Judy Daniels, of the communications office at Grace College and Seminary, has shared with us this lovely letter, which we’ve edited slightly, from Margaret “Pill” Sprunger about her parents (pictured). Members of the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, Indiana (Joe Nass, pastor), they are celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. Greetings may be sent through Margaret at 317 W. Compromise St., Berne IN, 46711-1419.
My name is Margaret “Pill” Sprunger. I am sending a picture of my folks, Bert W. and Martha Parr, who will be celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary on September 8, 2006.
They have always been active members in the Bethel Brethren church since marriage. Mother played the piano, they both sang in choir (when she didn’t play), Dad sang in Men’s Quartet and was a trustee.
They have four living children and one deceased, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and two deceased and seven great great-grandchildren. Mary Parr of Warsaw is their niece and Shannon Gause and Rochelle Criss are great granddaughters, also of Warsaw.
Mother and Dad have always been very supportive of Grace College and Seminary and missions of the Brethren. If you look back in an old Brethren Missionary Herald magazine, Dad’s picture is there with his truck and some other members of Bethel who helped move the Missionary Herald equipment from Ohio to Warsaw.
I am their oldest daughter and I and two of my children and families are members of Bethel and take part especially in music and we support Grace College, Seminary and missions also. God has been so wonderful to all of us.
My folks used to come to Winona for Brethren conference and so did my husband and I. He has passed away but we have a lot of good memories of Winona.
I am sure there are people still around that would enjoy this great event to maybe send a card.
Love in Christ
Margaret “Pill” Sprunger