Martha L. Spicer

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TROY - Martha L. Spicer, 87, of Troy, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1925, in Shelby County, to the late Christian A. and Caroline (Kaehler) Klopfenstein.
She was married to Alva P. Spicer, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2008.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Byron K. Spicer, and Chris E. and Linda Spicer, all of Troy; two sisters, Eileen Faler, of West Liberty, and Florence Shipman, of Sidney; three grandchildren, Isaiah (Holly) Spicer, of Troy, Katie Spicer, of Troy, and Angie (Todd) Hillman of Loveland; and seven great-grandchildren, Lydia, Constance, and Michaela Spicer, and Tylor, Alec, Kristen and Natalee Hillman.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Spicer was preceded in death by one sister, Erma Wilt, and one brother, Ivan Klopfenstein.
She was a graduate of Jackson Local High School.
Mrs. Spicer was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Troy, and the United Methodist Women.
She worked at Stolle Corp., Monarch Machine Tool Co., and Sidney Daily News, all of Sidney. She was also a longtime homemaker.
Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Troy, with the Rev. Dave Leckrone officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
Private interment will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
Baird Funeral Home, Troy, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on May 30, 2013