Viola "Aline" Spence
, age 78, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Missouri. She was born February 23, 1939, in Patton, Missouri, the daughter of the late Lena Irene (nee Smith) and Jesse James Myers.
She is survived by her husband, Tom D. Spence Jr., first cousins Clyde and Hilda Spurgin of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Richard and Loann Cook of Maryville, Tennessee; brother- and sister-in-law Jean and Hollis Kratz; nephew Ethan (Jennifer) Kratz, great-niece and "“nephew Katelynn Elizabeth Kratz and Cameron Kratz; and numerous second cousins and friends.
She was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church in Bloomsdale, Missouri, and was a secretary for CES Trucking and Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City.
Visitation from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, then after 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 20, at Lebanon Baptist Church, until the time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M., officiated by Bro. Francis Roberts, Pastor. Interment in Lebanon Baptist Cemetery in Bloomsdale. Memorials in Aline's name are preferred to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or to the Lebanon Baptist Church Building Fund.