Mary Ann Hooker Spangle, 89

Mary Ann Hooker Spangle, 89, of rural Roann, died at 12:15 a.m., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born Aug. 25, 1931 in Wabash to Cloyd Watson and Vera (Allison) James.

Mary was a 1949 graduate of Chippewa High School. She worked as a nurse's aide at the Wabash County Hospital, retiring in 1996. Mary enjoyed bird watching, listening to music, reading, and especially loved her family. 

She is survived by seven children, Thomas (Donna) Hooker of Monroe, Ohio, David (Jean) Hooker of Logansport, Rebecca Hooker of Raymond, N.H, Susan (Jack) Pugh of Wabash, Patricia Hammons of North Manchester, John (Michelle) Hooker of Alton, N.H., and James (Erni) Hooker of Roann; 13 grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren; and her brother, Steve (Laurie) James of Roann.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jack and Richard Watson; two sisters, Virginia Watson and Dorothy Utter; and her half-brother, William James.

Arrangements will be private at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Preferred memorial is St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Mar 01