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Merna L. Sprague

Claremont, N.H. — Merna L. Sprague, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont, N.H.

She was born a daughter of Carlton L. and Bernice (Severance) Demary on August 24, 1934 in Bridgewater, Vt. Merna attended school and spent most of her youth in Cavendish and Proctorsville. She later lived in the Upper Valley for a time where she worked as a waitress at various restaurants including Howard Johnson’s in White River Jct., Vt. as well as a receptionist at P&C Cross Company warehouse for many years. She has lived in Claremont for the past 25 years where she worked at Hannaford’s and Wal-Mart until retiring.

Merna was a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family. She will be especially remembered for the beautiful meals she prepared. Her grandchildren were very special to her and she loved teaching them and passing on her homemaking skills. Merna was also known for her green thumb and loved gardening, particularly her flower gardens.

She is predeceased by a sister, Janet Churchill and a brother, Donald Severance.

Merna leaves her children, Donald Snow of North Hartland, Bruce Snow and his wife, Deborah of Fulton County, N.Y., David Snow and his wife, Linda of White River Jct., Colleen Davis and her husband, Fred of White River Jct. and Mark Adams of Charlestown, N.H.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Conrad Demary of White River Jct. and Gordon Demary of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Brenda Hosmer of Randolph Center, Vt.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Prosper Cemetery in the spring.

Condolences may be expressed to Merna’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.