December 7, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/9/2008 18:30:00
Helen Spicer, age 86, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2008 with her family at her bedside. She was born on February 5, 1922 in Middletown, Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Goldie (Griffith) High She attended the Elizabethtown College and joined the civil service during WWII being stationed in Hawaii. She married James R. “Bob” Spicer on January 9, 1946. Helen and Bob moved to Baltimore, MD in 1952 where they raised six children before moving to Garrett, IN in 1963. After raising her children she worked as a nursing assistant in Grand Rapids, MI. A loving wife and mother, Helen enjoyed reading and gardening. After retirement Helen and Bob traveled extensively reaching 48 states and Canada. She was a member of the Zion 16 Lutheran Church near Garrett, IN, was a Sunday School Teacher and a Girl Scout Leader
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Bob Spicer; six children, Bobbie (Ed) Taylor of Jackson, WY; Harvey (Susan) Spicer of Fulton, KS; Barbara (Paul) Schnurer of Amherst Co., VA; Kathy Schapley of Natchez Trace Park, TN; Susan (Steve) Abston of New Haven. Helen was a loving grandmother who ejoyed her visits with her grandchildren, Jon, Amanda, Hannah, Amy (Eric), Jessie, Aaron, Travis, Shawn and Renee; great grandchildren, Jamie, Leah, Vanessa and Travis, Jr. and she loved her Westie “Buttons” in recent years.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a son, David Spicer; a son-in-law, Ed Schapley; and three brothers, William, Gene and Lee High.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 from 5 to 6:30 PM where a memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM with Rev. Brian Peltomaa officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Huron Co. Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Uncle Bob and Family,
I am sorry to hear that Aunt Helen passed away. Cousin Charlie sent me a small note. I know as a kid we alway looked forward to you, her and your family coming from Indiana t visit Middletown. My dad loved to tease her, and I think she enjoyed giving it right back. I know she will be very missed, but I know you have so many very fond memories. Please stay in touch, and to all of the Spicers our thoughts and prayers are with your families. If you get close to Orlando Florida, know you have a place to stay. We love you.
Tommy,Amy,Kristin,Zach,Maddie and Emma High
sorry to hear about your mom and wife. i got to meet the spicers more then a year ago, i was bobs nurse aide. i got to know the family specially susan. you all was so lucky to have a mother like helen all she talked about was her kids and grandkids to me you guys was her pride and joy. her and bob looked forward to the days that susan came over. you will always be in my thoughs weither i am there or not. wished i knew sooner i would of like to came to the showing i just found out tonight. if you ever need anything just let me know i will always be there. take care and just remember that we will always have the memories.
Susan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I have thought about you all week and kept you in my prayers. Your mom was so lucky to have you as her daughter. I wish that I could attend calling hours to see you but I am working. Just know that my heart goes out to you. If you need anything just call. Karen