Barbara Ann (McClure) Spencer


Barbara Ann (McClure) Spencer died Friday, April 10, 2015. She was a resident of Greenwood.

She was born March 25, 1935, in Concordia, Kansas, to Clifford E. and Edith I. (Sankey) McClure. She grew up on farm near Republic, Kansas.

She attended Republic schools and graduated from Republic High School in 1951, Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri) in 1953, and Kansas University in 1955 with a degree in accounting.

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Barbara married Kenneth B. Spencer on Feb. 18, 1962. They had one son, Mark E. Spencer.

She was employed in various accounting positions until retiring in 1990 and was a member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church, where she served as treasurer and on the finance committee for many years.

In 1961, Barbara joined her first bowling league, which was the beginning of a more than 50 year love of the sport. She served on the Franklin Women’s Bowling Association, (now Franklin USBC Association) board from 1962 to 1993 and the Women’s Indiana State Bowling Association (WISBA) board for 16 years, including 10 years as president. She also served on boards of the Indiana State Bowling Council and the National Women Bowling Writers Association and was a member of the Franklin Women’s Bowling Association, Franklin Men’s Bowling Association and WISBA Halls of Fame.

In addition, Barbara enjoyed playing the piano, reading and playing bridge.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; son, Mark, and his wife, Jenny; grandsons, Jacob and Noah; and a brother, Michael E. McClure, of Salina, Kansas.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 W. Main St., Greenwood.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Greenwood Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund designated for music program, International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, 621 Six Flags Drive Arlington, TX 76011, or the charity of your choice.