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Erma M. Spencer, 102, of Clinton, IL, passed away at 10:47 A.M. May 27, 2018 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
 
Private graveside services will be Friday, June 1, 2018 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL with Thomas Stout officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Friday, June 1, 2018 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. 
 
Erma was born October 9, 1915, in Peoria, IL the daughter of Elmer Ellsworth and Jessie Pearl (Houper) Welch.
 
Survivors include her daughter: Patricia C. Rosenberger, Clinton, IL; step-son, John Floyd (Bonnie) Spencer, Spring, TX and his 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson; 2 grandchildren: Diana (David) Massey, Clinton, IL and Wesley S. (Terri L.) Rosenberger, Heyworth, IL; 4 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son, Russell Dean Rice; 1 step-great-grandson; 3 brothers and 1 sister.
 
Erma worked in various restaurants in Clinton and at Crestview Nursing Home. She won the 2 Step Dancing in the Talent Competition of the Miss Senior Illinois Pageant in August 1994. Erma loved to sing, cook, and sew and was a member of the Sewing Grandmothers.

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