Marcella "Marcie" Spencer, 92

Marcella "Marcie" Marie Shelton Spencer, 92, of Shell Lake, Wisc., formerly of Wabash, died at 1 a.m. Central Time, Monday, March 30, 2015, at the home of her daughter. 

She was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Landess,  to Artie Franklin and Myrtle Marie (Watson) Welch.

Marcie was a 1940 graduate of Andrews High School, Andrews.  She married Douglass A. Spencer in Clearwater, Fla., on Feb. 17, 1998; he died Oct. 31, 1998.  She retired from Wabash Magnetics, Inc. in 1990 after 29 years, where she was Personnel Secretary and Office Receptionist.  She was a long time resident of Indiana, but upon retirement she lived in Florida for six years, to be near her son Terry and his family.  She returned to Wabash, and in 2009 moved to Shell Lake, Wis., to be near her daughter Roxie and her son-in-law. 

Marcie loved dancing, singing, and was very gifted at the piano.  She loved people and had many friends throughout her lifetime.  Marcie was a worship leader and member of the Roann Evangelical Church in Roann, Indiana.  She took an active part in the Global Harvest Evangelistic Team.  While in Florida she was a member of the Nazarene Church in Lakeland, and attended the Friends Church while in Wabash.  She was currently attending the Spooner Wesleyan Church.  Marcie won a national award for the "Friendliest Voice in Corporate America" in 1989.  She loved animals and had several pets throughout the years, the most dear to her was her Quaker Parrot, "Billie".  

She is survived by her daughter, Roxie (Dale) Spaulding of Shell Lake; four stepchildren, Brian D. Spencer of Hoagland,  Rick Spencer of New Haven,  and Marla (Robert Packer) Spencer, of Fort Wayne, and Lori Spencer of Largo, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Kim Shelton of Winter Haven, Fla.; sister-in-law, JoAnn Blood of Marion; nephew, Jeffrey Welch of McAllen, Texas; cousin, Ray (Wilda) Welch of Upland; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Terry Richard Shelton, 1 brother A. Franklin Welch, 1 sister Marguerite Welch, and her niece Jackie Sue Michel.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, April 3, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Alan Tripp officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Etna Cemetery, Mt. Etna.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.  There will be a memorial service at the Spooner Wesleyan Church at a later date.

Preferred memorial is Regional Hospice 819 Ash Street, Spooner, Wisconsin, 54801.

The memorial guest book for Marcie may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Apr 01