She was born April 12, 1917, in Center Point, as the daughter of Paul and Dessie James Thompson.
She graduated from Ashboro High School and then attended beauty school. She worked as a beautician for more than 65 years.
She married Herschel E. Spelbring Oct. 6, 1937.
She was a member of the Poland Zion United Church of Christ, Eastern Star, Washington Twp. Homemakers Club, and had served as a 4-H leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Herschel Spelbring, son Sheldon D. Spelbring, and brother John O. Thompson.
She is survived by son Paul Spelbring and wife Ann, daughters Elaine Brown and husband David, Janet Zurcher and husband Paul, Kay Taylor and husband Charles, daughter-in-law Legatha Spelbring, 12 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., Thursday, April 29, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, with Pastors Paul Zurcher and David Brown officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, 3910 N. Bowling Green Rd., Poland, Ind., 47858.
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