Emma Alice Spence Passed December 27, 2020 at Rhoades Hall, OSU Medical Center after a brief illness. Born May 05, 1932 to Wallace J. and Ruth Herd Skidmore of Rushsylvania, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by spouses Robert C. Schrader and Arven L. Spence; daughter – Carol Sumney; daughter-in-law Arica Schrader; sisters – Hannah (Don) Corwin; Lydia G. (Paul) O’Haran; Cora (Bob) Lowery; Judy (Maurice) Bell; brothers – Bill Skidmore (Doris Skidmore Thaxton) and Charles ‘Jiggs’ Skidmore; gret grandchildren – Elegance and Lincoln Sumney; William Schrader; Samantha Givens; and Brittany Givens.
She is survived by her children – Susan (Bob) Slagle of Millersburg, Ohio; Bob (Toni) Schrader and Herb Schrader, both of Rushsylvania, Ohio; Shirley (Fred) Hawkins of Elida, Ohio; Mike (Mary) Spence of Rushsylvania, Ohio; Eva (Gary) Adams of Lima, Ohio; Valeria (David) Givens of Ridgeway, Ohio; son-in-law – Mike Sumney of Lima; Ohio; sister-in-law – Jeanette Skidmore of Rushsylvania, Ohio; at least 21 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 15 great great granc
hilcren and a large extended family.
Emma graduated from Belle Ceneter School, went on to the Ohio State Beauty Academy, and eventually retired from Super Foods GMS.
Arrangements are being provided by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Hospice of Central OHio. The family would like to thank special caring friends which allowed her to live independently in her home. Their time and care is greatly appreciated.