Augustine J. Sprouse, age 75, of Buckhannon, WV died Sunday, November 29, 2009 at her home. She was born August 7, 1934 in Harding, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Elmer and Edna Tusing Queen. On October 14, 1950 she married Robert H. Sprouse who preceded her in death on September 25, 2006. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Allen D. Lee, II; one great-granddaughter, Hailey Alyssa Bender; five brothers, George Carver, Tex Queen, William Robert Queen, Elmer Queen, Jr. and William “Bill” Queen; two sisters, Violet Gower and Betty Jo Queen and special friends, Dortha Belle Lee and Violet Staley. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Griffin and Pamela Hyre both of Buckhannon; two sons, Robert Sprouse, Jr. and wife Kem of Rock Cave, WV and Tim Sprouse and wife Jodie of Buckhannon; two brothers, Paul Carver and wife Nancy of Elkins, WV and James “Lee” Queen and wife Geri of Buckhannon; one sister, Dixie Landis of Sago, WV and eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sprouse was a Methodist by faith. Special thanks to Kem Sprouse for the love and nurturing and personal care and to Nikki and Everett for moms “Last” vacation before going to heaven. Friends will be received Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 5-8 PM at the Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ron Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in the Family Memorial Gardens in Ivy, WV. Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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