Theo Sprague Heltzel

July 7, 1926December 28, 2011

Theo Sprague Heltzel, 85, of Glasford, passed peacefully into the arms of God on December 28, 2011 at the home of her sister in Glasford. Born July 7, 1926 to Chester N. and Floy (Kingsley) Sprague, she married Ben J. Heltzel on September 22, 1946 at the Glasford Baptist Church. He preceded her in death August 27, 1981 in Glasford. Theo worked in the accounting office at Hiram Walker’s & Sons for 37 years; retiring upon its closure in 1980. She was a member of Glasford Baptist Church. Theo loved to travel, watch and play golf and be with her large extended family. She is survived by her dearly loved sister Betty F. McCoy, her best friend, mentor and life-long confidant. Also surviving are three nephews, Kevin (Cindie) McCoy, Chris McCoy, Larry Dale (Ann) Doubet and four nieces, Debbie (Harold) Roberts, Diane (Kurt) Butler, Kim (William) Harris and Kathryn (Ken) Karouzos. In addition, she is survived by 24 great nieces and nephews and 15 great-great nieces and nephews who all love and will miss her tremendously. In addition to her parents and husband, Theo was preceded in death by her two brothers, Dale C. and Willard V. Sprague, her brother-in-law William McCoy; and two sisters-in-law, Opal and Mae Sprague. Theo’s quick wit and laughter often enriched family gatherings and increased the joy had. Her fun-loving demeanor, light-heartedness and feisty personality will be forever cherished and missed by her loved ones. There truly was only one Theo. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation. Private family graveside services will be held on Friday at Lancaster Cemetery, rural Glasford, with Pastor Paul Cook officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Glasford Baptist Church or to the donor’s choice. “I will lie down in peace and sleep, for though I am alone, O Lord, You will keep me safe.” Psalm 4:8 Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Glasford is handling arrangements. Online tributes may be submitted at


  • Private Family Graveside Service Friday, December 30, 2011

Theo Sprague Heltzel

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Lisa Michelle McCoy

January 3, 2012

Forever loved, deeply missed...

Deanna Zeine

December 30, 2011

Ben and I were planning a company Christmas Party for FS in 1973. I told him I'd find him at the party so he could introduce me to his wife. He said, "You'll know her. She's the prettiest woman in the room."

Robi Kott (Wickert)

December 30, 2011

Theo was one of a kind. I know she will be missed by her family and community! My condolences to her family - which are like my family as well.