Earl Spory, 96, of Quincy, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday (May 20, 2014) in his home. Born April 20, 1918 in Hancock County, Earl was the son of William Louis and Johana Elizabeth Howe Spory. He was married to Erma Marie Hufendick, who preceded him in death. Mr. Spory was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he enjoyed attending breakfast with the King's Club. An avid gardener, Earl was well known for Earl's Garden, from which he sold and donated his produce to many throughout the Quincy area. Earl loved helping others and volunteered at the Salvation Army and Blessing Hospital where he drove people to and from their cars in the golf cart. Mr. Spory was employed at Johnson Seed Co. in Taylor, Mo., for many years until his retirement. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Penzkofer (Alan) of Odessa, Fla.; a son, Carl Spory (Norma) of Quincy; a daughter-in- law, Connie Spory of Quincy; two grandchildren, Melissa Claus (Walter) of North Aurora, and Adam Spory (Heather) of Quincy; six stepgrandchildren, Randy Roan (Laura) of Springfield, Ill., Jeff Roan of Shawnee, Kan., and Denise Penzkofer, Christine Penzkofer, Penny Penzkofer and Kenny Penzkofer, all of Tampa, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren including, Lily Claus; a sister, Helen Spory of Quincy, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Spory was preceded in death by his parents; spouses; a son, Glen W. Spory; a brother, Roger Spory; and two sisters, Lylah Bradbury and Hulda Spory. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. L. D. Grant. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29, and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: University of Illinois Community Garden or Calvary Baptist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 27 to May 29, 2014