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