Marjoria Mae (Vanderhoff) Spear, of Hampstead, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was 81.
She was born June 19, 1933, in Marion, Ohio, the fifth of seven children born to Dale and Mildred Vanderhoff. After graduation from Marion Harding High School in 1951, she received training and became a registered X-ray technician at Marion General Hospital. She married Kenneth Spear in June 1955. They were the proud parents of two daughters, Teresa (Mohrhaus), of Englewood, Colorado and Christine, of Worthington, Ohio.
When Mrs. Spear retired from the hospital, she joined her husband in the family business, Spear’s Meats, Inc. In 1995, they sold the business and retired to Topsail Greens in Hampstead. They became active members of Lutheran Church of Reconciliation in Wilmington and Mrs. Spear volunteered for many years at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a community food pantry in Wilmington. She also served for a time on the homeowner’s board of Topsail Greens.
Mrs. Spear was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Spear and siblings, Harold Vanderhoff, Betty (Vanderhoff) Burke and William Vanderhoff.
In addition to her daughters she is survived by a son-in-law, David Mohrhaus; two grandsons, Andrew Mohrhaus, 27 and Brian Mohrhaus, 25; and three siblings, Robert Vanderhoff, of Palmer, Alaska, Barbara (Vanderhoff) Coulter, of Wooster, Ohio and Mary (Vanderhoff) Mefford, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation, 7500 Market St., Wilmington, NC, 28411 with Pastor Bill Milholland officiating.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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