Carol V. Spence, age 77, of formerly of Aledo and New Windsor, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Kahl Home in Davenport. Services are 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012 at the Alpha Baptist Church. Burial is in the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Wednesday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to Alpha First Baptist Church, Alzheimer's Association or the Kahl Home in Davenport, IA. On-line condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born April 6, 1934 in Alpha a daughter of Percy and Mary Barnes Gould. She graduated from AlWood High School and attended Blackhawk College in Moline. She was marriageed to Ralph J. Spence December 22, 1951 in Alpha. He died December 23, 2004.
Carol was an artist and floral designer for many years. She loved judging arts and crafts at area fairs and events.
She enjoyed genealogy, wintering in Florida, traveling, gardening and spending time with her family.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Kathy Sturr of Moline, IL; Karen (Glen) Leatherman of New Windsor, 1 son, Terry (Eva) Spence of Bradenton, FL;6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchild; 2 brothers, Willard Gene Gould of Maryland and Jerry Gould of Alpha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law; Ed Sturr and 1 sister and 1 brother.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Peterson Wallin Knox - Alpha, Illinois
Thursday, January 5th, 2012, 10:30am, Alpha Baptist Church