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Patricia W. Sprowls

Patricia W. Sprowls of Valley City passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012 in Medina, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born December 31, 1945 in Bethany, West Virginia, the daughter of R. Leslie and Elizabeth (Brownlee) Whiteman.

Pat graduated from McGuffey High School in 1963. She married Gerald L. Sprowls on December 30, 1965. Most recently employed by Elmcroft Assisted Living. Pat also worked for United Consumer Financial Services and H.J. Heinz Company. She enjoyed baking, traveling, shopping, reading, and playing penny slots. Above all, she loved spending time with and spoiling her cherished grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her husband, Gerald; daughters, Laurie (Greg) Dick of Medina and Jennifer (Allen) Woods of Poplar Grove, Illinois; grandchildren, Sean Brunger, Bryan (Melissa), Eric, and Matthew Dick, and Elizabeth and Emily Woods; sister, Shirley (Willard) Teagarden; brother, Donald Whiteman; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Lawrence.

Preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Mary Jo Sprowls; niece, Cindy Valenzuela; and nephew, Todd Sprowls.

Services will be held Thursday, September 20 at 10 A.M. at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, OH. Family will receive friends Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina, OH 44256.

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