Beth Adel Sproul, age 66 of Cridersville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at her residence, following a lengthy, courageous battle with melanoma. She was born June 11, 1946 in Rochester, PA to Claude and Betty Harn Sheline. Her mother survives in Beaver Falls, PA. On March 9, 1963 she married James Sproul who survives in Cridersville. On March 9, 2013, Beth and Jim celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Survivors include 4 children: James Sproul, Jr. of Vernal, Utah; Kathy Prater of St. Marys; Amy (Mark) Freeman of Wapakoneta; and Steven Sproul of Cridersville; 5 grandchildren: Kyley Richardson, Brady and Kayla Prater, Emily and Abby Freeman; a great grandson – Ryan Richardson; a sister – Claudia (Chris) Rambo of Beaver, PA; a mother-in-law – Geraldine Sproul of Cridersville; 2 sister-in-laws – Mary Ann (Dick) Schindler of Lima and Sharon (Allan) Roznowski of Wapakoneta as well as a nephew, several nieces, and many close friends, especially Jim and Carolyn Lucas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Sheline.
Beth loved traveling to the Smokey Mountains and Siesta Key Beach. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and decorating for the holidays. She was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She liked shopping and going to lunch with her friends. She was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Beth was very grateful for the care and compassion she received as a patient at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to support the Kendra Melanoma Research Fund (#311842) at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.
Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.