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Wanda Mae Sprague

d. January 23, 2024

Havana, Florida, formerly Taylorsport

Wanda Mae Sprague

Wanda Mae (Fisher) Sprague passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 99. 

A resident of Havana, Florida, formerly of the Taylorsport community of Hebron, Kentucky, she was born on May 20, 1924, to Frank Fisher and Charlotte “Lottie” (Hempfling) Fisher in Stringtown (Boone Co) Kentucky. 

Wanda kept detailed diaries from 1935 to 1944. They offered great insight into how growing up during the Depression and World War ll really did make her era the Greatest Generation. 

She was valedictorian of her class of 1941 at Hebron High School and attended Eastern Kentucky State Teachers college but left after five days because she thought many of the classes were unnecessary. She then enrolled in the business school at the Cincinnati YMCA and after graduating worked at the Y until the end of the war. 

Wanda married George upon his return from the war in 1944 and they opened Sprague’s Grocery in Taylorsport. They ran the grocery for over 40 years, making many friends over the years, particularly the local kids trading empty soft drink bottles for penny candy. 

She was preceded in death by her husband George and her sister Dolly. 

Survivors include son, Gary, and his wife Sheila, of Havana Florida; granddaughter, Jennie Barrow (Trace) Jacksonville, Florida; grandson, Geoff Sprague (Kasey) Tallahassee, Florida; great granddaughters, Mollie and Addie Sprague; great grandsons, Drew and Ben Barrow; niece, Barb Black; and Greg Sprague, nephew. 

Visitation is 9:00 am to 10:00 am Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Hebron. Funeral services to immediately follow at 10:00 am. Interment Sand Run Cemetery, Hebron. 

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home Hebron Chapel

1833 Petersburg Rd, Hebron, KY 41048

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home Hebron Chapel

1833 Petersburg Rd, Hebron, KY 41048

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