Winnie I. Spickelmier, the daughter of the late John Osmer and Janetta Irene Hargraves Kennedy, was born in Holcomb on Aug. 16, 1918, and died at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on Feb. 27, 2009, at the age of 90.
Mrs. Spickelmier had lived her life in Southeast Missouri. She retired after spending many years working at Elders Manufacturing, Rowe Furniture and in sales. She was a member of the Second General Baptist Church. She most enjoyed her involvement with her church, hand crafts, gardening, reading and time with her family.
On Nov. 20, 1937, she was married to Norman Louis Spickelmier in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death in June 1963
Surviving are three daughters, Gwen Snider of Dexter, Faye and Fred Reinhold of Poplar Bluff, and Ramona and Patrick Shaw of Cuba; two brothers, Ardell Kennedy of Poplar Bluff and Wincel Kennedy of Dallas, Texas; one sister, JoAnn Weathrly of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers: Kenneth, James, Dwain and Denzel Kennedy; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah Snider.
Visitation was held on Monday, March 2, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Josh Carpenter of Dexter officiating.
Interment followed in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.