Carol Marcelle Spencer

Carol Marcelle Spencer

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Carol Marcelle Spencer, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Carol was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska on May 26, 1926 to Henry and Sophia (Gondringer) Warnke.
She played the clarinet in band, graduated from Wheaton High School in Wheaton, IL, and was a dedicated member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Carol married the late John “Jack” Spencer on February 24, 1951.  Jack and Carol thoroughly enjoyed their life together, especially spending time square dancing, golfing, and going on many family vacations to Florida. They lived in St. Louis, and had two children, Cheryl Ann Templeton and Jack Val Spencer, both of whom survive her.
In addition to her children, those left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Spencer Templeton and his wife, Michelle; Aaron Spencer and his wife, Courtney; and Amy Reesor and her husband, Geoffrey. Carol was also a loving great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John “Jack” Spencer; her parents, Sophia (Gondringer) and Henry Warnke; and her siblings Maxine Deweber, Evelyn Sidgmore, Gene Warnke, and Hank Warnke.
Services for Carol will be held at Manchester United Methodist Church, 129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011 on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Family will receive guests from 10am-11am at the church. Memorial Services will begin at 11am, with a luncheon to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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  1. Marla Messenger says:

    Sending thoughts & prayers to your family. So sorry for your loss.

  2. Clarence and Shelia Richard says:

    Dear Cheryl

    We love you dearly and pray your strength in God. God loves you and so do we.

    My friend. God bless. Your mom was sweet as ever.

    Clarence and Shelia

  3. Susan Fortino says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

  4. Greg and Linda LaConte says:

    Carol Spencer was my hero and role model. Her strength and determination was something to be envied. I will truly miss our conversations and the happy moments we shared!
    You are finally with Jack!
    Thanks for being my friend 😍

  5. Jeanne Burgess Borders says:

    We have wonderful memories of our vacations and get togethers with the Spencer’s! So sorry for your loss.

  6. Janet Bridgeforth says:

    Val & Cheryl
    Our deepest condolences. Loss is never easy. Our families have a lot of wonderful memories together to cherish … Florida vacations, holiday picnics, card games, bowling teams, etc. May you know the deep comfort and companionship of God during this time. So sorry we will not be able to be at the celebration of your moms life.

  7. Judy Burgess Henges says:

    Val & Cheryl,
    We have so many wonderful memories growing up with your family. I remember holiday get-togethers at Babler Park, all our fun trips to Florida, and many weekend nights playing in your basement. Your parents were so happy and enjoyable to be around. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Steve myers says:

    Val, Cheryl & Spencer
    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you. We are going to miss our Aunt and our long conversation where much wisdom and love was dispensed.

  9. Tim and Julie Dailey says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl and her family. Your mom, Carol was a great person and her smiling face will be missed by all that knew her.

  10. Jean Holley says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of your mom, Cheryl. She was always so sweet to me. I felt like I could talk to her about anything and get a well thought out honest answer. I’m so glad you were able to spend so much quality time with her these last number of years. You are in my thoughts and prayers, as always.