MRS. SPOONCER, LONG WASHTENAW RESIDENT, DIES IN PARMA AT 85
Florence S. Spooncer, 85, wife of the late William H. Spooncer and a resident of the Ann Arbor area for many years, died at Parma Monday night after an illness of several years.
Born near what is now known as “Geddes Village,” between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, on March 1, 1864, she was a daughter of William and Mary Lawlay Parker, old settlers in Washtenaw county.
She married Mr. Spooncer April 23, 1883. They lived on a farm there until 1933. Mr. Spooncer died Feb. 4, 1934, and she had lived with her son, R. P. Spooncer, north of Chelsea since.
Besides her son, Mrs. Spooncer leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mortimer Crittenden of Ypsilanti, Mrs. Ray Hinckley of Hamburg and Miss Minnie Parker of Ann Arbor; two brothers, Fred Parker of Geddes Village; one grandchild; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the Staffan-Hildinger Funeral Home, Rev. M. W. Brueckner officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti. Friends may call at the funeral home.