Patricia R. Sprang

May 17, 1932 ‒ May 05, 2020

Wooster, Ohio

WOOSTER: Patricia R. Sprang passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Smithville Western Care Center. She was 87.

She was born May 17, 1932, to parents Owen & Gladys (Martin) Hoover in Holmes County, Ohio. Patty graduated from Shreve High School with the class of 1950 and continued to live in Shreve and Wooster areas. On February 5, 1983, she married Jacob “Jake” Sprang and the pair were married and lived in the Loudonville area for 20 years until his passing in July of 2003.

In her spare time, Patty took pleasure in knitting, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and golfing.

She is survived by her daughters Beth McKeal of Johnstown and Pam France of Wooster; grandchildren Kristopher Sommers, Kimberly Sommers, and Stephanie Shank-Lemon; great-grandson Elet Sommers; and 6 step-sons and their families from her marriage to Jacob Sprang.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Jacob Sprang; brothers Wayne Hoover and Dean Hoover; and her sister Thelma Ackerman.

A funeral service in Patty’s memory will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. in Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, 123 N. Market Street, Loudonville, Ohio. Chaplain Elise Leitzel will speak and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Perrysville. Patty’s funeral will also be live-streamed on the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel Facebook page.

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  • Beth and family—I am so sorry to read about the passing of Patty. I will always remember your Mom as a kind and funny lady. She always had a smile on her face. Take care and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about your mom, I know she loved golf, we played a couple times, all my thoughts are with you

  • I am very sorry to hear this. I remember in college being able to stop at the house in Loudonville, I could count on nice home-cooked meal, and some great company. She will be missed.

  • Beth,
    My sincere sympathy to you and your family. We share our time on earth with our mothers for just awhile, but they are forever in our hearts. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
    Love You!

  • Helen and I extend our sympathy to the family in the passing of Pat. As you know I am one of her cousins. May God bless you during this difficult time.

    Don Hoover

    • My condolences to the family. I am Pat’s first cousin and used to see her when I visited my family in Wooster. We would get together for lunch or dinner and share Hoover family stories. We laughed a lot. I no longer have immediate family in Ohio and last saw Pat over 5 years ago. I have missed her.
      Marsha Hoover Silverman