Alice Speer, 94

Alice Mae Speer, 94, of Wabash, died at 4:53 a.m., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born July 10, 1923, in Jasper County, to Earl and Mable (Randall) Hendershot.

Alice attended Monon High School. She married Frank Speer in Clay County, Tenn. on June 5, 1967; he died April 24, 1983.

Alice worked 20 years at Bryan Manufacturing in Monticello, Indiana. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wolcott and the Ladies Missionary Society. She was a member and past president of the Carpenters Union Local 2818 in Monticello. Alice enjoyed watching the Indiana Pacers, gardening, embroidering, and working jigsaw puzzles. 

She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary (Hal) Job of Wabash; sister Betty Hadley of Monon; step-children Bonnie Goupil of Kentucky, Jerry Speer of Reynolds, and Larry (Barb) Speer of Florida; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, great-step-grandchildren, and great-great-step-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Gary Easterday, daughter, Shirley VanOrden, grandson Chris Dignan, sister Maxine Burns, brothers, Harry, Harold, George, and Earl Hendershot Jr., and step-children, Randy, Dwight, Charles, and Sandy Speer, and Madge Mullens, and great-step-grandson Terry Speer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Wolcott.  Burial will be in Palestine Cemetery.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Visiting Nurse and Hospice, Fort Wayne.

The memorial guest book for Alice may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 09