Ida “Nell” (Timmons) Spencer, 76-year-old longtime Seminole resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Ida “Nell” (Timmons) Spencer, 76-year-old longtime Seminole resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Fittstown, Oklahoma, to Lloyd James Timmons and Minnie Ruth (Cobble) Timmons.
Nell grew up in Seminole, graduating from Seminole High School in 1960. She worked at Big Yank Clothing Factory in Wewoka, Oklahoma, for several years where she met Sidney Gene “Sid” Spencer Sr. They married June 26, 1975, in Ada, Oklahoma.
Nell later worked as a sales representative for Tayloe Paper Company of Tulsa. Nell and her husband Sid bought the historic Masonic building on east Broadway in Seminole where they owned and operated “Spencer’s Thrift Shop” for many years and opened a restaurant, “The Country Cottage,” on the second floor of the building where they would host several events.
Nell loved flowers, antiques and most of all loved her family.
Nell leaves to cherish her many memories her husband of 44 years, Sidney Gene “Sid” Spencer Sr. of the home; three sons, Terry Edgell and his wife Carol of Seminole, Oklahoma, Randy Edgell of Seminole, Oklahoma, Mark Wayne “Welby” Spencer of Rowlett, Texas; two daughters, Stacey Bizzell and her husband John of McLoud, Oklahoma, Kimberly DeAnn Spencer of Bixby, Oklahoma; one brother, Phil Timmons of Arlington, Texas; one sister, Latricia Houck of Seminole, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren, Corrie Caudle, Harlan Edgell, Josie Soots, Kendra Edgell, Jenifer Lankford, Justin Lankford, Chad Ritter, Casey Maa, Colton Demoss, Caitlyn Spencer, Megan Woodfork, Cydnē Spencer, Taylor Spencer, Austin Bizzell; nine great-grandchildren, Rhyella Stanfill, Kolby Quinalty, Caden Madden, Logan Demoss, Cade Demoss, Aleia Padgett, Steven Ritter, Christina Woodfork, Addie Ritter Martin; and a host of other family and dear friends.
Nell was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Minnie Timmons, by one son Sidney Gene Spencer Jr., who died in 1996, by one grandson Chris Ritter, by two brothers Bobby and his wife Lucille Timmons, Gerald and his wife Judy Timmons, by one sister-in-law Janice Timmons, by two sisters Joyce and her husband Charley Lackey, Christine and her husband Harold Easley, and by one brother-in-law Raymond Houck.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with pastors James Jackson and Jeff Nance officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole on Hwy. 99.
Serving as casket bearers are: Terry Edgell, Randy Edgell, Mark Spencer, Harlan Edgell, Ricky Timmons and Greg Densmore. Honorary casket bearers are Ronnie Timmons, Wayne Timmons and Phil Timmons.
Funeral services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.