Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dorothy (Dodie) Pearl Spencer (September 1, 2014)

Dorothy (Dodie) Pearl Spencer, 97, of The Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Sweitzer St., Greenville, passed away early Monday evening, September 1, 2014 at Wayne Hospital.

Dorothy was born on a farm in Darke County, west of Brock, on December 17, 1916 to the late Arthur and Jennie Lanich. She married the late Elwood (Spence) Spencer on August 6, 1949. They were married for 55 years and he preceded her in death in 2004. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her sister and only sibling, Mrs. Ruby Goens.

Dorothy was a 1934 graduate of Greenville High School. She was a member of the Greenville E.U.M. Church and the Phi Beta Psi sorority.

Dorothy worked for 40 years at the General Athletic Products Co. and was manager of the shipping department. Her husband, Elwood (Spence), worked at Sutton’s Super Valu in Arcanum for 37 years. Dorothy and Spence enjoyed traveling and were proud of having visited all of the 50 states except for Alaska. Dorothy’s kindness to others, warm sense of humor and delicious cookies will be missed by her family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by three great-nephews, Mike (Deb) Lecklider, Tim (Sharon) Lecklider and Jeff (Teena) Lecklider and numerous great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by four wonderful friends, Jean Selanders, Marjorie Michael and Bonnie and Randy Ross.

Dorothy’s family would like to thank the outstanding medical staff at Wayne Hospital ICU for the capable and loving care she received in her final days. They would also like to thank the Brethren Retirement Community staff for the comfortable home, community setting and care they provided to Dorothy for the past 12 years.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel, Greenville. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel from noon until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Residents’ Aid Fund of the Brethren Retirement Community or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

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