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Ruth O. “Ricky” Sprouse

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Ruth O. “Ricky” Sprouse, 86, Crystal Lake, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, at the Fountains at Crystal Lake, surrounded by her family.
She was born Nov. 22, 1928, to Stanley and Vera (Matteson) Owen.
In 1953 she married Claude Willard “Bud” Sprouse Jr. in Lake Forest.
She was a legal secretary for Katten, Muchin & Zavis Law Firm, commuting every day to and from Chicago.  She was a devout Episcopalian. She was an avid bridge player, and she also enjoyed playing golf.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include two children, Michael (Nancy) Sprouse and Michele Sprouse Blazier; two step-children, William Glade and Cindy (Bahram Adrangi) Reid; two grandchildren, Samantha (Patrick) Houk and Andrew Sprouse; a brother-in-law, Alexander Cochran; and a niece, Sheila Mosley Gabler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Dorothy Mohr; and a sister-in-law, Beryl “Sis” Cochran.
Visitation was held Jan. 22 and the funeral was Jan. 23 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.  Burial was at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond.
Memorials can be made to JourneyCare Hospice, 405 N. Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010.

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