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Obituary for Gertrude Elizabeth "Betty" Sprague (Yorke)

Gertrude Elizabeth “Betty” (Yorke) Sprague, 91 of Readsboro, VT died Tuesday November 28, 2023 at Southwestern VT Medical Center.
She was born in Millinocket, Maine on July 21, 1932, a daughter of Milton Stillman Yorke and Hattie Naomi (Ayers) Yorke. She graduated from the Drury High School.
Betty worked at Mount Snow Ski Area for over 20 years until her retirement. She was a member of the Readsboro Baptist Church. Betty was devoted to her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid reader.
She was the widow of Gilbert Dean Sprague who died on April 19, 2002. They were married on November 25, 1950. Survivors include one daughter, Kelly Sprague Wheeler of Troy, ME and two sons, Keith Sprague of Searsburg, VT and Kris Sprague of Townshend, VT. She also leaves nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one sister, Sue Ellen Brown of Readsboro, VT and nieces and nephews. Her son, Kevin Sprague died April 25, 2023. Two brothers are also deceased including David Yorke and Milton Yorke.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Betty Sprague will be Wednesday December 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM at the Readsboro Baptist Church. Burial will be in the spring in North Hill Cemetery in Readsboro. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit