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Caryl Ray Spencer

August 27, 1934 — May 23, 2018

Caryl Ray (Haney) Spencer, 83, of Glasgow, Kentucky and formerly of New Paris, Ohio, went home to be with Jesus on May 23, 2018.

She was born on August 27, 1934 in White Oak, Kentucky, to the late Herman Haney and Ruby (Lykins) Kimbrel and James Kimbrel, whom Ruby wed after Herman was killed in a coal mining accident and raised Caryl as his own.

In addition to her parents, Caryl was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Lee R. Spencer, as well as her second love, James Cook.

Caryl was a 1952 graduate of West Liberty High School. She moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she began her career as a beautician and met her love Lee, and started their own family. She was active in many organizations including the American Legion Axillary and the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Spencer) Ellis of Glasgow, Kentucky; brother, Wayne Kimbrel of Maryland; her grandchildren, Tom (Erynn) Ellis of Russell Springs, Kentucky, and Sarah Ellis Keiderling of Glasgow, Kentucky; her great grandsons, Declan, and Ceely; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as an endless list of adopted kids and grandkids along the way that are considered family.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, New Madison Campus. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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