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“Our condolences to the 70+ from 4 geneations who will carry on the traditions of a beloved aunt. I remember when she married Uncle Russ....Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Riggs - Ft Worth, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss, Shirley. Thoughts and prayers for you. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Karen Port - Sterling, IL

“Sorry to hear about your mom she was such a sweet lady Prayers go out the family. Judy and Dick Pinske ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Pinske - Rockfalls, IL

“My thoughts and prayers to all of the Spencer family. What a sweet lady. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Shirley Hernandez - RockFalls, IL

“Corrine, Mike, Angie and JenI was sad to hear of your moms passing. I remember visiting her house when I was young and she was very welcoming. A very...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Hernandez-Pitts - MN

“Very sorry for your loss. I know mama (Gwen Fritsch) and she are catching up. ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Tom and Connie Gowan - Davenport, IA

“Many years our Broadway neighbor as well as member of our church. Rest In Peace . ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Shelley Smither - Mesa, AZ

“Remembering all the times with the family mom and dad Paul and Doris Spencer.So Sorry for your loss ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kim Spencer Becker - Stover, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Boots was a lovely lady and one I always admired. May all of the...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Dianne Behrens - Morrison, IL

“So sorry for the loss of your Mother, Boots was such a lovely lady and always had a beautiful smile. Our condolences. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Terry & Connie Glenn - Sterling, IL

“Hugs and prayers to the family, Boots was such a sweet sweet lady. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Johnson - Sterling, IL

“So sorry for your loss ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Gary and Mariellen Molln - IL

“Just saw the obituary on facebook. So sorry for your loss. Also we won't be able to attend visitation or funeral as we are going to be gone the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ervin and Shirley Rhodes - IL

“I am very sorry to hear of Aunt Boot's passing. I am not going to be able to attend the services, but wanted you to know that my heart is with all of...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Cunningham - Minonk, IL

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Ellen A. "Boots" Spencer, 90, of Walnut, formerly of Sterling, died on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Heritage Health in Walnut.

Boots was born on June 23, 1926 in Rock Falls a daughter of Otto and Margaret (Whyte) Von Holten. She was united in marriage to Russell LeRoy Spencer, Sr. on February 2, 1947 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2016.

Boots was a faithful member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls for many years. She was very active in church activities including the Martha's Circle and the quilting group. Boots enjoyed crocheting, knitting, crafting, sewing, playing cards and games. She loved her family very much and never knew a stranger.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Pam (Jim) Meyer of Walnut, Corinne (Joe) Olalde of Galt, Shirley (Sid) Attig of Walnut, Russell (Luanne) Spencer, Jr. of Sterling and Sandy (Duane) Cordes of Walnut; sisters, Marie Schulte, Marge (Maynard) Parker and Euryth (Louis) Vickrey all of Walnut; 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 7 great- great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and siblings Leo, James, John, Bob, Gene, Don, Dick and Betty Ann.

Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM Friday at the church with Reverend Vicki Sauter officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory to Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.

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