Emma Louise Spanner, 90, of Bellaire, OH died Friday, May 4, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born April 23, 1928 in Lansing, OH, a daughter of the late Thomas Rice and Mary Novy Saxon.
Emma was a retired Gift Shop Manager at Peterson Hospital, a member of St. John Catholic Church. She was very active in all St. John Church activities, all Bellaire St. John’s sports and school functions
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Martin F. Spanner in 1968; her step- father, John Saxon; a sister, Mary Blozy; two brothers, Louis Rice and John Saxon; a grandson, Flynt Edward Wilson.
Surviving are her children, Mary Jo (Richard) Midei of Rayland, OH, Janice L. (Mark) Wilson of Colerain, OH, Marta L. (Gary) Butkus-Misenhelder of Shadyside, OH, Martin A. (Paula) Spanner of Bethel Park, PA, Judith M. (Douglas) Frizzi of Shadyside and James T. (Andrea) Spanner of Marietta, OH; grandchildren, Jeremy Midei, Jamie Wilson-Kovalski, Matthew Z. Wilson, Lauren Florence, Jennifer Butkus, Martin P., Benjamin, Natalie and Daniel Spanner, Dylan and Zachary Frizzi, Lindsey, Corey and Haley Spanner; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-8 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH with a Vigil Service at 7:45 pm
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12 pm at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire, OH.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church by going to “TMCFunding.com”
Share your thoughts and memories of Emma with her family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com
So sorry about your Grandmother’s passing. Grandmother’s are so important and wonderful to have in your life. Blessings to you and all of your family.
Marty so sorry for your loss.Your mom was a wonderful person.Prayers to you all.
Judy, Mary Jo, Marta
I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of your family at this difficult time. Your mom was a beautiful lady.
Prayers and hugs.
Judy Frizzi I was so sorry to hear of your mom passing! Thoughts & prayers for you & your family! Love, Judi McGarry
Dear Janice and Judy, as well as other children……Please accept my condolences in the greatest loss of all, your mamma. I did not know her but in knowing you and how wonderful you gals turned out, she had to be a fabulous lady. Prayers to all.
Emma was like another mother to me but, most of all, she was my friend for 30 yrs. She was an excellent baker and many of my favorite recipes are from her. She was fun and had a great sense of humor. She taught me many things in those 30 yrs and I will miss her so much.