Barbara J. (Spence) Vandayburg
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passed away in Aultman Hospital on Oct. 26, 2013. She was born in Canton, Ohio in 1931; the daughter of Elizabeth and Kenneth Spence. She graduated from North Canton High School in 1949, received a B.S. degree from Ohio State University in 1953, and got a Masters degree from Akron University in 1970. She taught school in Columbus, Ohio, Pike Township in Indiana, and retired from North Canton City Schools in 1985.
Survived by her husband of 60 years, Ray; two daughters, Susan (Kevin) Beckstein of Westfield, Ind., and Nancy (Michael) Johnson of Kennesaw, Ga. Also survived by brother, John Spence of North Canton; and sister, Sue of Suffield, Ohio. There are three grandchildren, Kathryn Beckstein, and Linzy and Ben Johnson.
There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to Community Christian Church (111 Whitwer Street NE, North Canton, OH 44720). Those wishing to share their condolences or a fond memory may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at
Published in The Repository on Oct. 29, 2013