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Virginia Rose Spears

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Virginia Rose Spears, 67, of Advance was born Jan. 20, 1939, at Dudley, daughter of the late Thurman and Minnie Mossman O'Neal, and died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at her home.

She was a homemaker and the president of the Advance Eagles Auxiliary. She and James "Bud" Spears were united in marriage on June 25, 1957, at Bloomfield, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 2005.

Survivors include one son, Keith Spears of Advance; three daughters, Karen LeGrand of Oran, Kim Buehler of Advance and Katrina Sutton of Chaffee; three brothers, Freeman O'Neal of Wappapello, Gene O'Neal of Puxico and Russel O'Neal of Dudley; three sisters, Lois Caldwell of Puxico, Loreda Jansen of Dexter, and Helen Voss of Maplewood; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Bolin and Fernie Julius.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006, at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance with Rev. Eric Shrum officiating.

Interment followed in Morgan Memorial Park in Advance.

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