MILDRED E. SPURGEON
Mildred E. Spurgeon, age 92, of rural Wayland, MO, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
She was born September 1, 1916 at Wayland, the only child of Walter and Mittie H. Pullins Linder.
Sixty-nine years ago on May 25, 1940, she and her high school sweetheart, Harold F. Spurgeon, were married in the Hannibal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Harold, of rural Wayland; two sons, Alan Spurgeon and his wife, Debbie, of Oxford, MS and Bruce Spurgeon and his wife, Karen, of Kahoka, MO; one grandchild, Emily Smeltser and her husband, Justin, of Alexandria, MO; a great-granddaughter, Sydney Smeltser; and, several cousins, Mary Ellen Hitz, Marjorie Lipper and Doris Crum.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mildred graduated from Wayland High School in 1933. She taught school prior to her marriage and farmed with Harold all of their married lives. She had spent the past eight months in the Clark Co. Nursing Home due to her declining health.
Mildred was a member of the Southern Baptist Fellowship Church in Wayland and a former member of the Delphinium Garden Club. She grew a big garden for many years and loved to read. She and Harold enjoyed time spent attending many glass and antique shows and looking for Roseville Pottery which she would buy and sell. She also loved to collect Norman Rockwell plates. She was very proud of her family and their accomplishments.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, 2009, at 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Dan Steinbeck officiating. Music was provided by Ida Ross, pianist and Jeri Braxton, vocalist. Special selection was "In the Garden".
Visitation was held after 4 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6 p.m. until time of services.
Memorials were suggested to the Southern Baptist Fellowship Church at Wayland.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.