (Steve) King, Oxford, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Mollie Langley; daughter-in-Law, Pam Sprague.

Margaret taught 16 years at the Broadwell Grade School before she retired.  Teaching and receiving her teaching degree was her greatest accomplishments.  Margaret was an avid reader.  She loved gardening and being outdoors in nature.  Her flowers brought her great joy. 

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