Spetmanís were married on Oct. 17, 1951 at Silver City. They lived
around Malvern the first few years of marriage, then moved to the
Elliott vicinity in the year 1955. They have lived on the Cleo
Doolittle farm on Ebertís Corner west of Elliott for the past 12
years; where Don is engaged in farming.
parents were Roy Spetman (1899-1966) and Sophia Miller Spetman
(1903-1968) who farmed and lived near Malvern.
parents were William Williams (1878-1964) and Ethel Baker Williams
(1887-1971) who came from Devonshire, England. While in England
Ileneís father worked in the shipyards. Along with three young
children, they came to the United States in the year 1906 and
settled on a farm near Silver City. Thirteen more children were
born, making eight girls and eight boys; of which Ilene was the 14th
and still has five sisters and five brothers living (having lost one
brother in the Korean Conflict).
parents celebrated 63 years of marriage together.
attended rural school and graduated from Tabor High School. He
served two years in the Army after graduation. He has one sister and
attended rural school and graduated from Silver City High School.
She taught a rural school south of Council Bluffs for 3 years.
members of the Stratton United Methodist Church.
parents of two daughters who attended school at Elliott and
graduated from Griswold High School.
married in 1976 to Walter Casson, Jr. He is Credit Specialist for
the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of Omaha, and she is a
Secretary to the Manager of Mutual of New York, in Omaha.
married in 1978 to Allen Hennings. He is employed as a Financial
Analyst for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, and Cindy is a
Certified Dental Assistant in Council Bluffs.
live in Council Bluffs.