Grace A. Spohr

January 07, 1927 - August 20, 2018

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Thursday, August 23, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Calvary United Methodist Church, 101 Cherry Street, Avilla, Indiana

Friday, August 24, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church, 101 Cherry Street, Avilla


Friday, August 24, 11:00 AM
Calvary United Methodist Church, 101 Cherry Street, Avilla


Grace A. Spohr, 91, of Avilla died Monday, August 20, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born January 7, 1927, in Fort Wayne to Emil and Mary (Frank) Graft.

On June 21, 1947, in Fort Wayne she married Stanley Eugene Spohr. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2013.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, the Susanna Circle, Farm Bureau, and a member for over 60 years of the Noble County Home Extension Club now known as Country Friends.

Grace was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was an active member of her church and clubs. She enjoyed judging Mini 4-H.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Richard Butler of Fleming Island, Florida, and Julia and Charles Wolfe of Zionsville; a daughter-in-law, Pamela Spohr of Kendallville; nine grandchildren, Stacy Fortman, Kelly Hart, Jonathon (Chantell) Spohr, Jodi Schlatter, Joseph (Rachelle) Spohr, Lindsey Spohr, Holly (Jeremy) Huckstep, Alexandra Butler, and Amelia Butler; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Harold of Silver Springs, Florida; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Fisher of Avilla; and a brother-in-law, Donald and Mary Jane Spohr of Fort Wayne.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Tom Spohr and Terry Spohr; a sister, Estella Fast; and two brothers, William Graft and Orville Graft.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 101 Cherry Street, Avilla with Pastor Shalimar Holderly officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Spohr, Jonathon Spohr, Tom Fortman, Tom Spohr, Jeremy Huckstep, and Jack Fortman.

Calling is Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to Calvary United Methodist Missions or to Noble County 4-H.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jackie S
August 31st, 2018 11:44am

Julie and Lori sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a great lady

Mr. and Mrs. Alan A. Bloom and Family
August 27th, 2018 2:08pm
Forest, Virginia

Our sincere condolences to the entire family,Especially to our dear friends the Butler's on the death of Lori's Mother. We are thinking of you at this time.

Jason Fast
August 27th, 2018 2:19am
Durango, CO

Your love will not fade away, and you spirit will always be with us!

Leah Graft
August 25th, 2018 9:33pm
Westminster, CO

Great Aunt Grace was a wonderful and caring woman. We loved going to visit Grace and Stan on their farm when we visited Indiana growing up. I will always remember the special times my family and I had with her and Stan. She was a gracious soul and she will be missed.

Frances Harold
August 23rd, 2018 3:00am
United States

Love and Miss you Grace

Tiffany Battrick & Family
August 22nd, 2018 3:47pm

So sorry for your loss Granny was an amazing lady!

Norman (Bill) Graft
August 21st, 2018 11:07pm
Salt Lake City Utah

As fine and pleasant lady as you would ever expect to meet.She was always interested in in your condition,wherebouts and the goings on in your life.She was a favorite aunt.I always enjoyed her company and that of her husband Stan..I worked some on their farm and learned a bit about the farm life.She was a valuable member of our large extended family and her gentle nature will be missed