Florence Spicer, 94

Florence J. "Flo" Spicer, 94, of rural Wabash, formerly of Kokomo, died at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Kokomo, to William and Mary Ethel (Degler) Grund.

Flo was a 1943 graduate of Kokomo High School.  After graduation she joined the U.S. Navy W.A.V.E.S. as a pharmacy mate in the hospital corp during World War II.  She proudly served her country until April 1946, when she was discharged and returned home to Kokomo.  She married Samuel H. Spicer in Kokomo on Sept. 18, 1948; he died April 24, 1984.

She worked for Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, retiring Sept. 30, 1979, after 25 years.  Flo was accomplished at needlecraft, and she made beautiful quilts, crocheted doilies and afghans. She was an avid reader of historical novels and biographies, and enjoyed traveling with family and friends.  She also enjoyed feeding birds, and watching the hummingbirds and eagles. She lived in Kokomo 78 years, before moving to Wabash in 2002.

She is survived by her daughter, Marianne (Richard) Pogue; two grandchildren, Rhea (Travis) Hendricks and Kyle (Arielle) Pogue; and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Hendricks, Samantha Hendricks, and Madisyn Wilburn, all of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, infant son, Jay Samuel Spicer, four brothers, and two sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kokomo.

Preferred memorial is Dallas Winchester Senior Center.

The memorial guest book for Flo may be signed at

Posted on 2018 May 30