Mary Frances Sprout

January 16, 1923February 11, 2019

Mary Frances (McClellan) Sprout was born January 16, 1923 in Portland, Missouri to Lonie G. (Tate) McClellan and Marion Davis McClellan. She was 96 years of age. She passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at Fulton Manor Care Center in Fulton. On September 15, 1945, she was married to Elmer E. Sprout. One son, Elmer W. Sprout, was born to this union.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Christine Sprout, two grandsons, Troy Sprout and his wife, Kimberly, and Dale Sprout, three great-grandchildren, Ryan Christopher Sprout, Andrew Tylor Sprout and Lauren Elizabeth Sprout.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 7, 1990, her parents and one sister, Minnie McClellan. She worked for Kroger for ten years and Lemay Bank in St. Louis two and one half-years.

Mary Frances’s main interests were working with Missions and served as President of Missions at the Nazerene Church, where she was also a member. She was a Boy Scout Leader, she enjoyed gardening and sewing. All her life was spent living in Missouri, until 2000, she moved to Tennessee to be near her family. Her great- Grandchildren were her pride and joy. In addition to her family, she leaves a number of cousins and dear friends in Missouri.

Services will be 3:00 pm Friday, February 15, 2019 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Visitation will be from 2:00pm until 3:00 pm at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will be at the Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery beside her husband of forty-four years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fulton Manor Care Center, 520 Manor Drive, Fulton, Missouri 65251.


  • Loni Gertrude Tate McClellan, Mother
  • Marion Davis McClellan, Father
  • Minnie McClellan, Sister
  • Elmer E. Sprout, Husband
  • Wayne (Christine) Sprout, Son
  • Troy (Kimberly) Sprout, Grandson
  • Dale Sprout, Grandson
  • Ryan Christopher Sprout, Great Grandchild
  • Andrew Tylor Sprout, Great Grandchild
  • Lauren Elizabeth Sprout, Great Grandchild

  • Fulton Manor Care Center


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Burial Friday, February 15, 2019

Mary Frances Sprout

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Kim Mahoney Rumbaugh

February 15, 2019

Mary Frances and Elmer were two of the nicest people I've ever known. They were at lots of our family events when I was growing up and I feel privileged to have known them. My grandparents were Frank and Mae Mahoney, and my parents were Curt and Gladys Mahoney. Prayers and condolences to you all.

Naomi Garrett

February 15, 2019

My friend, I will miss our visits, rides to the cemetery (and you knew exactly where to go way down in the country), stops for a Wendy's frosty, trips to the doctor and eye doctor which included stopping to eat somewhere , trips to see you in the hospital and your eyes would light up telling me "I knew you would come! Sit down and stay awhile." I'm so glad for all the memories! I'll sure miss my friend but I'll see you again.