Maxine L. “Mickey” Spriggs

May 18, 1928 ‒ April 16, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Maxine L. “Mickey” Spriggs, age 90, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 16, 2019, at the Arbors at Mifflin.

She was born on May 18, 1928, in Caldwell, OH, to the late Wayne and Vesta (Wells) McFarland.

On February 14, 1947, Maxine married the love of her life, George Spriggs whom passed away in July of 2006. Together they shared 59 wonderful years of marriage.

For many years Maxine worked at the Mount Gilead Library as a custodian. Throughout the years she also taught numerous children and adults to play the piano as well. Maxine was self-taught on the piano and continued to share her gift of playing while living at the Arbors.

A woman of faith, Maxine was a past member of the Mount Tabor Methodist Church. She loved clogging; something she shared with her granddaughter, and was member of the Suzie Q Clogger’s which often traveled all over the state dancing. Maxine and her husband also enjoyed traveling the state to visit many of the county fairs together.

Maxine was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a great cook and even better baker. Her countless pies cheered up many over the years. She also liked to read and sew. Over the years she sewed many sets of curtains for herself and friends. Having an interest in Indian artifacts, Maxine loved to collect arrow heads as well.

She will be dearly missed by her son, Jay E. (Yvonne) Spriggs; grandchildren: Jamie (Jeff) Ulrich, Sheila Beech, and Christina Spriggs; and seven great grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Paul Spriggs; and sisters: Betty Woodford and Martha Reed.

Her family will greet friends from 10 to NOON on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338). A short procession to the cemetery will follow. Graveside services will be held at Shauck Cemetery with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Humane Society.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Maxine’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Maxine was a dear friend, and a wonderful pianist at our church, the Williamsport United Methodist Church for years. May God bless you and comfort your family.

  • Sending sympathy and prayers your way. Such a sweet lady! God be with you all.

    • Thank you so much for all your kind words. She enjoyed her time spent in church visiting with you and living in your community.

  • So sorry to hear about Maxine. She always had a beautiful and heartwarming smile for everyone.
    May the peace of God comfort you during this time.
    John and Bonnie MCClelland Drake

  • I just loved Maxine. She sat with my mom , elaine lemon , in the dining room for many years at arbors of mifflin. She was always helping my mom with different things at mealtime. We got to know so much about her life, she was like family. Loved hearing about when she was a clogger and growing up. She sure loved playing bingo and always looked forward to the bingo store. When my sister and I found out she was a big shirley temple fan, we found an old picture of shirley temple and gave it to her. Boy did her face light up! She also played the piano at the nursing home once in a while, she was quite good . My mom will sure miss her a lot. I will miss talking to her and that twinkle in her eye! She got so excited when she knew family was coming. My deepest sympathy to all her family. Lana Conry, elaine lemons daughter

    • Thank you so much for all your kind words. I am so glad your mom and my grandmother enjoyed each others company. She loved to talk about family and all her many adventures.

  • So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. She and George were very dear friends of my parents, Roland and Grace Sparks. She was such a kind, sweet lady.
    Russ and Kathy Sparks Kemp

  • Jamie, I’m so sorry for your loss. I only met your grandma a few times, but she was always in my mind. Each time I drove past her home, I wondered how she was doing. She was a very sweet lady and I know she loved you dearly. May you find peace during this difficult time. I think of you and your family often and would love to reconnect.

  • So sorry Jamie, I wish I would have saw it before the calling hours. Your Grandma was the sweetest lady ever. And her food was amazing–I never knew that grilled cheese was anything but Kraft cheese on white bread til I her grilled cheese. Hugs to you.

  • Sending prayers of comfort for the family. Maxine was our sweet neighbor for a number of years.