Cora M. Weiler Powell Sprague

Cora M. Weiler Powell Sprague, 86, of Bemus Point, formerly of Falconer, passed away Wednesday (March 27, 2013), in her daughter’s home.

She was born February 23, 1927, in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Ward R. and Hester Hoskins Weiler.

Cora was a 1944 graduate of Falconer High School, and in earlier years had been employed by National Worsted Mills and prior to retirement was employed by Cummins Engine and Metal Tech.

She was a member of the Levant Wesleyan Church and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Cora had a strong Christian faith and was ready to go home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Surviving is her husband Robert Merlin Sprague; two daughters: Paulette J. Joslyn of Bemus Point, with whom Cora lived with, Karen R. Harding of Falconer; four sons: Thomas L. (Jeanne) Powell of Frewsburg, Wayne F. (Sarene) Powell of Kennedy, Nathan N. (Amy) Powell of Lancaster, and Raymond E. (Janet) Powell of Falconer; 16 grandchildren: Jim Powell, Ken Powell, Kevin Joslyn, Sarah Rosier, Rebekah Joslyn, Sean Powell, Terry Powell, Christopher Powell, David Powell, Nicole Donovan, Matthew Powell, Michael Powell, Karl Harding, Tim Harding, Justin Harding, and William Powell; 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Phillip Weiler of Sinclairville, and Ronald (Marie) Weiler of Cheektowaga, and a sister, Marcia (Marvin) Wellman of Gerry.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, A. Lloyd Powell, whom she married Aug. 2, 1946, who died Feb. 16, 2005; a daughter, Natalie Jean Powell; two sons-in-law: Daniel R. Joslyn and Charles Harding; and a sister, Patricia McDermott.

The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Timothy J. Hoyer of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to Levant Wesleyan Church, 1670 Lindquist Drive, Falconer, NY 14733.

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