Erin W. Spencer

April 21, 2012

Erin Whitney Spencer, 80, of Frankfort, IN passed away April 21, 2012 at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital.  She was born January 26, 1932 in Washington D.C. to Charles Henry and Bella (Bernard) Whitney.  She married William Harvey Spencer on April 6, 1952 in Lebanon, Indiana and he survives.  She started her professional career in Frankfort as a receptionist/bookkeeper/secretary for Dr. Frank Beardsley.  She served as Clerk of the Court here in Clinton County for 16 years and also served 4 years as the Clinton County Auditor.  Erin grew up in New Orleans, LA and had also lived in Memphis, TN, Kansas City, MO and Lebanon, IN before moving to Frankfort.  She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1949 and attended Purdue University.  Her memberships include the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church where she was a former elder and choir member, Frankfort Zonta Club, Tri Kappa, Tri Kappa Associates, Republican Women’s Club.  She was a former board member of the Frankfort Community Public Library, Camp Cullom, The Red Barn Summer Theatre, and Indiana State Clerks Association.

Visitation and Services

The Spencer family will receive friends from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Wesley Manor Lee Lounge, 1555 North Main Street, Frankfort, Indiana.  A memorial service celebrating Erin’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29th at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 West Clinton Street, Frankfort, where the family will also receive friends for an hour following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall.  Tom Jamison will officiate.  Family burial will take place in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort.  The family asks that Memorials in memory of Erin be made to the The Good Samaritan Fund at Wesley Manor or Clinton County Habitat for Humanity.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband Bill is a son:  Eric Whitney (Colleen) Spencer of Frankfort;  a brother:  Charles H. Whitney Jr. of Rockport, TX;  4 Grandchildren:  Amy (John) Rockhold, Samuel (Angie) Rakowski, Raincloud Moon, and Jamaica Moon;  and 9 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

Her daughter:  Lisa Spencer Moon who passed away on June 12, 2006.  


8 Condolences for “Erin W. Spencer”

  1. Susan Foresman April 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Eric & Colleen,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom!


  2. David Draper April 24, 2012 at 6:05 am

    I have wonderful memories of Erin and have carried them with me since childhood.

  3. Tana April 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I have always remembered Erin as being a very kind, sweet woman! Erin perfomed my marriage ceremony when I was 17 years old and she was so kind and soft spoken and made me feel at ease during one of the most nervous days of my life! I pray that God puts his loving hands around all of her family and give comfort during this time.

  4. Carol A. Griffith April 25, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Erin was a certainly a loyal, kind, caring, loving, outgoing women. Her conversations and interactions with people was to be admired, usually very intersting, enjoyable, & often quite witty. Her radiant smile could light up a room, and her unusual cute “infectious” laugh could be VERY contagious! Erin was frequently the life of the party at our various family get togethers.

    Erin will certainly be missed by our family, her numerous friends, as well as many former business associates.

    Erin was such a wonderful blessing to our family!
    Carol Ann (Straesser) Griffith – cousin

  5. Ron Rudd April 25, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Sad to hear about the passing of your mother. You guys are in our prayers.

  6. A. Jackson April 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Truly sorry for your loss. May it help you to know that the hearts of others are deeply touched by your loss. Even though our hearts ache, we can find comfort in the God of all comfort whose is near to us with a broken heart.
    ( Psalms 34:18)

  7. Betty Reed April 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I was sad to read of Erin’s passing. I always enjoyed her coming in the dining room. Always had a smile and something kind to say. She will be missed.

  8. Brad & Sue Stockberger May 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    So sorry to hear of Erin’s passing. We always enjoyed her and Bill when they lived by us. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for all the family

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