Clarabell Spencer

08/14/1935 - 02/27/2024


Obituary For Clarabell Spencer

Clarabell Spencer, 88 of Elida, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 12:54 a.m., in her residence with her family by her side.

She was born August 14, 1935, in Putnam County to Louis and Edith (Thompson) Evans who preceded her in death. On December 15, 1956, she married Gerald Spencer who survives.

Also survivng are twin daughters: Dianna Spencer of Lima and Deanna (Curt) Gingrich of Powell, OH, one son Donavan Spencer of Lima, and five grandchildren: Anthony Spencer, Hannah Spencer, Jayarden Spencer, Jonathan Gingrich and Emily (Trevor) Lampton.

She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony "Tony" Spencer, and brothers: Dale (Audrey) Evans, Myron Evans, John Evans.

Clarabell was a 1953 graduate of Vaughnsville High School, the town where she excelled in playing softball. She had been a clerk/typist for the John P. Timmerman Co. and Hughes Plumbing & Heating. She was a member of Lima Community Church, where she was involved as a Sunday School teacher and in the choir.

Services will be at a later date at the Shawnee Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services. Burial will be in Salem Westminster Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Community Church.

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  • 03/04/2024

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Clarabell and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 02/28/2024

    Gerald I just heard the sad news and my deepest condolences and prayers to you and all of the family my sincere sympathy respectfully Tim Firestone

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