Thursday, December 18, 2014



Cecil D. Spratt, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at his home in Ottawa, Kan.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Spratt 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Family members plan to meet with friends at 9 a.m. Saturday before the service at the mortuary. Interment is set for Peoria Cemetery, Peoria, Kan.

Cecil was born Friday, Aug. 9, 1929, in Peoria, Kan., the son of Howard and Eva (Ischy) Spratt.

He was a lifelong Franklin County resident, living in Rantoul and moving to Ottawa in 2004.

He graduated from Rantoul High School in 1947.

Cecil was united in marriage with Jewell Phillips May 14, 1949, in the Elm Grove community near Ottawa, Kan. She preceded him in death June 5, 2012.

He also was preceded in death by his daughter, Deanna Abel; parents; and two brothers, Joseph and Laurence Spratt.

Survivors include a  daughter, Kathy Gretencord and husband, Mike, Ottawa; a son, Dr. Dennis Spratt and wife, Melissa, Ottawa; nine grandchildren, Chanda Sheldon and husband, Sam, Suzanne Toumberlin and husband, Eric, Amanda Bures and husband, Kyle, Robert Abel, Ben Abel, Kristin Shafer and husband, Matt, Adam Spratt, Sara Spratt, and Jill Clavin and husband, Chris; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Snow, Megan Snow, Emma Toumberlin, Abby Toumberlin and Ella Shafer; brother, Jon Spratt, Kansas; and two sisters-in-law, Jean Langley, Pomona, and Lynn Ruthstrom and husband, Rodney, Clay Center.

Cecil worked for Bennett’s Creamery for 25 years as a chemist. He later was a laborer doing construction with Laborers Union Local 1290 Kansas City, Kan. Following his retirement, he collected, restored and sold antiques and reupholstered furniture. Throughout his life, he was a farmer and cattleman.

Cecil and his wife were charter members and on the board with the Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Club. He also was a member of the Laborers Union Local 1290, Kansas City, Kan.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Power of the Past or Franklin County Historical Society through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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