Emma J. Spradlin, age 102, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:24 AM surrounded by her family at Vancrest of Ada.
She was born on February 27, 1918 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to the late Morgan and Mollie (Howard) Whitaker. On December 12, 1933 Emma married Frank Spradlin and he preceded her in death on September 2, 2003. Frank and Emma were married for 69 years.
Emma moved to McGuffey when she was 7 years old and lived there until she was 99 years old and then she made her home at Vancrest of Ada. Emma had many interests. She loved her animals especially her dogs: Snowball and Tiny; and her cats: Samantha and Tommy. She raised canaries, parakeets and fed all the outdoor birds and squirrels. She loved all of nature and was an avid flower gardener. The thing Emma loved the most was going to church and singing solos. She sang her last solo at church when she was 99 years old. Emma was a member of the McGuffey Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are her children: Ralph Spradlin of Indian Lake, Ruth Hutchinson of Alger, Robert Spradlin of McGuffey, Carol Lowery of Belle Center, Richard (Mary) Spradlin of McGuffey, Dorothy (Kelly) Puckett of Kenton and Joe (Linda) Spradlin of Reno Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Louise Spradlin
Emma was preceded in death by a son, Paul Spradlin; a daughter, Helen Jane Beggs and an infant daughter, Gloria Fay Spradlin; two grandsons: Jim and Robbie Spradlin; and a granddaughter, Darlene Flowers.
Attendance will be restricted at the funeral and visitation based on space to accommodate social distancing requirements. Face coverings must be worn while attending visitation and service.
Private family services will be held with Rev. Donald Webb officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
Friends may call from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada
Memorial contributions may be made to the McGuffey Freewill Baptist Church.
To send a flower arrangement to the family of Emma J Spradlin, please click here to visit Hanson Neely’s Sympathy Store.