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Martha E. Meyer Spoo 1891-1971


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/27/2010 at 18:23:00

Mrs. Martha E. Spoo, 80, Estherville, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 1971, in Holy Family Hospital as a result of a series of strokes.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville. Burial will be made in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may all at the Reese-Henry Funeral Home in Estherville after 10 a.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 27, 1971)

Martha E. Spoo Rites Wednesday
Martha E. Spoo, 80, Estherville, died at 5:35 p.m. Dec. 26, 1971, at Holy Family Hospital as a result of a series of strokes.

She was born May 31, 1891, at Estherville to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyer and received her education in Estherville.

On Nov. 6, 1910, she was married to Chris Spoo.

She lived all of her life in Emmet County and following her marriage they farmed until the day they moved to Estherville in 1947.

Mrs. Spoo was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Estherville and was baptized at the Lutheran Church at Terril June 28, 1891.

She is survived by three sons, Elmer, Gruver; Henry, Upsala, Minn.; and Lester, Goldfield, Minn.; four daughters, Mrs. Truman (Dorothy) Stone, Lytton; Mrs. Francis ( Lucille) Origer, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Victor (Agnes) Borlaug, Sunnyvale, Calif.; and Mrs. Leonard (Helen) Beaver, Amery, Wis.; 25 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Hilmer of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Mrs. Dorothy Lackman of Long Prairie, Minn.; and one brother, Earnest Meyer of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter and one grandson.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Flentgen officiating.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Reese-Henry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Jack Stone, Bryon Stone, Bradley Spoo, Gerald Spoo, Terry Origer and Dennis Origer. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 29, 1971)


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