Judy K. Spencer, 64, Osceola, passed away on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1948, in Taberville, to Lester and Amy (Mann) Hays.
On Sept. 21, 1965, Judy married Steve Spencer. Judy was known as a great cook, feeding many family members, friends of her kids, and neighbors. She worked as a dietician at Truman Lake Manor, Sac Osage Hospital, and Osceola Public Schools. Judy and Steve went on many trail rides, wagon trains and fishing trips on Truman Lake.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters – Beverly Hays, Eva Scotten and Carolyn Morerod.
She is survived by her husband, Steve Spencer; two daughters, Julie Dill and husband, Jerry – Warsaw and Lisa Sommer and husband, Gary – Osceola; one son, Randy Spencer – Osceola; one sister, Ruby McConnaughey – El Dorado Springs; and two brothers, Glen Hays – Walker and Gene Hays – El Dorado Springs. Judy was a proud grandma of six grandchildren – Amy, Ashley, Buddy, Kayla, Zackary and Maranda. Judy loved spending time with her five great grandchildren – Emmagail, Ella, Jaylen, Jaxson and Gunnar.
Services were held on Monday, Dec. 24, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Rev. Larry Sherman officiated. Judy was laid to rest at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Randy Spencer, Buddy Dill, Gary Sommer, Zackary Sommer, Jerry Dill and Glen Hays.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Hospice and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.