Janet Sue (Hinkle) Spencer, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, with family by her side in Cedar Rapids. A memorial service will be held in Kansas City, Kan., at a future date, with a family graveside service in Springfield, Mo. Entrusted with the arrangements is Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Janet was born July 24, 1936, to Ralph R. and Eunice (Guinn) Hinkle, in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from Rosedale High School in Kansas City, Kan., and St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Fla. Janet married Wayne D. Spencer in 1957 in Kansas City, Mo. They owned and operated farms in Spring Hill, Kan., and Hartville, Mo., until 1983. The family then moved to Clearwater, Fla., and she worked as an accountant until her retirement in 2001, when she returned to the Midwest to live in Cedar Rapids.
Janet was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was a loving caregiver to her entire family and always put them before herself.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed following the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals teams, and loved a good cup of coffee.
Janet is survived by her four children, Susan L. (Robert) Hurlburt of Lakeland, Fla., Peggy L. (Michael) Emery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Stacy G. Spencer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mark Ryan Spencer (A.J.) of Marion, Iowa; her grandchildren, Matthew R. Bruner, Mitchell R. Bruner, Christopher A. Emery, Julia M. Emery, Erin L. Emery, Aaliyah N. Beeson, Mia B. Owen, Allie B. Owen and Bowen R. Spencer; a great-grandson, Luke R. Bruner; her brothers, Ralph James (Kathryn) Hinkle of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Richard L. (Kathy) Hinkle of Kansas City, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Judy Hinkle of Wellsville, Kan.; and six nieces and one nephew, who all called her Aunt Sis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Jack E. Hinkle; and an infant sister, Donna Lou Hinkle.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration Research Fund (30519005) through the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA 52244-4550. Please note in memory of Janet Spencer somewhere on the check or form. Credit card gifts are accepted by calling toll-free (800)-648-6973, ask for gift accounting, or by visiting the University of Iowa Center for Advancement website at https://donate.givetoiowa.org/s/1773/foundation/interior.aspx?sid=1773&gid=2&pgid=433&cid=1103.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.