Millard C. Spencer 1928 - 2012
Dr. Millard C. Spencer died Wednesday, January 18, 2012, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, after a long struggle with pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Spencer was born to Edna Hemenway Spencer and Edward D. Spencer on June 26, 1928, in Lost Springs, Kansas. He earned his BS, MS, and MD degrees at the University of Kansas. Following his service with the US Army in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, Dr. Spencer practiced family medicine in Liberal, Kansas, for seven years. He then completed a residency in Radiology in Denver, Colorado, and joined the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine group in Topeka, Kansas, where he practiced until his retirement in 1993. After retirement, Dr. Spencer and his wife enjoyed traveling. They spent several years in Savannah, GA, and Landrum, SC, before returning to Kansas and settling in Lawrence.
Dr. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents and his brother David. He is survived by his wife, Polly Quattlebaum Spencer; his five children, Deborah Spencer (Susan Davis), Steve Spencer, Marsha Sousa, Steve Crowder (Sarah), and Marilyn Morris (Craig); thirteen grandchildren, Keane Crowder, Shelby Spencer, Connor Spencer, Austin Sousa, Emily Sousa, Katie (Matt) Delvaux, Riley Morris, Kelsie Morris, Cooper Morris, Beth Bacon, Micah Bacon, Suzy (Sonney) Sapra, Jessica McMahan; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his four nieces and their families in Colorado.
Memorial services for Dr. Spencer will be held March 17, at 2 p.m., at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka, Kansas. Contributions in memory of Dr. Spencer can be given to University of Kansas Medical School (KU Endowments, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160), St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church (14700 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134), or Grace Cathedral (701 SW 8th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66603). For additional information see www.corbettfuneral.com/obituaries/Millard-Spencer354632.