Delbert Spencer

CHESTER — Delbert “Vance” Spencer, 80, of Chester, died peacefully on Aug. 22, 2013, at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center in Middleport.

Vance was born on January 2, 1933, to Henry and Edna Mae Spencer. He was one of nine children and lived his entire life in Meigs County. He will be fondly remembered eating a McDonald’s cheeseburger while visiting with family and friends. He loved crossword puzzles and crocheting. He spent his final years greeting residents and staff while cruising around the halls of Overbrook in his wheelchair. He will be missed by his family, friends, and nieces and nephews who he loved to “boss” around in their younger days. But most especially he’ll be missed by those living and working at Overbrook.

He is survived by his brother Dayton (Sarah) Spencer of Chester, his sister Mary Spencer DeGroot of Fountain, Colorado, and his sister-in-law Gladys Wright Spencer. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Vance was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Eris Spencer (7 years old), Martha Spencer (infant), and Avis Spencer Bing, his brothers David Spencer (infant), Elson “Bud” Spencer, and Waid Spencer.

Visiting hours will be observed on Monday, August 26th from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, 590 E. Main Street, Pomeroy.

Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 1:00 pm also at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Chester Cemetery, Chester, Ohio. A reception will follow the graveside service at the Bashan Volunteer Fire Department, 33478 Bashan Road, Long Bottom, Ohio.

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