Erma Louise Spradling was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Girard. Her parents were Tom and Lucille (Sherer) Wilson. She had lived in Madisonville since 1964, coming from Waco. Erma enjoyed sewing and gardening and was a homemaker her whole life. Her innate sense of caregiving extended to all of her family members. In a loved one's time of need, she would stop everything she was doing in order to be available to care for that person - whatever their need may be.
Erma was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville and enjoyed reading her Bible often. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Madisonville.
Erma passed away March 9, 2018, in Houston. She was preceded in death by both of her parents; husband, Donald Spradling; sisters, Bertie Boland and Emma France; and brother, Billy Lew Wilson. Surviving family members include a daughter, Linda Marie Stone (Jackie) of Houston; a granddaughter, Dana Lyn Roberson-Dean (Donald) of Field Store; nieces and nephews, Geraldene, Shawna, Jay, Delores, Gayla, Gary, Brenda, Mike, Billy, Elvis, Lou Ann, Terry Ben, Jim, Sandon, Ronnie, Duane and Arvis; as well as many other extended family members.
Graveside services were held Monday, March 12, at the Girard Cemetery in Girard. Patrick Hamilton officiated the service.
Madisonville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.madisonvillefuneralhome.com.