Edith Spencer


LAKIN — Edith Spencer, 99, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

LAKIN — Edith Spencer, 99, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Kearny County, to G.C. and Sadie Oliver Whitaker. She graduated from Lakin High School in 1932.

She married Harry J. Spencer on April 30, 1938, in Garden City. He died Dec. 13, 1984. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson; three brothers, Howard, Oliver and Wayne Whitaker; and four sisters, Esther Kuhlman, Elene Henderson, Margaret Wilkin and Anita Beth Kash.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann and husband Jim Miesner of Oberlin, and Janice Urie of Lakin; a son, Harry Wayne and wife Loretta Spencer of Ozark, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Lakin. Burial will be at Lakin Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to The Budget Shop Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home, Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860.


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