Joan Y. Sprunger, 82, of Decatur, IN passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest. Joan was born in Adams County, IN on March 25, 1937 to the late George F. and Margaret E. (Moore) Laurent. Joan married David A. Sprunger on September 17, 1955. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2015.
She was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and a member of the Women of St. Mary. At St. Mary’s she was involved with the religious education for 20 years. She retired from Adams County Clerk’s Office after 20 years of service. She volunteered for 13 years at Woodcrest.
Joan is survived by a son, Bruce D. (Ann) Sprunger of Harlan, IN., two daughters Beth L. Emmons of Fort Wayne, IN., and Patricia J. (Stan) Meyer of Ossian, IN., 7 grandchildren, Zach Emmons, Danielle (Brian) Rzepka, Laura Meyer, Kristen Meyer, Jared Meyer, Cameron Sprunger, Michelle Jones and 6 great grandchildren, two sisters Marlene Morin of Folsum, CA, and Georgia Doyle of Knoxville, TN., two brothers Gerald (Sharon) Laurent of Lima, OH and Edward (Carol) Laurent of Hemet, CA, a sister-in-law Vera Laurent of Fort Wayne, IN., and a brother-in-law Pat Teeple of Nashville, TN.
Joan was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Laurent and a sister, Theresa Teeple.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 24 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Porter Auditorium at Woodcrest and from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 4:00 p.m. at Woodcrest.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with calling 1 hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert will be presiding and burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church or Woodcrest.
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