Helen Spencer

A private, graveside service was held July 22, 2020 at Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale for Helen M. (Hinrichsen) Spencer.

Mrs. Spencer, 94, died July 18 at the home of her granddaughter.

She was born May 20, 1926 in Chicago, the daughter of the late John T. and Helen Hinrichsen. She married Donald R. Spencer in 1947.

She graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville in 1946 where she met her husband. They lived in South Bend,  Indiana and St. Louis and while living there, they traveled regularly to the family farm in Rosedale, Illinois where she and her husband built their home. For many years she was a realtor in the Jerseyville area and was a member of the Rosedale Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and participated on the Church Council. Eventually, they move to Jerseyville where she was a member of the Jerseyville Kiwanis Club.

Surviving is her husband, Donald R. Spencer of Swansea, formerly of Jerseyville; her children; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the World Bird Sanctuary, 125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088 or online at worldbirdsanctuary.org.