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Kathleen Spring Villisca

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 9:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 9:22 a.m. CDT

Kathleen “Kay” Spring, 93, of Villisca, formerly of Nodaway, died Nov. 7, 2013, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

A Funeral Mass was held 10 a.m. today, Nov. 12, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Villisca. Wolfe Funeral Home, Villisca, was in charge of the arrangements.

Kay Delores Spring, daughter of Ella (Oenbring) and Lawrence Roeder, was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Union County near Creston.

Kay graduated from Arispe High School in 1938.

Kay worked as a nurses aide during World War II.

On Dec. 20,1943, Kay married Russell Allison.

They farmed in the Corning area and later moved to a farm near Orient.

Russell died in February 1960 from cancer.

On Dec. 29,1962, Kay married Raymond Spring in Nodaway.

Kay and Raymond ran the locker and grocery store in Nodaway, and they also owned Kay’s Upholstery. She worked as the Nodaway town clerk for 24 years.

Kay helped with Friday evening bingo at Nodaway Community Center. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Kay is survived by her sister Ann (Jack) Hawks of Mount Pleasan, brother Jim (Dorothy) Roeder of Creston, “adopted son” Jimmy Else, nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her first husband, Kay was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tom and husband Raymond.

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