Helen Spencer of Perry


Helen Spencer, 92, of Perry passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the Rowley Memorial Masonic Community in Perry, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 6 from 2-8 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Helen L. Spencer was born May 20, 1925, at Osceola, Iowa, to Harold and Anna Jane (Scott) Crannell.

She graduated from Perry High School.

Helen was united in marriage to Doyle Dwaine Spencer in Kansas City, Kan., Dec. 17, 1946.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Perry State Bank, Dennis and Partridge Lumber and the Panora Co-op.

Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Group.

Together with Doyle, they travelled to various locations around the world.

Helen enjoyed playing any type card games, putting puzzles together, cooking, cherishing her grandkids and enjoying her great-grandkids.

In death she rejoins her husband, Doyle Dwaine Spencer; parents, Harold and Anna Crannell; an infant son; son, Craig Spencer in 1991; brother, Donald Crannell; and her daughter-in-law, Judy Spencer.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her two sons, Harley (Carolyn) Spencer of Shelby, Iowa, and Dennis of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Lori Spencer of Henderson, Nev., Bridget Spencer of Oakland, Iowa, Clint (Angela) Spencer of Boulder City, Nev., Dawn (Marc) Cowell of Erie, Colo., Shelly Spencer of Lakewood, Colo., and Cheri (Jeff) McNeilly of Lakewood, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Dante Cowell, Jake Weirich, Cameron Schwab, Jeremy and Dylan Spencer and Kasen and Teagen McNeilly; brothers, Raymond (Glenna) Crannell of Marshalltown, Larry (Linda) Crannell of Adel and Roger Crannell of Minburn; and sisters, Doris Hamilton of Algona, JoAnn (Keith) Knoack of Marshalltown and Donna (Gary) Aklin of Harvey, Iowa.


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