Irene W. Spencer

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Irene W. Spencer, 86, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

She was born on May 31, 1925 in Lebanon, Ind., to Clarence Hood and Sophia Howard Hood.

Irene married Ralph Spencer Sr. on Dec. 6, 1941, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Bobby Lee Spencer; a daughter-in-law, Colleen Spencer; two brothers, Gerald Hood and Bill Hood; a son-in-law, Bill Fink; and a great-grandson, Clayton Lewis Spencer. .

Surviving are her children, Bill "Butch" Spencer of Ellenboro, W.Va., Ronald G. Spencer and wife Lois of Greencastle, Ralph Spencer Jr. and wife Becky of Greencastle, Patricia Branson and husband William of Lawrenceville, Ga., Norma Fink of Greencastle and Florence Stockton and husband Harlin of Greencastle; 12 grandchildren and spouses and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Buck Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Clinton Falls Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at the funeral home.

Irene had a love of flowers and gardening, and greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family has requested memorials be made to Clinton Falls Community Church.

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