Shirley Spencer

AKRON -Shirley Spencer, 89, formerly of Salem, died at 7 a.m. Saturday at her home.

Shirley was born in Salem on May 29, 1924, the daughter of the late Walter and May (Walters) Ketchum.

She was a housewife, and had retired from Sebring Container.

Her husband, George Spencer, whom she married Aug. 31, 1941, preceded her in death on June 23, 1991. She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Spencer.

Survivors include one son, Glenn Spencer of Cuyahoga Falls; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Leonard Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Arrangements were handled by Stark Memorial.

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