Mary Ann Sponsler, 68, of Sherman, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024 at HSHS St. John ’s Hospital. She was born on September 30, 1955 in Springfield, to Merle V. and Margaret Jean (Schneider) Williams. She married George G. Sponsler on July 6, 1979 and he survives.

She is also survived by her two daughters, Shandra (Jim) Crain, and Alicia (Aaron) Letz, both of Springfield; three grandchildren, Tyler (Haley) Behl, Jackson Crain, and Ayden Letz; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael L. Williams of Edinburg, and Martin J. Williams of Springfield; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins; and several of her beloved Sponsler family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and several Sponsler family members.

Mary Ann was a lifelong resident of Central IL, graduating from Lanphier High School. She provided for her family as a homemaker. Mary Ann was a wonderful gardener, and especially loved tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed going to many craft shows through the years.

Staab Funeral Home – Sherman was in charge of cremation arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Mary Ann’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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