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Mary Spencer

December 21, 1938 – November 19, 2022

Pastor Mary Spencer, age 83 of Wilmington, North Carolina, formerly of Owosso, passed away Saturday, November 19th at her home.

Mary was born December 21, 1938 to Russell and Marjorie (Kocek), Tripplehorn. She was born and raised in Michigan. After a 20 year marriage to Michael Kulhanek, she Married Hal (Bud) Spencer on April 1, 1978. She was the mother of five sons.

Mary attended the Garrett School of Theology at Northwestern University and became a pastor of the Eastwood United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. During her years of service she was privileged to participate in the Oxford Round table in Oxford, England. She also spent time as an Exchange Pastor on the Island of Jersey off the coast of France. Upon retirement from her parish in Flint, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where she worked with recovering drug addicts and continued to teach in the church. After leaving Las Vegas,

Mary moved to Wilmington, NC where she resided until her death. She wrote several plays and poems, having two books published.

She is survived by her sons Michael (Barbara) Kulhanek, Mark (Lisa) Kulhanek, Matthew (Laurie) Kulhanek, Daniel (Masha) Spencer and Mac Henry Spencer. Step Children, Gary (Kia) Spencer, Rosann (Timothy) Felver, Bobby (Tracy) Spencer and Becky Sue (James) Majkszak; grandchildren: Brandy, Mike Jr, Sarah, Laura, Addelyn, Vera, Julie, Jake, Carrie Sue, Angie, Eric, Jason, Jenifer, Scott, Kazen, Jonathan, Patrick and Richard; and sister Ruth (Douglas) Newell. Mary was also blessed with many great grand children, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hal ( Bud) Spencer, parents, brothers Noah and Thomas and sister Carol.

Visitation will be held at Nelson House Funeral Home in Owosso on Monday November 28th from 6-8pm and Tuesday November 29th from 2-8pm. Funeral service will be on Wednesday November 30th at 11 am at Nelson House.

*Spencer, Mary E. – [(RL) FL 1995; RL 2009] Flint: Eastwood 1995; Retired 1/1/2009.

Last Updated on November 28, 2022

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