Spencer, Kathryn Suzanne

Written by David Green.

Sue Spencer, 81, of St. Helen, Mich., died May 21, 2010, at the West Branch Regional Medical Center in West Branch, Mich.

She was born Sept. 27, 1928, in Delta, Ohio, the daughter of Paul and Valleda (Bittikofer) Mizer. On Sept. 26, 1953, in Delta, she married Arlington “Wink” Frantz. He preceded her in death July 28, 1980. On Sept. 20, 1985, in Delta, she married Merlyn “Bud” Spencer and he survives.

Sue lived in the Morenci, Mich., area most of her life, working at Toledo Trust in Toledo, Ohio, and then at 1st Federal in Wauseon, Ohio, from where she retired in 1984, after 14 years of service.

Besides her husband, Sue is survived by three daughters, Debby (and Rick) Gleckler of Wauseon, Ohio, Lynne (and Kenneth) Shadbolt of Morenci and Karen (and Tim) Donahue Pinkelman of Lyons, Ohio; two sons, Jeffrey (and Lori) Frantz of Clinton, Mich., and Michael Frantz of Morenci; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Keller of Delta and Donna Ellis of Colchester, Vermont; and two brothers, Jack Mizer of Sylvania, Ohio, and Tom Mizer of Medina, Ohio.

Besides her first husband, Wink, Sue was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Iris Mizer; and a son in law, Dennis Donahue.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Pastor Mitch Maxted officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association.

  • Front.fireworks
    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
  • Front.grieders
    ONE-TWO PUNCH—Morenci’s Griffin Grieder saved his best for last, running his fastest time ever in the 110-meter high hurdles at the state finals Saturday in Grand Rapids to finish first in the state in Div. IV. His brother Luke, a junior (right), claimed the state runner-up spot. Bulldog junior Bailee Dominique placed seventh in the 100-meter dash.
  • Front.sidewalk
    MORENCI senior class president Mikayla Price leads the way Sunday afternoon from the Church of the Nazarene to the United Methodist Church for the baccalaureate ceremony. Later in the day, 39 members of the senior class received diplomas in the high school gymnasium.
  • Front.F.school
    PROGRESS continues on the agriculture classroom addition at Fayette High School. The project will add 2,900 square feet of space and include an overhead door that would allow equipment to be driven inside. The building should be ready for the start of school in August. Work on ball fields and a running track is also underway.
  • Front.teacher Leading
    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.poles
    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
  • Face Paint
    FUN NIGHT FUN—Savanna Miles sits patiently while Abbie White works on a face paint design Friday during the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Gracie Snead watches the progress after having spent time in the chair. Abbie was one of several volunteer painters, each creating their own unique look. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.

Weekly newspaper serving SE Michigan and NW Ohio - State Line Observer ©2006-2017