Sandra Joan Sproul

  • "Sandra you will be truly missed by all , God has gained..."
    - David & Cindy Ewings
  • "Jim and family please be assured of our love thoughts and..."
    - Jerry & Marietta Uttley
  • "Jim sorry to hear of the passing of Sandy. Be assured of..."
  • "Jim, we are so sorry to hear of Sandy's passing, praying..."
  • "So sorry to hear of your wife's passing, James"

Major Sandra Jeffery-Sproul (Tapley), 71
SCARBOROUGH - Sandra Jeffery-Sproul was Promoted to Glory early Saturday morning at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a long illness.
Sandra was born May 3, 1946, in Linneus, to Vincent and Birdena [Ewings] Tapley. She graduated from Hodgdon High School.
Sandi met and married Donald Jeffery of Houlton in 1963, where they lived and worked until 1973, when they were called to serve the lord through the Salvation Army.
They packed up their five children and moved to Suffern, N.Y., to the School for Officers Training.
Their first appointment from training in 1975 was to the community of Laconia, N.H. They next moved to Concord, N.H., where they welcomed the birth of their sixth child.
In 1981, they would change course to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and from there to Youngstown, Ohio.
In 1984, they returned to community service in Glens Falls, N.Y., and then to Auburn, N.Y. While there, Sandra completed her associates' degree.
In 1991, life would take a dramatic change, when Donald passed away.
Sandra would continue to work in the community of Fulton, N.Y., before taking a position in the Syracuse Area Services for The Salvation Army. She then went on to the Rochester Area Services, then to Buffalo, N.Y., where she met and married Major James Sproul in 1999.
The newlyweds were then stationed in Sunbury, Pa., where they remained until their retirement in 2008. They moved to Lebanon, Pa., and then to Scarborough in 2012.
Major Sandi - as all at the Corps called her - kept active with the childrens' programs, nursing home visitation, and attending the Center For Healthy Aging. Her life with Jim was a busy-but-quiet one. They enjoyed Corps activities, travel, playing cards and watching the Food Network. Sandi enjoyed painting and chair aerobics.
Major Sandi was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Birdena Tapley, and her loving husband, Donald Jeffery.
Major Sandra Sproul is survived by her second husband, James Sproul; her sons, Clayton [Gregory] Jeffery-Nugent of Daytona Beach, Fla., Daniel Jeffery of Daytona Beach, Bard [Joanne] Jeffery of Fulton, N.Y.; her daughters, Stephanie Petti of Nacogdoches, Texas, Lynn Hayes of Glens Falls, N.Y., Krista La Point of Syracuse, N.Y.; her stepson, James [Laurie] Sproul of Fort Rucker, Ala.; her stepdaughter, Becki [Eric] Dina of Cleveland, Ohio; her siblings, Marylou Tapley of Bridgewater, Brent [Susan] Tapley of Monticello, Doug Tapley of Hodgdon, and Gary Tapley of Linneas; 17 precious grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, March 16, from 6-8:30 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. All services will be held at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland. The officiating officers will be Majors Rapheal and Sandra Jackson, Divisional Commanders.
Funeral services are provided by
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Memorial gifts may be
donated to:
The Salvation Army
Center For Healthy Aging
297 Cumberland Ave.
Portland, ME 04101

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 12, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street | Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 775-3763
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