Thelma Jean Spivey, 89Published 5:30pm Sunday, July 28, 2013
Born: Dec. 26, 1923
Died: July 17, 2013
Thelma Jean Spivey, 89, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at The Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac. She was a lifelong resident of the Dowagiac area.
She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Cassopolis to the late Ray and Marguerite (Edwards) Jones.
She married Robert Spivey on July 11, 1944, in Glenvil, Neb.
Early in her career, she worked for the county extension in Cassopolis. Before she retired, she worked for Jessup Door Company and Round Oak Restaurant.
Jean is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Bob Jones; stepsister, Florence Kraft; and stepbrother, Dean Leich.
She is survived by two sons, Patrick (Pam) Spivey, of Eau Claire, and John (Sue) Spivey ,of Hartford; daughter, Susan (Dave) Davis, of Dowagiac; five grandchildren, Joe (Tammi) Spivey, of Dowagiac, Becky (Brian) Grabemeyer, of Dowagiac, Stacy (Jeff) Toy, of Decatur, Andy (Deanna) Spivey, of Howell, and Julie Spivey, of Harper, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.
In keeping with Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. She will be laid to rest by her husband at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens.
Jean was an avid reader, and memorial contributions may be made to Dowagiac District Library, 211 Commercial St., Dowagiac, MI 49047.
Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family on Brown Funeral Home’s website, www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com, or its Facebook page, www.FaceBook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home and Mission Hills Memorial Crematory.