Mary E. Springer

June 29, 1927March 7, 2018

Rochester, IL-Mary E. Springer, 90, a resident of Wyndcrest Assisted Living in Rochester, for the past several years, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 2:21 am Wednesday, March 7, 2018 there at Wyndcrest. She was born in Springfield, IL, June 29, 1927 the daughter of William M. and Clara (Schmidt) Ryan. She married Phil Springer at the 1st United Methodist Church in Springfield, May 26, 1973 and he preceded her in death April 22, 1992. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Mary began her career with Illinois Bell Telephone Co. as a customer service and switchboard operator, served on the management team and then retired after 20 plus years of service. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the 1st United Methodist Church. Surviving are her son, T. L. Spratt, two step sons, her grandchildren and great grandchildren, two sisters, Carolyn (Glenn) Vancil and Donna (Larry) Neuman, her brother, Bill (Arnette) Ryan and several nieces and nephews. The Springer family will greet friends at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 9:00 am until time of her funeral service there at 10:30 am. Rev. Nicole Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in Vigal Cemetery, rural Springfield. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements are under the care of Bisch Funeral Home West. 217-544-5424


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018

Mary E. Springer

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Carole Hunter-Aubrey

March 10, 2018

Dear Donna and Family -

My condolence on the passing of your sister, Mary Springer. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.


Carole S. Hunter-Aubrey

Julie Paoli-Duffy

March 9, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Mary was a special lady. Our Family has known Mary since we all were little kids, living in the country. Many happy memories with Mary. God Bless her, R.I.P. Mary.