Trixie J. Spooner, of Battle Creek

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, December 24, 2020

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Trixie J. Spooner, 73, of Battle Creek, passed away on Dec. 23, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family. 

She was born on June 11, 1947, in Cassopolis, the daughter of James and Maud (Dohm) Tharp.  Trixie graduated in 1965 from Cassopolis High School, and then received her bachelor’s degree in education from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.

Trixie J. Spooner

She came to Battle Creek in 1978 from Cassopolis. Trixie worked for H & R Block as a tax preparer for 12 years, then as a homemaker raising her children.

She was a member of a hot air balloon chase crew. Trixie enjoyed reading, sewing, doing puzzles, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, JoAnne Tharp.

Trixie was united in marriage on Aug. 9, 1969, to Donald Spooner. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Heather Wenger, Donn (Maggie) Spooner, Saybra (John) Spooner, all of Battle Creek, Dawn (Jeff) Spooner, of Palm Coast, Florida; brother, Roger A. Tharp; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home & Cremation Services.  A private memorial service will take place.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Condolences and memories may be left for the family at