Delpha Mae “Dee” Spalding, 77, of Eldon, Missouri passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Eldon, Missouri. She was born June 14, 1942 in Sedalia, Missouri the daughter of the late Junior L. and Margaret (Summerskill) Clark. On October 25, 1964 in Eldon, Missouri she was united in marriage to Wayne Vencil Spalding who preceded her in death on September 14, 1986.
Children, Rusty Nicholson (Geri) of the state of TX; Tina Wibbenmeyer (Ron) of St. Louis, MO; Shawn Spalding of Columbia, MO; Shannon Ratcliff (Mike) of Eldon, MO; Shawndra Taylor (Troy) of Eldon, MO
Step Children, Debbie Smith & David Spalding
Nine Grandchildren, Brittany Wibbenmeyer (Tony); Gabrielle Pierle (Sam); Dylan Wibbenmeyer; Cameron & Caleb Spalding; Trent & Trevor Ratcliff; Clara & Kendall Taylor
Brother, Richard Clark of Belton, MO
Her first husband, Bob Nicholson, a daughter in law, Flechia Spalding, one sister, Wanda Romi, & a step daughter, Donna Wood preceded her in death.
Dee was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Eldon, MO and in recent years attended Ninth Street Christian Church of Eldon, MO. She was employed for seventeen years with Sprint-United Telephone Company where she received many sales awards and made many great friends. After her retirement from the phone company she worked for the Eldon Chamber of Commerce for five years. Dee always enjoyed assisting and being a part of the annual Eldon Turkey Festival. She was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Through the years of raising her children, she served as room mother in their classrooms and often chaperoned their high school band trips. She was always involved in her children and grandchildren's school activities and cheered on more than just her own. In her later years she enjoyed staying connected to family and friends through facebook and you could count on her for leaving an encouraging comment on any facebook post she scrolled across. The past year Dee enjoyed playing bingo and visiting with her new friends at Rock Island Village assisted living. Her greatest love was to spend time with her family.
A Private Family Interment at the Eldon City Cemetery will be held at a later date. A Celebration of Dee’s Life is being planned also at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials in her name are suggested In Care of the Family.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.
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