Anita LaKay Sprankle, of French Village in St. Francois County died of COVID-19 on May 5th, 2020 at Eden Village Retirement Center in Glen Carbon, Illinois. She was 89.
She was married to her husband for 53 years until he passed in 2009. She was very social and loved spending time with family and friends. She raised three kids and enjoyed spending summers in Texas once her husband retired from working as an Illinois State Trooper. Both of her sons and grandsons are in law enforcement and Anita was a huge supporter of BackStoppers.
She’s missed by her two sons, daughter, grandchildren, and those who knew her. Her family really hopes that we find a cure for COVID-19 and supports The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University.