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Marilyn J. Sprunger

June 27, 2014

     Marilyn J. Sprunger, 84, Decatur, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her residence.
     She was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Decatur, to the late Leroy and Jennie M. (Frauhiger) Beer.
She married her husband of 61 years, Burl J. Sprunger, Nov. 16, 1952; he survives.
     Marilyn was a lifetime member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church and served as assistant Sunday school and Bible school teacher. She was employed by Schafer, Wertzbergers and Ehlers Restaurants. She was also secretary to H.R. McClenahan, Suttles Insurance and retired from First State Bank.
     She is survived by a son, Brent J. (Lori Carpenter) Sprunger of rural Decatur; two daughters, Brenda (Mike) Shifferly and Darla J. (Rex) Braun, both of Decatur; a brother, Wendell (Carol) Beer of Decatur; and six grandchildren, Lucas (Ashley Myers) Shifferly, Tiffany (Tom) Hoffman, Stephany (Kyle) Kauffman, Alexis (Roger) Pickens, Lindsey Braun (fiancé Adam Brite) and Logan Braun.
     She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leroy Jr. and Rodrick Beer; and a sister, Joan Harrell.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haggard Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, with Pastor Jerry Setser officiating.
     Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery.
     Visitation will be from 12-6 p.m. Sunday and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
     Preferred memorials are to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Decatur and Union Chapel UMC.
     Online condolences may be made at

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