Norma J. Spencer
Celebration of Life Memorial Services for Norma J. Spencer, 90, of Champaign, will be at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign. The Rev. Don Ehlers will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Spencer passed away at 10:15 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the daughter of Clyde and Lillian (Ward) Williamson.
She married Robert D. Spencer on Aug. 10, 1968, in Mt. Vernon. He survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Sondra J. Harris, of Marion, Ill., Cheryl M. Green, of Hindsville, Ark., Kim A. Jones, of DuQuoin, Ill., Sanna G. Frazier and Lisa D. Spencer, both of Champaign; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Spencer was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Rodney H. Winfree and two grandsons, Kyle L. Frazier and Spencer R. Frazier.
Mrs. Spencer was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign.
Her hobbies included crafting, baking, bowling, spending time with family, and fishing.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Spencer’s name may be made to the Champaign County Nursing Home — Unit #4, 500 Art Bartell Rd., Urbana, IL 61802; and the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main, Urbana, IL 61802.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.
Dad just forwarded Norma’s obituary and the picture of Norma grabbed my heart. It’s absolutely beautiful as was she — inside and out. I wish we could be there Saturday in person; Iwill be in thoughts and prayers. You can count on that.
A couple items that I cherish that Norma gave to me are 1) her bunny with an adorable blue penifore and 2) because Dick was a beekeeper, a counted cross stitched, framed picture of bees with a honeycomb and the words: “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb.” (That was indicative of Norma!— pleasant words, always.)
“Sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24 Words to live by. I cherished them when Norma gave them to me and I cherish them even more now!
Take good care of yourselves always.
Hugs...........Sherry and Dick Foster