Nitaleen (Roy) Sprunger, 80, died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at High Plains Retirement Village, Lakin, Kansas.
She was the daughter of Oscar Burgen and Elizabeth (Cain) Roy. She was born on August 17, 1937 in Kayce County, Kentucky.
She married Logan Albert Sprunger on September 1, 1956 in Eaton, Indiana. They made their home in rural Haskell County, Kansas.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Logan Sprunger; three sons: Terry Lee Sprunger of Satanta, Kansas; Aaron Linn Sprunger and wife, Cindy of Satanta, Kansas; and Roy Logan Sprunger and wife, Lynn of Rainier, Oregon; six grandchildren: Michael (Carrie) Sprunger; Nicole (Bryan); Erin (Danniel) Gaitor; Lacey (Enkaiye) Mollel; Callie Sprunger; Emily Sprunger; and six great-grandchildren: Zion, Stella, Maiyan, Emerson, Isaya and Barrett along with a host of deeply loved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar (Doc) and Elizabeth (Cain) Roy; her sister, JoAnn (Cain) Wallace; and her brother, Kenneth Roy.
Over the years, Nita loved children deeply. She was a Sunday school teacher and a preschool teacher. Nothing brought her more joy than sitting with a child, reading a book, and feeding them some of her famous homemade cookies. Logan and Nita were both deeply committed to missions and have supported missionaries and mission work all over the world. They were able to make a memorable trip to Tanzania to visit their children, who were missionaries there at the time.
As an effort to continue her legacy of loving children and filling their bellies, a memorial has been established for the “Natron Healthcare Project” in Maakat, Tanzania. These funds will be used to provide school lunches at local school, a place where Nita was able to visit on her trip. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, PO Box 236, Hugoton, Kansas 67951.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Prairie Church of God. Burial will follow at the Dudley Township Cemetery in Satanta, Kansas.
Friends may call on Friday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home in Satanta, Kansas.