Lorraine G. Sponsel, 85 of Carthage, MO formerly of the
Pittsburg/Frontenac area died at 4 p.m. Sunday January 22, 2012 at the
Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, MO.

        She was born February 26, 1926 in Ledgerwood, ND the daughter
of Charles and Della (Kotchian) Havlena.  She has lived in the Carthage
area for the past 4 years moving from Frontenac.

        Lorraine married Lee Sponsel on August 22, 1947 in Carson City,
NV; he survives at the home.

        She currently was a member of the St. Ann ’s Catholic Church in
Carthage, was a past member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in
Frontenac and also Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg.

        Survivors include her husband Lee of the home; four sons Gary
Sponsel of Carthage, MO, Neil Sponsel of Newark, CA, Jeff Sponsel of
Carthage, MO and Pat Sponsel of Pittsburg; 10 Grandchildren and 4
Great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a son
Daryl Sponsel and 4 sisters Beatrice, Mildred, Alvina and Marcy.

        According to her wishes Lorraine has been taken for cremation.  
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday January 26,
2012 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frontenac with Father
Thomas Stroot as celebrant.  Inurnment will follow in the Mount Carmel
Cemetery .  The parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the
Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac.  Condolences can be sent to www.  Arrangements are under the direction of the
Friskel Funeral Home 230 E. McKay Frontenac.
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