Archive for Saturday, June 19, 2004

Willa Marie Spencer

June 19, 2004


— Services for Willa Marie Spencer, 80, Williamsburg, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Williamsburg.

Mrs. Spencer died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, in Melvern.

She was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Williamsburg, the daughter of Earl Hobert and Mary Elizabeth Decker Noe. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1941 and was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg.

Mrs. Spencer worked for the Civil Air Patrol during World War II and was a label clerk at Hercules Sunflower Ammunition Plant in De Soto. She worked as a seamstress for H.D. Lee of Ottawa for 37 years before she retired in 1988. She was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church and Tequa Family Community Education, a 35-year member of United Garment Worker's Local 344 and a charter member of Williamsburg Community Club.

She was city treasurer for Williamsburg for nine years, served for eight years on the Williamsburg City Council, was a charter board member of Franklin County Day Care for nine years and spent 10 years as a correspondent for the Ottawa Times reporting on Homewood and Williamsburg.

She married Raymond Henry Clinton Spencer on Sept. 22, 1945, in Ottawa. He died Aug. 19, 1987.

A son, Richard Spencer, and two grandchildren, also died earlier.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackee Young, Melvern, and Pam Spencer, Los Angeles; a twin brother, Warren E. Noe, Pomona; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.

The family suggests memorials to Midland Hospice or the Williamsburg Library Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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