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Anita Spicer, 90, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Westville, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Mustang Creek Estates in Texas.
She was born Oct. 24, 1925, in Danville, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Fuenta) Perez.
Anita married Donald E. Spicer on July 16, 1951, in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2006.
Surviving are her son, Robert (Janice) Chiaffredo of Gainesville, Ga.; daughters, Paula See of Naples, Fla., and Donna (Jeff) Ratkowski of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Tony (Mary) Chiaffredo and Paul (Elizabeth) Chiaffredo of Sandy Springs, Ga., Lisa Koonce of Bolingbrook, Angela (Stephen) Gadlage of Rochester Hills, Mich., Ryan (Rebecca) Ratkowski of Plano, Texas, and Kristina (Darren) Havemann of Spring, Texas; great-grandchildren, Allison and Dominic Gadlage, Joseph and Leila Chiaffredo, Robert and Vincent Chiaffredo, Luke, Tucker and Zoey Ratkowski, and Katelyn and Dylan Havemann; as well as many other relatives, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, and brother, Joseph (Bernice) Perez, Jr.
Anita worked in the cafeteria at Westville Schools for 22 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Westville, the Altar and Rosary Society, and The American Legion Post 51 Women's Auxiliary. Anita liked to crochet, do various crafts, and was very creative. Above all Anita loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was an important part in all their lives and will be deeply missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 231 N State St, Westville. Fr. Timothy Sauppe will officiate. She will be laid to rest in Georgetown Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville. Rosary will be held prior to visitation Friday starting at 3:30 p.m.
Memorials in Anita's name can be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westville American Legion Post 51 Women's Auxiliary, or the Alzheimer's Association. Please join her family in sharing memories on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 28, 2016
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