Lucille Dorothy Spoon

January 18, 1927 ‒ October 21, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

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BELLVILLE: The constant smile on Lucille Spoon’s face wasn’t because she had a perfect life; it was reflective of the joy in heart, her appreciation of blessings in her life, and the unmerited grace she enjoyed in the Lord. For decades she served as greeter with her church family, welcoming worshipers with a grin that only the Savior could inspire.

Lucille passed away peacefully Saturday morning October 21, 2017 in her daughter’s rural Mansfield home. She was 90.

Born Lucille Dorothy Stogner, January 18, 1927 at Sandy Hook, Mississippi to John F. and Emma S. Stogner, she had been an area resident since 1948.

Remembered as a regal woman of dignity, she was a 62-year member of Pleasant Grove Community Church. Lucille had worked as assistant head cashier with the former Frank’s Super Valu Foods in Lexington, and enjoyed gardening: large vegetable gardens in years past, and more recently flowers. An avid reader, Lucille enjoyed mysteries and Christian fiction, working crossword puzzles and cherished time with her family.

Surviving are her sons James Spoon of Bellville and Charles (Delinda) Spoon of Fredericktown; her daughter Linda (Dan) Wittmer of Mansfield; grandchildren James (Brandy) Spoon, Cari (Matt Smith) Spoon, Brian (Randi) Spoon, Jason (Meredith) Spoon, Danny (Melissa) Wittmer, Luke (Brittany) Wittmer and Jacob Wittmer;  great grandchildren Taylor, Kagan, Dallas and Charlie Smith, Landon and Gavin Spoon, Nicholas, Elliott and Molly Lucille Spoon, Alexis Diehl, Olivia and Gabriel Wittmer; and Addelynn, Lucas and Lane Wittmer.

She was preceded in death by her husband Paul James Spoon; and 11 brothers and sisters.

The Spoon family will receive friends Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Grove Community Church, 5471 State Route 546, Bellville. Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington.

Contributions in her memory to Pleasant Grove Community Church or Jefferson Township-Bellville Fire Department may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Your Mom Lucille was the most gentle woman we knew and had a great kind heart. She was the best greeter at church and the best hugger anyone could ever know. We were blessed to have known her, she will be missed. Our heart goes out to you and your families during your time of sorrow

    Ron & Ellen Walker

  • Jim, Chuck and Linda. Thoughts and prayers for each of you and your families. I have many great memories of your mom from church. May you feel God’s peace and comfort during this time

  • Dear Linda and Danny And family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. I know the pain of losing your Mom. May God put his loving arms around you and comfort you. Prayers and God bless you all.

  • Dear Spoon Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)

  • To all of our friends in the Spoon and Wittmer families:
    Please accept our sincere condolences with the passing of your loved one. You are held in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To our friends in the Spoon and Wittmer families:
    Please accept our deepest sympathy with the passing of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Her Children shall rise up and call her Blessed….
    May GOD hold you in the palm of His Hand and give you peace…..Amen

  • Jim, Chuck and Linda,

    I just learned of your mom’s passing and I am so sorry. My memories of her from 1973-1975 are priceless of our days at Frank’s Super-Value. She was a classy and graceful lady and enjoyed talking to her when I saw her walking around in town.

    I lost my dad 7 months ago and I know the pain. I miss him everyday. Memories can’t be taken from us and it is the fuel to replenish the aching heart.

    God Bless all of you…