Florence Hazle Spelts, 84, of Linton, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2005 at her residence in Linton.
Born March 8, 1921 in Clay City, she was the daughter of Benjamin America and Pheobe (Skeling) Everwine.
She worked at Tyree's Bus Stop in Linton as a waitress and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Glenburn United Methodist Church in Linton, the Salvation Army Home League where she worked as a recording secretary and had perfect attendance for 21 years, was Past District Deputy for the Frances Rebekah Lodge of Hymera, Past Noble Grand for the Dorcas Club in Hymera, had 10,000 hours as a pink lady at Greene County General Hospital, and was a lover of animals, puzzles and crafts.
Survivors include: a daughter Wanda Kaye Eslinger of Linton; a granddaughter Dusti and her husband Bill Jeffries of Crane; a great-grandson, Gerald (Loretta Eaglin) Erle of Lyons; two step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two cousins; and close friends Perry and Vivian Wilson of Washington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Earl "Peanut" Spelts, April 27, 1987; a son, Gerald Spelts, Sr.; four brothers, John, Freddie, Roy, and Henry Everwine; three sisters, Alice, Rosie, and Lizzie; a grandson, Gerald Spelts, Jr.; and her parents.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with Pastor Max Slough officiating. Burial will follow at Sandborn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, and after 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The Hymera Rebekah Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.