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Rosalee B. Sproston

Obituaries in Aledo, IL | Aledo Times Record

Rosalee B. Sproston, 91 of Aledo, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 at Genesis Medical Center in Aledo. Services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2022 at the First Baptist Church in Aledo. Burial is in the Hamlet Cemetery. Visitation is 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church where memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at

She was born December 19, 1930 in Rock Island, Illinois to Everett and Wilma Peterson Baldwin. Rosalee graduated from Reynolds High School in 1948 and Moline Lutheran School of Nursing in 1951. She married Raymond E. Sproston December 13, 1952 in Aledo. He died May 1, 1999.

Rosalee was employed as a nurse at the Mercer County Hospital. She then assisted her husband in the family farm while raising her three sons. Rosalee was later employed at the Mercer County Nursing Home, retiring in 1995.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Aledo and former member of the Alpha Baptist Church. Rosalee was an organist and accompanied her husband’s singing at church weddings and funerals.

She enjoyed trips with family and friends and especially loved to watch game shows.

Survivors include two sons, Tom (Sue) Sproston of Aledo, IL; Mark (Marti) Sproston of Cambridge, IL; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren with one lovingly expected; one sister, Jane Krahl of Moline, IL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; one son, Jim; one sister, JoAn; one granddaughter-in-law, Amanique; two great grandchildren.

Posted online on April 23, 2022

Published in Aledo Times Record