Olive Wise Spannaus
January 23, 1916, St. Louis, MO ~
May 10, 2018, Seattle, WA
Olive Wise Spannaus ~
child of God, friend, mentor, mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother, community volunteer, human rights activist, women's movement pioneer, longtime member of Hope Lutheran Church in West Seattle, recipient of the Carrie Chapman Catt award of the League of Women Voters Seattle-King County, hymnwriter, leader in the Lutheran church, and line dancer (beginning at age 80)-- died peacefully May 10, at her home for the past five years, Providence Mount Saint Vincent, in West Seattle.
Olive was predeceased by her beloved husband of 66 years, the Rev. Ruben Spannaus, her three siblings, and one grandchild. She is survived by her four children and spouses, Boots Winterstein and husband Paul, of Seattle; Edward and Nancy Spannaus of Lovettsville, VA; Timothy Spannaus and Collette Pariseau of Lathrup Village, MI; and Fredric Spannaus and Connie Requarth of Decatur, Illinois; nine grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and their families.
A memorial service, to which
all are welcome, will be held at
12:30 pm, Saturday, June 2, at the
Pigott Chapel, Providence Mount St. Vincent, 4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle WA, 98126.
Olive supported many worthwhile causes (just ask her postman!). Memorials may be made to Education Fund, League of Women Voters Seattle-King
County; Mary's Place, (Seattle); Lutheran Community Services Northwest; Compass Housing Alliance (Seattle); Hope Lutheran Church organ fund (Seattle); Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation; or an organization of your choice.
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Guest Book at www.Legacy.com
View Olive's full obituary at http://tspannaus.com/blog/?page_id=270