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Harold Spence,

October 18, 1925 — January 17, 2017

Eureka-Harold A. Spence, Jr., 91 of Eureka, IL passed away at 9:20 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

He was born on October 18, 1925 in Steubenville, OH the son of Harold and Esther Maddy Spence. He married Jaclyn Lou Baughman on September 23, 1950 in Columbus, OH. She passed away on October 2, 2016.

Surviving are his children, Harold A. (Linda) Spence, III of Eureka, IL; Beth (David) Brush of Goodfield, IL; Jeffrey (Melanie) Spence of Phoenix, AZ; Molly Spence-Hawk of Cissna Park, IL; one sister, Marian Moore of Florida; ten grandchildren, and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ray and Bill Spence.

Harold worked at a steel mill in Steubenville, OH. He then worked for Greenbelt Fertilizer in Urbana, OH; as an extension agent for Loraine County, OH; and later for Occidental Petroleum Chemical in Springfield, OH. He then went on to work for John Blue in Clinton, IL before retiring as a salesman for DMI, Inc. in Goodfield, IL.

Harold was of the United Methodist faith, was a lay speaker, taught Sunday school, and served on many ministry teams. He was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of cremains will be in Olio Township Cemetery at a later date. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Eureka United Methodist Church or World Partners PO Box 9333 Fort Wayne, IN 46899. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorial Visitation

JAN 21. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

Memorial Service

JAN 21. 11:00 AM (CST)

Eureka United Methodist Church
Eureka, IL

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