Jewell Spratt 1929 - 2012 Ottawa
Jewell Spratt was born on Monday, November 11, 1929, in Imes, Kansas. She was the daughter of Stanley C. and Josephine (Yerkes) Phillips. A lifelong resident of Franklin County, Kansas, Jewell moved to Ottawa in 2003 where she made her home until her death on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the age of eighty-two years.
She graduated from Rantoul High School with the class of 1947. Jewell worked in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s as a secretary for Franklin County Superintendent of Schools. In the early 1960’s she was a secretary for Pomona Superintendent of Schools, in the later 1960’s to early 1990’s she was a clerk of the Board of United School District #290.
Jewell was a member of the Business Professional Women of Ottawa and on the Board with the Power of the Past Antique Engine & Tractor Club.
Jewell was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose greatest joy was spending time with her family. She spent much of her time enjoying her flowers, gardening and reading. Other hobbies she enjoyed included quilting, sewing, collecting antiques, attending high school sporting events and supporting the KU Jayhawks. She enjoyed helping others which was evident by caring for her many friends and neighbors.
On May 14, 1949 Jewell was united in marriage with Cecil Spratt in the Elm Grove community near Ottawa, Kansas. He survives of the home after enjoying 63 years together as husband & wife.
Jewell is also survived by daughter, Kathy Gretencord and her husband Mike of Ottawa, Kansas; son, Dr. Dennis Spratt and his wife Melissa of Ottawa, Kansas; two sisters, Jean Langley of Pomona, Kansas and Lynn Ruthstrom and her husband Rodney of Clay Center, Kansas; son-in-law, Dr. George Abel and his wife Pam of Emporia, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Chanda Sheldon and her husband Sam; Suzanne Toumberlin and her husband Eric; Amanda Domnanish; Robert Abel; Ben Abel; Kristin Shafer and her husband Matt; Adam Spratt; Sara Spratt and Jill Spratt; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Snow; Megan Snow; Emma Toumberlin; Abby Toumberlin and Ella Shafer.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Deanna Abel; sister, Mildred Campbell; and brother, Robert Phillips.
Funeral services will be held from the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 W. 13th, Ottawa, Kansas, 10:00 AM Saturday, June 9, 2012. Mrs. Spratt will lie in state at the Dengel & Son Mortuary from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Friday. The family will meet with friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM prior to service. Interment, Peoria Cemetery, Peoria, Kansas.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Ransom Memorial Hospital or Friends of the Library c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. An online Guest Book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com.