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|Mildred Amy Spencer 1931 ~ 2017
Mildred Amy Spencer was born March 15, 1931 in Turtle, Missouri to
Clarence and Sylvia (Nivens) Herndon and passed away June 27, 2017 in
Houston, Missouri at the age of eighty-six years.
On February 18, 1950 Mildred Amy Herndon was united in marriage to
Kenneth Frank Spencer. They were married for 65 years before Kenneth
passed away in 2015. Mildred loved her church, Montauk Baptist Church,
where she was a charter member and taught Sunday School. She was proud
of her service with the church. She also belonged to the Montauk
Homemakers Club. Mildred loved her home and especially her valley on
Ashley Creek. Mildred enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading her bible
everyday, watching birds, especially her hummingbirds, seeing her cows and
that special road runner visitor that would visit occasionally several years
ago. She also made the best jelly, especially blackberry. Mildred held several
jobs including First National Bank and Montauk Lodge. She loved her family
and almost always had a beautiful smile on her face.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Clarence and Sylvia Herndon;
husband, Kenneth Spencer; two daughters, Judy Spencer and Betty Spencer
Roderick; brothers, Ray and Vernon; sisters, Shirley and Hazel.
Survivors include her children, Glen Ray Spencer and wife, Marcia, Salem,
Jeanne Spencer Paris, Ozark, Paul Spencer and wife, Darla, Raymondville;
sister, Wilma Edwards, Cahokia, Illinois; special sister in law, BJ Caywood,
Salem; granddaughters, Ashley Paris, Amy Paris Rinne and husband, Kyle,
Lori Pace and husband, Mike, Jana Baker and husband, Lamar; grandsons,
Michael Paris, Brian Spencer and wife, Ashley, Jimmy Spencer and wife, April,
Jared Roderick and wife Sarah; nineteen great grandchildren, numerous
nieces and nephews; a very special caregiver, Sharon Cody Smith, who has
been with Mildred since her health started failing 4 years ago and was with
her when she passed away. Also other special caregivers that helped Mildred
to be able to stay in her home, Velma Shepherd, Brenda Gorman, Lori Cody
and several others.
Mildred will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Funeral service for Mildred Amy Spencer was held Saturday, July 01, 2017 at
Montauk Baptist Church with Bro. Lloyd Heavin and Bro. Mike Gorman
officiating, special music was provided by Norma Gorman, Sharon Williams
and Sharon Schafer. Serving as pallbearers were, Gary Gorman, Jerry
Gorman, Jesse Sullins, Josh Gorman, Rawly Gorman and Rod Gorman.
Honorary pallbearers were Tom Perry and Larry Williams. Interment was in
the North Lawn Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Wilson
Where we put a
March 15, 1931
June 27, 2017