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Obituary for Mary Lou Spencer (Stevens)

81, of Deford died following a lengthy illness Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Covenant Medical Center Cooper Campus, Saginaw. She was born September 15, 1937 at home in Greenleaf Township to Floyd and Lora (Lewis) Stevens. She married Bernard Dale Spencer October 18, 1952 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City. He died June 12, 1991.

Mary Lou attended Cass City High School. She enjoyed time spent outdoors working in her flower and vegetable gardens. Mary Lou loved playing BINGO. She was known as a great cook. Mary Lou’s lemon merengue pie and boiled dinners were special dishes. She was fond of watching birds, orioles and cardinals were her favorite.

Mary Lou is survived by her children: Leo (Julie) Spencer of Caro; Jean (Elmer) Schulz of Deford; Cindy Donaghy of Sandusky; grandchildren: Rosemary (Dan) Wilkinson, Leo (Deb) Spencer Jr., Adam (Brooke) Spencer, Michael Spencer, Jeremy (Sarah) Schulz, Deirdre (John) Repinski, Chad (Jaimie) Donaghy; ten great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren; brother, Dale (Joyce) Stevens of Cass City; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Donald Donaghy; sisters: Evelyn (Mason) Spencer, June Szappon, Shirley (John) Periso.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City with Brad Speirs and Chuck Emmert of Duplain Church of Christ, St. Johns officiating. Interment is in Novesta Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Novesta Church of Christ. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019 in Novesta Church of Christ, Cass City
Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195