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Ruth Spicer

Nov 18th, 1946 - Sep 20th, 2023

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment: Oskaloosa Cemetery

Visitation: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home


      Ruth E. Spicer, age 76, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, September 20, 2023, at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem.

      She was born November 18, 1946, in Clay County, the daughter of Loren and Pearl (Logan) Hockman.  She was united in marriage to Van Terry Spicer on July 19, 1968, at Oak Mound Christian Church and together they shared 52 wedding anniversaries until his death October 1, 2020.

      Ruth became the first woman draftsman at Sparton Manufacturing and later worked at the Clay County Courthouse in the Circuit Clerk’s office.  She loved creating stained glass, crafting, painting, cooking, and traveling.  For many years, Ruthie was a dedicated member of the Hoosier Township Cemetery Board.

      She is survived by her son: Phillip (Ericka) Spicer; a grandson: Dustin (JoAnna) Spicer; 2 brothers-in-law: Bob Anderson and Darrell Spicer; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and her beloved dogs: Scooter and Daisy.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 sisters: Judy Anderson and Fern Krutsinger; and 3 brothers: Buddy, Ed, and Ron Hockman.

      A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Oskaloosa Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Animal Rescue & Shelter (CCARS) and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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William Robin Todd

September 21st

Very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was always a delight to work with at the Court House.

Larry and Kathy Hagen

September 21st

Ruth was a wonderful & talented woman. So glad she was a part of our church family. She will be truly missed.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

September 22nd

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Alan Buck

September 22nd

Sympathy is extended to The Family and Friends Sorry for Your Loss. A Fine Lady has passed.

Lacey Lewis

September 22nd

Marsha Nolan

September 22nd

We suffer with your family. Ruth and Terry were gracious people and family oriented. We played music w Spice for many years. I still have a painted glass peace sign that Ruth gifted me. It hangs in my window to this day. My husband Bob was a pallbearer for Spice. The are in the arms of Jesus๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Barbara Lamb

September 22nd

I am glad I got to know Ruth and to share her live of stained glass. My deepest sympathy to Phillip, Dustin, Erica and JoAnna. I know her spirit will be with you forever.

Mary Lou Wheeler

September 22nd

My deepest sympathy to the family, may you feel God's comforting arms around you during this difficult time. She was the best friend anyone could ask for. MaryLou Wheeler

Marlene Smith

September 23rd

My Bob worked with both Ruthie and Terry at Sparton. He thought so much of both of them. They were both volunteers for us at Smith Mill. They were such good people! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.h

Paul Rose

September 23rd

I worked with Ruthie and Terry at Spartan for a number of years . Sorry to hear.



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