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Spillers, Deloris Fay 1924-2012

SPILLER, MOORE, HARTZELL, SCHONBRICH, KIRKPATRICK, EDWARDS, CUSHMAN, WELCH, BIDWELL, SPRATT

Posted By: Volunteer Transcriber
Date: 1/20/2018 at 09:07:25

Deloris Fay Spillers
1924-2012
Redfield

Deloris Fay Spillers, 88, of Redfield, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 from melanoma at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Redfield United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. A private family burial wil be held in Perry. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Redfield United Methodist Church and/or Redfield Library and/or Redfield American Legion and may be sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 404, Redfield, Iowa 50233. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Deloris (Dedo or DeeDee) as she was affectionately known was born May 29, 1924 in rural Audubon County near Exira, Iowa to Charles and Ethel (Moore) Hartzell. At a young age, the family moved from Audubon to Riverside, Iowa before making their home in Redfield in 1937. Deloris graduated from Redfield High School with the class of 1942. She was united in marriage to SSgt Byrle Spillers on April 26, 1944 in Valley Junction (West Des Moines) and together they became the proud parents of three daughters, Carol Ann, Tana Kay, and Sheila Rae. After their marriage they made their home in Redfield until 1978 when they moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida, returning to Redfield in 1991. Deloris spent her life doing what she loved most, being a homemaker and raising her family. She cherished that she was able to stay home and raise them throughout the years.

Deloris was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Women's Fellowship, Etavirp Club, 66 year member of both the Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary all in Redfield. She was very active within her church, which was a source of inspiration and hope for her. Deloris was well known for her wonderful disposition and kindness to others. She enjoyed cooking, shopping with her girls, traveling with her family throughout the United States and abroad, but most of all she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her family, which she stated "was her world", and also all the fond memories of her friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ethel Harzell and one infant brother, Charles Leslie Hartzell.

Deloris leaves behind, her beloved husband of 68 years, Byrle Spillers; daughters Carol Ann (Forrest) Schnobrich of Casey, Tana Kay (James) Kirkpatrick of Des Moines, and Sheila Rae (Dr. Mark) Edwards of Port St. Lucie, Florida; grandsons, Brett (Dee Welch) Cushman of Dexter and Bryan (Jonnie Bidwell) Cushman of Des Moines; cousin, Larry Spratt (Neoma) Spratt of Sistersville, West Virginia and a host of friends all of whom will miss her greatly.

Special thanks from the family to Drs. Dan Kollmorgan and Tom Buroker for their medical care and the staff of Kavanagh House for their care and compassion during Deloris's final days.

(Professional Arrangements: Johnson Family Funeral Home) ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register Sun 30 Sept 2012.


 

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