Janet Sprague, 82, of Wiscasset, passed away Feb. 18, 2017, following a brief illness. She was born in Thomaston Jan. 19, 1935, the daughter of Roland G. And Illie I. Smith Seekins.

She was a graduate of Crosby High School in Belfast, a member of the class of 1953. On May 29, 1954, she married Henry E. Sprague in Belfast.

Janet had a daycare when her children were young, enabling her to care for her children and the neighborhood children. She studied with her children when they were in high school to become a CNA. She worked for many years as a CNA in Belfast-area nursing homes caring for the residents. She went back to school in the '90s and started teaching at a cosmetology school in Thomaston.

In her retirement, Janet and Henry built a log home in Wiscasset to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Janet and Henry loved to spend time with their family and pets, square dance, and travel. Janet loved to garden, bake, can vegetables, quilt, knit, sew, read and feed the birds.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years in 2007; son Henry E. “Jeep” Sprague in 1967, and grandson Cody D. Anctil in 1991.

She is survived by her three children: daughters Elisha and her husband Rich Elliott, and Karen and her husband Dan Anctil, and son Kevin and his wife Sue Sprague; brother Roland Seekins and his wife Ginger; sister Deborah Rector and her husband Don; and her grandchildren George Cook, Jill Cook, Alyson and Eric Daniels, Kasey Anctil, Josh and Kelsey Roberts, Cassandra and Dave Croteau, Dale Sprague, Deanne Sprague, Kelly and Tara Sprague and Samantha Sprague; and great-grandchildren Leona, Olivia, Zoe, Cooper, Colton and Cash.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 4, at Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.

Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Janet’s memory to Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556 or to The Jimmy Fund, ℅ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Spring interment will be in the family lot in Belfast. Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting stronghancock.com.