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April 12, 2013

Jennie H. Spence

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GOODYEAR LAKE — Jennie H. Spence, 94, of Goodyear Lake, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Stamford.

She was born Jan. 26, 1919, in Sharon Springs, the daughter of the late Andrew Himes Sr. and Goldie (Graham) Himes.

Jennie graduated from Oneonta High School.

On Aug. 12, 1943, Jennie married James A. Spence Sr. James predeceased her on July 18, 1986.

During the war, Jennie worked at the Mica Plant in Oneonta. She then was a maid at the Oneonta Hotel and later worked at Sears at the catalog desk until her retirement.

She made her home at Goodyear Lake since 1945.

She was a very loving mother and loved the time spent with her children, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.

Jennie was a member of the Home Bureau.

Jennie is survived by her two children, Jayne Spence of Goodyear Lake and James A. Spence Jr. and his wife, Beth of Goodyear Lake; two grandchildren, Jana Page and her husband, Mike of Portlandville and Rick Spence of Goodyear Lake; four great-grandchildren, Alex, Abby, Michael and Keagan; three sisters, Catherine Newell of Norwich, Edith Catella of Oneonta and Dorothy Himes of Sidney; sister-in-law, Beth Himes of Arizona; special niece, Judy Knapp of Milford; as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by four brothers, Andrew Himes Jr., Wilbur Himes, Richard Himes and Gerald Himes; four brothers-in-law, John Newell, Fred Catella, Bob Miller and Clifford Hoffman; sister-in-law, Bertha Himes; and a niece, Linda Catella.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, with the Rev. David Rockwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cooperstown Junction Cemetery, Cooperstown Junction.

Memorial donations in Jennie’s name may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern NY Chapter, The Meadows, Suite 2, 140 County Highway 33W, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or to Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 20 Elm St., Delhi, NY 13753.

To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.