Mary Ann Sproull

Mary Ann Sproull, 75, formerly of Radcliff, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East,Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donn Sproull; two sons, Dennis Harper and David Sproull; her parents, Earl and Kate Martin; and two brothers, Bobby Martin and Tommy Martin.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne Klaczak and her husband, Mark, of Louisville; one son, Terry Harper of Louisville; two grandsons, Dylan Harper of Ashland and Jackson David Klaczak of Louisville; three brothers, Carroll Martin, Dean Martin and Tony Martin, all of Horse Cave;and a daughter-in-law, Debbie Harper of Louisville.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, from the chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home, Vine Grove. Burial will follow in North Hardin Memorial Gardens, Radcliff.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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I share the following obituary because Mary Ann was born and raised in Hart County and there may be folks on the board who are interested in this story. When Mary Ann was quite young she eloped to our house in Louisville. She and my Dad were first cousins and quite close. She knocked on our door about midnight or a little later. She and her young fiancee had come to ask my Dad to go with them over to Jeffersonville, IN and stand up with them in their wedding. This put Dad in quite a quandary because as much as he loved Mary Ann, he also loved Aunt Kate and Earl just as much. They agreed to let Dad call Aunt Kate and Earl and after talking with them, they went to a wedding chapel in Jeffersonville and were married. (It was the next day by this time.) I always remember with great fondness the visits we had with Mary Ann and her brothers and her Mom and Dad. --Larry Brown