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Ann Sprenkle Martinez, age 43, of Springfield, died December 29, 2012 in Springfield.  She was born August 30, 1969 in Lamar to Charles and Merle (Haile) Sprenkle.  She was a  1987 graduate of Jasper High School and graduated in 1992 from Southwest Missouri State University with a degree in Communications Management;  she worked in mortgage lending and insurance in Springfield.  While in High School she was active in school activities and UMYF and was a member of Jasper United Methodist Church.  She  married Alvaro Cruz Martinez at the Jasper United Methodist Church on August 16, 2002 and together they had one son, Carlos, who lives with his grandmother. 

In addition to her son, she is survived by her brother, Harold Sprenkle and wife, Brenda, of Jasper;  mother, Merle Sprenkle, of Springfield,  a nephew and  3 nieces plus many cousins and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents,  Walter and Mary Haile and Charles and Hazel Sprenkle, and father, Charles Sprenkle.

Services will be held 2:00 pm January 5, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until service time on Saturday, at the funeral home.

The body will be cremated and will be interred in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in a private ceremony beside the grave of her father.  

Memorials may be made to Jasper United Methodist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home 


#15 Lamar MOEdith Todd 2013-01-05 13:30
To Merle and Family,

I'm sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I remember very good times with Ann in our younger days. You have my deepest sympathy.

Edith Todd
#14 Sara Quade Cox 2013-01-05 12:08
Merle and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Ann that I will cherish forever. Please know that our many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
#13 Jodi Dalton Valle 2013-01-05 07:40
Deepest condolences...
I remember her as such a sweet girl in school.which is the only way I knew her. But when I read the name her image flashed in my mind from her probably a young teen but somehow she must have made an impact...most likely her kindness.
may you rely on God for comfort..
#12 Lockwood, MoMartha and Mike Rader 2013-01-04 22:02
Merle, our deepest sympathy for you during this very difficult time. Our hearts go out to you, as well as our thoughts and prayers. Praying that you will find some peace in your memories of Ann and in the love of family, from Carlos and the rest of your family.
Hugs from the Raders.
#11 Lamar, MOConnie White 2013-01-04 19:32
Merle, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Ann had been ill, but I can only imagine you are so thankful you were living closer to her this last year. You and your grandson will be in my prayers.
#10 Clay Cole 2013-01-04 09:59
Merle and Harold,

So sorry to hear of your loss and of my old Sunday school buddy.

With my deepest sympathy,
#9 Jasper, MOBoyd, Kara Dale and Kali Sloan 2013-01-03 15:49
Merle words cannot take the pain away that I know you have right now. She will always be there in your heart and smiling down on you and Carlos knowing that you are doing an amazing job raising him for her. Our Class has been shocked by the death of our first classmate and she will be forever in our hearts as well. I have so many memories of her and always will. On Aug 30 of each year I remember her because Kali was born on her Birthday. My prayers and thoughts are with you, Carlos and the family. Love to you all.
#8 Lamar,Mo.Family of Ora Clements 2013-01-02 19:27
Merle we are sorry for the loss of Ann.
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Ona Null
Sharon Walls
Jarold Clements
Maurice Clements
#7 Lamar, MOMelissa Burnside Thompson 2013-01-02 12:30
I am so sorry for your loss. I can't begin to imagine what your family is going through. Please know that God is there for you and He will be your comfort and your strength through it all. You are all in my prayers and will continue to be. I wish that I was going to be able to deliver my condolences in person, but I will be out of town on Saturday. You will all definitely be in my thoughts, as you have been since I spoke to Ann in December.

May God bless you,
#6 Lamar, MOHelen Cole 2013-01-01 20:51
So sorry to see in paper of your loss. I had no idea Ann was ill. We are thinking of you and your family at this time of sorrow. God be with you.

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