Mass of the Christian Burial for Joyce Ann Spenla, 88, of Fairfield, PA., formerly of Rockwell City, will be held on Friday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Mrs. Spenla passed away August 15th at Fairfield, PA.
Joyce was born August 29, 1930 in Rockwell City, Iowa the daughter of the late Harley and Margaret Olson Horstman. She was married to Leo James Spenla for 53 years, serving as a Marine wife with four children for 20 years.
Joyce worked throughout the years as a phone operator, bookkeeper and retired from Herff Jones Yearbooks in Gettysburg after 19 years of service. She enjoyed service to her family, helping… as a Girl Scout Leader, reading, gardening and sewing. She was also very active in her church.
Mrs. Spenla is survived by a daughter, Cynde Overholtzer of Fairfield, PA, a son, Mike Spenla and his wife Patty of Jacksonville, TX, a daughter-in-law, Sheila Spenla of Springfield, MO, a sister-in-law, Eva Horstman of Des Moines, Iowa, 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Spenla, two sons; Mark Spenla, Steven Jon Spenla, a brother, Bill Horstman and a sister, Lois Jean Ullman.