Connie Althaus

Connie "Sam" Gray Sprauer Althaus

Tuesday, April 24th, 1962 - Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Althaus, Connie "Sam" Gray Sprauer, age 57, of Centerville, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Sam was born on April 24th, 1962 to Partricia (Hamilton) and Clyde Berkely in Kentucky. A childhood spent roaming the woods gave her a love for the simple things in life. From fishing all day to raising bottle calves, she was not your average woman. Sam loved the Smokey Mountains and all things country, including music, decor, and the rodeo. Music was good for her soul. Sam enjoyed all types and kinds, but especially preferred songs and artists that played guitar, like she did.

Sam graduated from Rets Tech and became a talented and passionate Medical Assistant. She was employed for over 10 years at Centerville Family Practice where she was a vital part of caring for patients. It was a job she loved, and work she was proud of.

She married Brent on 02/02/02 and would say, "We did that cause we ought to." She was strong-willed and witty. If she had an opinion, you knew it. If she was mad at you, she told you, and if she loved you, she told you that too.

She gave everything she had, and will be dearly missed by husband Daniel Brent Althaus, sons Clyde Douglas Gray, David Jason (Chanel) Gray and Adam (Alexis) Sprauer, step-children James and Elise Althaus and Matthew Christopher Sprauer Jr., granddaughters, Hayley, Mackenzie, Adrianna, and Angela Gray and Courtney and Taylor Gray, sisters Carol and Donna, close friend and co-worker MJ Marretta-Lewis, and all her patients. Sam was preceded in death by her parents, and nephews Jerry Todd Howard and Billy Howard.

To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to share during her visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home (92 W Franklin St, Bellbrook, OH) on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Life Celebration Graveside Services will be held Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Bellbrook Cemetery (3939 Upper Bellbrook Road).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Suicide Prevention (OHIO SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION, 1225 DUBLIN RD STE 125, COLUMBUS, OH 43215-1876). You are welcome to send a condolence, plant a tree, or share a story about Connie at

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, February 27th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home
    92 W Franklin St
    Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
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  • Life Celebration Graveside Service

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 12:00pm
    Bellbrook Cemetery
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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  • Interment

    Bellbrook Cemetery
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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Donations are being accepted for: OHIO SUICIDE PREVENTION FOUNDATION.


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James Dwayne Allen, Lisa Lynn VanVleet

Posted at 10:54am
With loving memories of "Cousin Sam", and my deepest condolences for those closest to her.
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Posted at 03:46pm
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Donna McGullion

Posted at 08:41pm
Brent, we are so deeply saddened to hear of Connie’s passing. We remember your wedding day, we were there to celebrate with you. And we shared many fun times together through the years. Please know that we are here for you, if you need anything at all. Our sincerest sympathies go to you and Connie’s family. May she rest in Peace .

Adam sprauer

Posted at 01:22am
Mom you meant so many things to me and you were so special and so dear I love you with everything I have and I miss you so much

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