2015-10-24 / Obituaries

Bernice Sprout

Bernice Sprout, 85, of Shinglehouse, died Oct. 16, 2015, in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born in Columbia, Missouri, she was a daughter of Ernest A. Wren and Dora Bell McClain Wren Huston. In 1945, she married Joseph E. Sprout. In 1955, she and her husband founded Sprout’s Drug Store in Shinglehouse. At age 65, Mrs. Sprout studied with her daughter, Cynthia and her granddaughter, Leah, to become a certified pharmacy technician designation. She worked with three generations of pharmacists from her family -- her husband, their son Joseph Ray, and granddaughter Kari. Mrs. Sprout was active with the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She participated in numerous mission trips to Central America. Among survivors are three children, Howard E. Sprout of Bloomfield, Conn., Cynthia L. (Mrs. Steven) Bell of Shinglehouse, and Joseph Ray Sprout of Portville, N.Y. Friends may call from 4-5 pm at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, with services to follow. Burial will be in Muncy Cemetery. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, is handling arrangements.

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