Evelyn Spinner, 93, of Sandoval passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 9, 1928, the daughter of Jerry and Dorothy (Crews) Garrard in Palestine. She married her sweetheart, Ernest Spinner on April 15, 1947 in Centralia and he preceded her in death.
Survivors that will remember the way Evelyn lived her life to the fullest include her beloved family, daughters, Kathy Roper and husband LeeRoy of Centralia, and Theresa Thornton of Sandoval; grandchildren, Randy Thornton and significant other, Rhonda Lammers of Sandoval, Pamela Thornton of Sandoval, Sean Thornton and significant other Amber Williamson, LeeRoy Roper and wife Stephanie of Odin, and Steven Roper and wife Kara of Blue Springs, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Paxton Thornton, Tristan Roper, Peyton Roper, and Miles Roper; and her dear cousin, Suzie Handcock.
Along with her husband, Mrs. Spinner was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Dorothy Garrard; sons, Kenneth Spinner, and Gerald Spinner; and son-in-law, Richard Thornton.
Evelyn was proud of her family's heritage serving as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Centralia Chapter. During her working years, she offered bright smiles and a kind word to shoppers at Kresge’s, and K-Mart in Centralia. Evelyn loved to travel and was blessed to visit many beautiful countries, traveling in Spain, Germany, Jerusalem, Australia, England, and the Netherlands. She was so impressed with the beauty of Hawaii and chose to take road trips by car or tour bus, so as not to miss out on the places in-between her home and destination. She liked to curl up with a good book and challenge her mind with puzzles. She loved making others feel loved and appreciated and asked everyone to call her "Ma". Evelyn's greatest treasures were found in the wonderful, close relationships she shared with her family. Watching her great-grandchild play and explore in her yard always brought peace and a smile to her face. Evelyn was a wonderful example of how the world would be if we all treated one another with love and respect and her strong character will continue on in all her family and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval with Pastor Michael Hall and Ken Hayden officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in rural Sandoval. Friends are welcome to a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval and an hour before the service time on Thursday. Memorials may be made in Evelyn's honor to the Sandoval Fire Department. Online condolences and memories of Evelyn may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home's Facebook page. Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval is privileged to be assisting the family of Evelyn Spinner with arrangements.
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