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Mary Geneva Sproles (Chisum)

December 12, 1919 - January 15, 2021

Wonderful Mother and Grandmother

Long time Olathe resident, Mary Geneva Sproles died January 15, 2021 at the age of

  1. Born on December 12, 1919, in Binger Oklahoma. Geneva was the daughter of John William and Zelma Chisum. The family moved to Texas when Geneva was just a year old.

Geneva Married Kinard Truman Sproles on November 6, 1935 in Rogers New Mexico when she was almost 16 years old and celebrated 71 years of marriage before Kinard’s death in 2006. She and Kinard farmed in New Mexico through the depression years.

After the birth of their two sons, Truman Garland and Norman Dale they pulled up stakes and moved to Olathe, CO in 1947 where they farmed before moving into town in 1955. The couple did everything together. They faithfully served their Lord, attending the Olathe First Baptist Church. Kinard and Geneva had a huge garden, sharing canned goods with family and friends. They loved to go camping and fishing.  Geneva is best remembered by her family as a wonderful cook, always ready with ‘something to eat’. Kinard and Geneva are also remembered for their love of having friends over for a game of Dominos or Rummicube.

According to grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she made the best pickled green beans!

Preceded in death by her husband Kinard, parents, brothers – William, Donald and Lonnie Chisum and sister Juanita and daughter in law Patricia Sproles.

Surviving family who are blessed to have had such a wonderful Mother and Grandmother include her sons, Truman Sproles, Norman (Gloria) Sproles, grandchildren Dawnelle Mathis, Dana Lang, Kristin Murrie, Kraig Sproles, Kenneth Sproles, Norman Sproles Jr., Wayne Sproles, Dhara Darien, Tricia Sproles, Michelle Thomas, Travis Sproles; 30 great grandchildren and many great, great grandchildren.