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Betty J. Sprout


Betty J. Sprout, 72, of Roseville, died at 8:05 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Roseville Country Manor, Roseville.

She was born Sept. 10, 1936, in Ellison Township, to Bert and Eva M. (Flood) Freeland. 

She married Donald Sprout Aug. 28, 1955, in Roseville. He survives. 

She is also survived by her mother, Eva Freeland, Monmouth; two daughters, Deborah (Michael) Johnson-Brand, Eldridge, Iowa and Barbara (Greg) Gibb, Smithshire; six grandchildren, Heather, Mitch and Joe Gibb, Christine (Matthew) Hayes, Kyle Johnson and Ryan Johnson; three step-grandchildren, Marcus (Kelly) Brand, Misty (Luke) Dobbs and Matthew Brand; three great-granddaughters, Skylar, Zoey, and Alexus and three siblings, Mary Gregory, Colchester, Robert (Hope) Freeland, Tacoma, Wash. and Bonnie (Bob) Livingston, Kirksville, Mo.

She was preceded in death her father, one brother, one sister and one son.  

She was born and raised in Ellison Township and attended Jackson Corners grade school. She graduated Roseville High School. 

She worked at Form Fit in Monmouth, and as a sorter for DeKalb Seed Co.

She drove a school bus for Roseville Unit School District 200 for many years. 

She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and a former member of Methodist Women and the Roseville Woman’s Club.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Corman Memorial Home Roseville.  

Burial was in the Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery, Roseville. 

Memorials may be made to the Swan Creek United Methodist Church or the Roseville Country Manor.

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