Margaret R. (Neal) Spence

| March 5, 2019

Margaret Rosalie Spence (Neal) formerly of Oil City, joined the Lord Jesus Christ and gained her heavenly wings Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the age of 87.

Margaret was born May 4, 1931, to William & Margaret Neal in Oil City, PA.

She married Dean Melvin Spence on June 13, 1947, in Pleasantville, PA.

They lived in Oil City, PA., where they raised three children Peggy Sutter, Dean Spence, and Rebecca Snow.

Dean and Margaret served their community with Dean acting as Venango County Deputy Sheriff and Oil City Fireman and Margaret being appointed as Venango County Treasurer by Governor Richard Thornburgh in 1982 and winning the general election for Venango County Treasurer in November of 1983. Margaret retired on Feb. 3, 2002, after holding the post for 20 years. She was an avid supporter of the Republican Party throughout her life. She spent the last years of her life living with her children in Texas and Oklahoma.

Margaret dedicated her life to Christ, her family, and her community. She was a loving mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was deeply loved and will be forever missed.

Margaret is survived by her children Peggy Ann Sutter and husband John of Flower Mound, TX, Dean Russell Spence and wife Cherie of Gainesville, TX, and Rebecca Jane Snow and husband Stephen of Shawnee, OK. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Duane Packard and wife Tracy, Gary Spence and wife Michelle, Russell Spence and wife Leslie, Alan Snow and Wife Elizabeth, Erin Snow, and Stacey Corneil and husband Ty, and her great-grandchildren Justin Packard, Megan Stone and husband Michael, Dakota Spence, Cameron Spence, Matthew Spence, Reed Mosley, Dylan Mosley, Aylen Mosley, Dean Spence II, Jeffrey Spence, Alivia Snow, Parker Snow, Matthew Lofton, Stephen Lofton, Madison Corneil and Hadleigh Corneil.

She is also survived by her great-great-grandchildren Brynleigh stone and Brantley Stone, one brother-in-law, four sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Dean Melvin Spence, her parents William Neal and Margaret Burris Neal, her grandfather John Neal, her grandmother Josie Neal, her sisters Dillie Knight, Robbie, Lillie Langford, Sewilla Roberts and her brother Lester Neal and her grandson Dean Snow.

There will be a graveside service in the Chapel at Grove Hill Cemetery on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite charity.


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