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Carolyn Spencer

Services for Florence resident Carolyn Kay Spencer, 77, who entered Heaven’s gate June 26, will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Christian Church of Florence.

She was born Carolyn Kay Shipman on Feb. 15, 1944, a daughter of Orris and Audine (Arnold) Shipman.

She was a 1962 graduate of Florence High School.

She was united in marriage 59 years ago to Edmond Spencer on May 24, 1962.

Carolyn, Edmond, and their family owned and operated Town and Country Café in Florence for the last 25 years.

She loved playing on her computer and enjoyed singing. Carolyn was the official grandchild spoiler and did a great job of it. She enjoyed cooking and fishing with the family.

Carolyn and Edmond have three children, Matt and Eddie Spencer and Becky Spencer. She was like a mother to her “daughters-in-love” Darla Spencer and Kelley Spencer and son-in-law Bruce Fetrow. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren loved her without exception. They include Dallas Wells, Kasey Orlik, Hunter Spencer, Kaylyn Spencer, Dakota Spencer, Shyla Harris, Shyann Harris, Lillianna Salamoni-Harris, and Barrett Orlik.

Carolyn was met in Heaven by her parents and numerous brothers and sisters. She gave love and received love from everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed and always loved.

Carolyn’s family will gather with friends on Friday at the Christian Church of Florence for her funeral service, led by Pastor Mitchell Diemer.

She will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence, following the service.Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Christian Church of Florence Youth Group in care of the funeral home.Please sign Carolyn’s online guestbook and leave a memory of Carolyn at

Last modified July 1, 2021