Cloa Lavern Williams Spurgin was born December 29, 1925 in Eminence, MO, to Clint and Marie (Fry) Williams and entered into heaven at age 83, on March 3, 2009.

Cloa is preceded in death by her parents, Clint and Marie Williams; her husband, Dewey Spurgin; infant daughter, Dawna Sue; oldest son, Bill Spurgin; daughter-in-law, Cathy (Mahan) Spurgin; and brothers, Daniel and Walter Williams.

She is survived by Robert Thom, dating companion of 15 years, with whom she experienced many traveling adventures; her son, John (Becky) Spurgin of Park Hills; daughters, Shareen (Marlin) Knight of Eminence, and Tommye LaGrand of Eminence; grandchildren, Armand (Donna) Spurgin of Eminence, Justin Spurgin of Eminence, Julie (Todd) Crabdree of Farmington, Sarah (Casey) Thurman of Park Hills, Chris Spurgin of Park Hills, and Lucas LaGrand of Eminence; great-grandchildren, Joe and Matt Bailey of Eminence. Her true joy and lights of her life, Wyatt and Kadyn Spurgin of Eminence, and Baby Chase Crabdree of Farmington, Sister Dawna (the late Wilson) Spurgin of Eminence, countless nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Cloa's childhood was spent moving frequently due to her father's employment. Their family always attended school and church in each town where they lived. On June 3, 1942, Cloa married Dewey Doyle Spurgin. They resided in the Eminence area until World War II called Dewey to service. During his training, Cloa accompanied him to Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked in a busy, large café and Cloa, never meeting a stranger, made many new friends. They returned to Eminence following WWII. In 1949, the couple moved to Monument, Oregon, where the first of their four children, Bill, was born. The couple moved back to the Munsell community in 1950, where their remaining children were born; Shareen, Dawna Sue and John. Several years later, Tommye LaGrand joined Cloa and Dewey's family.

Cloa was a devoted mother, wife, sister and friend. She was a very active member in all aspects of the Eminence First Baptist Church, including teaching Sunday School for 40 years. She enjoyed decorating her home, shopping, reading, cooking and gardening. Her door and table were always open to her many friends. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2009 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Rev. Sam Upton officiating. Interment was in Munsell Chapel Cemetery in Eminence, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence, MO.

Shannon County Obituaries Index