Mary Spiker, 82

Mary Spiker, 82, of Franklin Twp. passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at West Penn Hospital following a brief illness.

Born May 24, 1935 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ethel Bartholomew Hutchison. She was married for 64 years to Donald M. Spiker as they were married on December 26, 1953. He survives.

Mary graduated from New Castle High School. She was a former member and Sunday School Teacher at the United Bretheran Church in Ellport. She currently is a member of the Free Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed making wedding cakes and was a talented seamstress. She was a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary for over 24 years. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to her husband, Don, survivors include three sons, Donald M. (Mary) Spiker Jr. of Missouri, James H. (Cathy) Spiker and Ronald J. (Tara) Spiker, both of Fombell; two daughters, Diane (Tim) Flick of New Jersey, Debra J. Foreman of Ellwood City; two sisters, Eilene Bower of Franklin, PA, Elizabeth Parry of New Castle; three brothers, Harold and Frank Hutchison, both of New Castle, John Hutchison of New Wilmington; 18 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Arkwright, June Reiber, and Ethel McClosky and a son in law, Gary Foreman.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11am. Pastor Tim Flick will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church 412 Glen Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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10 thoughts on “Mary Spiker, 82

  1. Sending my thoughts and prayers to every one. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. She will be greatly missed. I pray God’s comfort and love in the days ahead. Lean on Him!! He loves and cares for each of you.

  2. Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Aunt Mary was such a thoughtful, caring person and will truly be missed by so many. Sending prayers to your family and I will treasure the wonderful memories we had.

  3. Mary was a wonderful person. We will miss her coming in to The Color Center regularly!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
    Chris MacDonald and The Color Center Employees

  4. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I’ll always remember her big smile when she worked in the Snack Shop at the hospital. She was such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends. May God bring you comfort and strength for the days ahead.

  5. Dear Spiker Family,
    we are very sorry for the loss of your mom, grand-ma and great grand-ma.
    …Moms keep us alive when we are helpless babies, so it’s our responsibility to keep mothers alive in our minds after they pass…
    The Gallenz Family and Harry & Chris Wolf

  6. I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Mary; the UB in Christ youth group gatherings at her house with her wonderful homemade pizza, the cake she made for my wedding, the baby shower she hosted before I had my twins and all the good times at the McConnell reunion. She was a great woman and will be missed.

  7. Debbie and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Cherish the good memories and trust in the Lord. Sorry we could not make it to the funeral home but was thinking and praying for you.
    Love, Mom Foreman and Lisa and Ron

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