Avanelle F. Gadd Spearman
February 13, 1930 ‒ September 13, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Avanelle F. Gadd Spearman, age 88, of Green Valley, walked for many years with the Lord and on this day, Thursday, September 13, 2018 entered the glory of Heaven hand in hand with the Lord. Avanelle was born February 13, 1930 in Mount Vernon to Echols A. and Mae L (Stull) Gadd and had most spent her lifetime in the Green Valley area and helped her husband Eldon on the family farm and their years of thoroughbred horse racing. She was a graduate of Fredericktown High School, and had served as a member of the Fredericktown School Board for 16 years. In their younger years, Avanelle and her sisters performed as a vocal group in the Fredericktown and Green Valley area. She was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church and for many years served as a lay witness at the Green Valley United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the Child Conservation League in Fredericktown and participated in bowling leagues and many bowling tournaments throughout the state.
Surviving are her husband Eldon W. Spearman whom she married January 2, 1949; her daughter Candy Laymon; granddaughters Laura (Brian) Frazier and Christin (Wesley) Garver; great grandchildren Makayla Frazier, Griffin Garver, Owen Garver and Sophia Garver; sisters Mary Braddock, Garnet Lee Cover, Betty Belle (John) Shaw and Carol (Alden) Coe; and brothers Wesley (Irene) Gadd and Shelton (Mary) Gadd. Avanelle was preceded in death by her daughter Shaunette Spearman, son-in-law Ronald Laymon, and brothers-in-law Dale Braddock and Howard Cover.
Friends may call Monday from 1pm to 3pm at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where a funeral service will follow at 3PM with Rev. Thom Fowler and Rev. Dr. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Green Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice through the funeral home.
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