June 25, 1940 – October 21, 2021
Oneonta – Elanor Joyce Cohn Spranger, 81, passed away on October 21, 2021 at AO Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.
She was born on June 25, 1940 in Maryland, NY, daughter of Alva and Freda (Watson) Cohn. She grew up in Schenevus, where she attended and graduated from Andrew S. Draper Central School. She then attended SUNY Cobleskill College and graduated as a kindergarten teacher.
Elanor married her husband of over 50 Arthur Spranger on October 13, 1962 at the First Baptist Church in Schenevus.
She worked for many years at the Andrew S. Draper Central School Library before pursuing a career at the Hartwick College Library in Oneonta for over 20 years before retiring.
Elanor was also very active in the Baptist Church community. She was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano and organ for many years for church services. She enjoyed being part of women’s groups and spending time with her church friends. She was most recently a member of the Fellowship Baptist Lighthouse Church in Unadilla.
Elanor was a beloved mother, grandmother and sister. She is survived by her son, Ronald A. Spranger and his wife, Kristen, of Schenevus; his daughter, Kelly L. Benjamin of Oneonta; his brother, Ronald Cohn and his wife, Mary, of Michigan; her sisters, Barbara Peet of Florida and Elaine Bresee and her husband, Marc of Milford Center; her grandchildren, Taylor, Erika and Ryan Spranger of Schenevus and Jack Benjamin of Troy; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Alva and Freda Cohn, and her husband, Arthur Spranger.
There will be no calling hours. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the Fellowship Baptist Lighthouse, 1050 Covered Bridge Road, Unadilla, NY. Burial will follow at Maryland Cemetery, State Highway 7, Maryland, NY.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Elanor in a special way can make contributions to the Fellowship Baptist Lighthouse Church, 1050 Covered Bridge Rd., Unadilla, NY 13849.
Online condolences can be sent to, www.lhpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are with Oneonta, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono’s only family funeral home at 51 Dietz Street.