Melva L., (Johnson) Spicer

Died: Thu., Jul. 8, 2021


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 14, 2021
Location: Wiltsie Community Church


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Melva L. Spicer, 83, of Gouldtown, passed away on Thursday, July 8, following a recent illness. Melva was born May 4, 1938, in Lottsville, PA, the daughter of the late Melvin and Eva Carter Johnson. Melva was a lifelong area resident and a 1956 graduate of the Youngsville High School. She worked for Curtis Oil for more than thirty years, retiring from there and then worked for Northwest Savings Bank as a receptionist, retiring at the age of 81. She was a member of the Wiltsie Community Church. Melva was a very outgoing and friendly woman and was always helpful to others. Melva appreciated all that life had to give. Family was her life. Melva loved her family, and her family loved, and adored her. She loved nothing better than getting together with the people she loved for family card nights, picnics, or just chatting over coffee morning, noon, or night. She was a masterful host and loved to dote on everyone. Sunday drives, Sunflowers and camping brought joy to her life. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching the birds. Especially the Orioles, and the Tree swallows she nicknamed George and Hellen. She spent hours watching the short fat hummingbird Chevy and her affectionately named “Stumpy”. It didn’t matter as long as the people she loved were there. People who know her always spoke of her kindness, grace, compassion. She had an infectious smile that made anyone’s day better. She loved good food, especially chocolate. But the thing she loved to do most was cuddling on the couch with her Husband. Melva is survived by her husband, Francis M. Spicer, whom she married on June 26, 2013; her children, David Luther and wife Beth, Norfolk VA, Diane Luther, Ocala, FL, Rebecca Stanley and husband Shane, Gouldtown, PA, Bethany Hoppie and husband Tyson, Arlington, VA, Ben Spicer, Lebanon, TN, and Randal Spicer and wife Brenda, Gouldtown, PA; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Johnson. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Wiltsie Community Church, 2981 Swede Hill Rd, Russell, PA 16345 A memorial service will for Melva will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 14, with luncheon to follow at the Wiltsie Community Church, 2981 Swede Hill Rd, Russell, PA 16345, with Rev. Todd Venmon, and Rev. Carly Moore, co-officiating.

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Don Martin
   Posted Wed July 14, 2021
We offer our sincere sympathy to the family of Melva Spicer. Melva was a kind and gracious person who will not be soon forgotten. May God's comforting hand be upon you at this time of great sorrow.

Love,
Don & Diane Martin

Kim Sherer and family
   Posted Wed July 14, 2021
We send our condolences for the Spicer and Luther families. Melva's smile seemed to be always on her face and she loved her Chevy and his family.

Marcy Peterson
   Posted Wed July 14, 2021
To David, Diane & Spicer family,
I could always count on a smile from Melva who always made you feel good after a visit with her. She lit up a room. What a most wonderful, kind, beautiful lady. Both inside & out. She will be missed by so many.

/William F Morgan and Margaret R Morgan
   Posted Thu July 15, 2021
I was very sorry to hear the bad news about Melva. I was a high school classmate of hers and always have thought of her as such a warm, cheerful and friendly person. Even though I had not seen her much in recent years, I'll miss seeing her with her amazing smile. Bill Morgan

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