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Earl W. Spory

April 20, 1918 ~ May 20, 2014 (age 96)


   Mr. Earl Spory, 96, of Quincy, died at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday (May 20, 2014) in his home.

   Born April 20, 1918 in Hancock County, Illinois, Earl was the son of William Louis and Johana Elizabeth Howe Spory. He was married to Erma Marie Hufendick who preceded him in death.

   Mr. Spory was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he enjoyed attending breakfast with "The King's Club".  An avid gardener, Earl was well known for Earl's Garden, from which he sold and donated his produce to many throughout the Quincy area.  Earl loved helping others and volunteered at the Salvation Army and Blessing Hospital where he drove people to and from their cars in the golf cart.

   Mr. Spory was employed at Johnson Seed Company in Taylor, Missouri for many years until his retirement.

   Survivors include a daughter, Ruth Penzkofer (Alan) of Odessa, FL; a son, Carl Spory (Norma) of Quincy; a daughter in law, Connie Spory of Quincy; two grandchildren, Melissa Claus (Walter) of North Aurora, IL and Adam Spory (Heather) of Quincy; six step grandchildren, Randy Roan (Laura) of Springfield, IL, Jeff Roan of Shawnee, KS, and Denise Penzkofer, Christine Penzkofer, Penny Penzkofer and Kenny Penzkofer all of Tampa, FL; seven great grandchildren including, Lily Claus; a sister, Helen Spory of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Spory was preceded in death by his parents; Spouses; a son, Glen W. Spory; a brother, Roger Spory; and two sisters, Lylah Bradbury and Hulda Spory.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. L. D. Grant.  Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the University of Illinois Community Garden or Calvary Baptist Church.

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