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Peggy J. Sprague

Birth Date: January 13, 1944
Death Date: February 26, 2018

Decatur – Peggy J. Sprague, 74, of Decatur, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Peggy was born January 13, 1944, in Decatur the daughter of Hallie and Dorothy (Aukamp) Bafford. She worked as a secretary at 1st United Methodist Church for a few years and was a member of Elwin United Methodist Church. Peggy married Joseph S. Sprague April 9, 1961.

Surviving are her daughter, Jodi Lynn Sprague (Danny) Van Fleet of Decatur; grandson, Dalton Joseph (Kelsey) Van Fleet of Petersburg, IN; siblings: Jerry (Diana) Bafford of Decatur, Jill (Ray) Eyster of Decatur, Robin (David) Deal of Latham and Denna (Matt) Williams of Macon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe and son Brian.

Services to celebrate Peggy’s life will be 1 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home; there will be no visitation. Burial will take place in South Macon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois.

Family was everything to Peggy. Especially her grandson Dalton and his wife Kelsey. They were the light of her life.

The family of Peggy J. Sprague is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Funeral Service
February 28, 2018
1:00 pm
Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2801 N. Monroe Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. So sorry for your loss Peggy was a beautiful lady inside and out. We shared some fun times with Peggy. Kent and Marilyn Johnson

  2. So sorry for Peggy"s death. Wish I could be there . Peggy was close friend, she called us kissing cousins . Joe was a buddy and Hallie was a hoot. Many great memories . I pray the Lord comfort you with Peace.

  3. Peggy always had a kind word to say, and a pleasant temperament. I always looked forward to talking with her. She never seemed to get down, despite changing health conditions.

  4. To the family of Peggy Sprague

    We offer our condolences and prayers to all of the family members. You all bring me wonderful memories of the past. Jodi, you were a special student in school but, such a wonderful care giver to your mom. My thoughts go out to all of Peggy's sisters. It's been years now but we had good times at Macon H.S.

    Dale and Linda

  5. I am so very saddened to learn of Peggy’s passing. I have delivered meals to her for many years and she has always been my very favorite client. I typically would spend about 30 minutes visiting with her and would look forward to seeing her every time. She never failed to make me laugh and always had something funny and unexpected to say. I truly loved Peggy as she was my favorite client and she will be sorely missed!

    Shawne Wempen
    Account Coordinator
    Meals on Wheels of Macon County
    Catholic Charities; Decatur

  6. Denna Williams,
    I am very so sorry about your loss of your only sister Peggy Sprague.
    If u need anything. Please don't to hesitate to call me.
    U got my cell phone number.

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