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Carolyn M. Spraglin, 76, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on Thursday, November 22, 1934, in Chambersburg, a daughter of Thelma (Hamilton) Wells of Chambersburg and the late Willimore Augustis "Gus" Wells.

Carolyn was married to the late William E. Spraglin, a former administrator and school teacher with the Carlisle Area School District, who died June 30, 2002. Carolyn was a 1953 graduate of Chambersburg Area High School, and retired from the former Piezo Crystal Co., Carlisle after 37 years of service. She was a member of St. James A. M. E. Church in Chambersburg, where she was a member of the Board of Stewards and the Usher Board. Carolyn was also a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Carlisle.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Dr. Ricardo (and his wife, Sandra) Spraglin of New Orleans, LA, a daughter, Monecia Clary of Cypress, CA, grandchildren; Jaynia Spraglin, Justin Spraglin, Ricki (and her husband, Dave) Guerrero and Randi Clary, great-grandchildren; Jaydyn Spraglin, Jeszika Spraglin and Caylie and Ayden Guerrero, niece, Tonya Wells of Baltimore and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Carolyn was predeceased by brother, Arthur Wells.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2011, in the St. James A. M. E. Church, 510 S. Main St., Chambersburg, with Rev. Roger Wilmer officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of services. A repass will immediately follow the services. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is assisting the family. Memorial contributions may be made to her church in Chambersburg.

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To the family of Carolyn, what a great loss for you and many.
She was a beautiful member of our class.  Always that beautiful smile and face...Thanks for letting us share her life...Blessings to all.

Class of 1953 Chambersburg High School
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother.

Randolph Hays
Carolyn was one of the nicest ladies I've ever known...always.  We visited often and talked a lot about fabric and sewing when I worked at the fabric center in Carlisle. She was an excellent seamstress.  I feel blessed to have known her and call her my friend. She was always so kind.  I'll miss her.

We will miss seeing Miss Kitten's smiling face at church.  This was the name my family called her.  She was a warm and sweet person who will be missed.  Our prayers are with you.

Gwen, Brandon and Tony Sewell


Dear Ms Tammy
I will miss Ms Kitten as I knew her very much.  
She always had a smile & was so very nice.  She will be missed.

Clifford Kelly, Torey Thompson & Cirsten Kelly


I worked with Carolyn at Piezo Crystal Company for many years.  She was a wonderful caring person and I was said to hear about her.

We need more like her.

Keith Finkenbinder

Carolyn was such a valued, trusted, and kind member of Saint James AME Church.  She served loyally in numerous capacities. One her positions involved being a member of the Saint James AME Church Usher Board.  She was a faithful servant.  Her presence and the diligence in which she performed her duties will be sorely missed.

With Sincere sympathy,
Dr. Gwendolyn V. Durham
President of Saint James AME Usher Board

Our hearts and prayers go out to you.

My husband and I delivered apple wood to Carolyn and she became a dear friend.  She was a great lady. We'll miss her and will remember her whenever we're working with the apple wood.

Ed & Janell Linn

To Ricardo and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

John and Natalie Breslin


 Rest in sweet peace my dear Aunt Kitten.

 I will miss you dearly, and will hold your loving spirit in my heart and memory forever.


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Howard Lewis Family

Caroly was a co-worker and friend.We worked together starting in 66 at Piezo.  I remembered her long before that picking up Mr. Spraglin for lunch every day at Letort School. Bill was my 5th grade teacher.  This was right after he started teaching. When I started working at Piezo I worked in the  sealing dept. and Carolyn worked in the lab. Working with her you knew she was a very private person but she had this great gift of caring about people. She was a beautiful caring and loving person that will be missed and thought of often.  We have many blessing in our lifetime and Carolyn and her smile was one of mine.
My Sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Cathie Zimmerman


Ricardo and Family:
A Stairway to Heaven
Author: unknown
If Tears Could Build A Stairway
And Memories A Lane
I'd Walk Right Up To Heaven
And Bring You Home Again

Linda (Lebo) Brenize


Dear Sprag and Rick,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  I wish I would have known, because I would have been there.  I will always remember her as my second mother.  I thought of her often and I will be overjoyed to see her again in heaven.  Sprag, you are my sister, and please know that my love and prayers are with you, Ricky, and your families.

Lori Lightner Seiders

Your mother was a kind and thoughtful person. She was a
very dear next door neighbor.
My sincere condolences to the family.

Joanne O'Neal

My prayers go out to the family of Mrs. Spraglin. I remember her growing up in Carlisle with her children. Know that Mrs. Spraglin was a truly blessed person. She will be missed.

Roxanne Ward Graves


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