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Susie Heathman Spencer, 84, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at her home in Shelbina, surrounded by her family.
Susie was born November 15, 1936, in Shelby County, the daughter of Emmett Milton and Louise (Murray) Wood. She was united in marriage to David Lynn Heathman on December 15, 1956 in Anabel, MO. He preceded her in death May 13, 1992. She was later married to Phillip Spencer. He preceded her in death in 2006.
Susie was a member of the Shelbina Christian Church, Eastern Star, Old Threshers, back to school supply committee, Shelbina Carnegie Library board, worked at the blood bank and was a Democratic election judge. Susie served on the Legion Auxillary for over 50 years.
She enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Mizzou sports, cooking pies, making desserts and traveling. Susie was a devoted Pitch player for many years. She was a servant of the community and would help wherever was needed. She never told anyone no. Susie often cooked for the church in Kentucky while she lived there and the Shelbina Christian Church. She loved getting to watch her grandchildren and great-grand children play sports.
Susie is survived by her three children, Carole Griffin (Martyn) of Fredrickburg, VA, John Heathman of Benton City and Pat Heathman of Shelbina; three step children; ten grandchildren, Andrew Carson, Megan Rashid, Kira Jerichow, Shaunna Wester, Maggie Schmidt, Bobby Adkisson, Russell Heathman, David Heathman, Gabe Heathman, and Noah Heathman; twelve great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Gilbert and Geneva McCubbin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; three brothers, George, Murray and David Wood; and four sisters, Rena Dale, Winnie Reynolds, Nina Smith, and Mary Ellen Dodd.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 21 at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Burial will be at the Shelbina Cemetery following the service.
Memorials will be made to Neighbors Helping Neighbors and Shelbina Christian Church.