Rev. Leslie J. Spainhower

Rev. Leslie J. Spainhower, 95, of Caseyville, Illinois, born Saturday, December 23, 1916, in East Saint Louis, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

He married Gertrude F. Hatcher in 1936, They were blessed with two daughters.

He was ordained to the ministry in 1952 and served as a missionary in the Belgian Congo from 1954-1956 and again from 1958-1960. He was an electrical engineer for Sverdrup & Parcel in St. Louis, MO when he retired in 1981. He also was a United States WW II Air Force veteran.

Rev. Spainhower was preceded in death by his:

  • Wife of 64 years: Gertrude F. nee Hatcher Spainhower
  • Parents: Lloyd and Corinta nee Southard Spainhower
  • Brother: Lloyd Spainhower

Surviving are his:

  • Two Daughters
    • Jeanette (Larry) Rudder of Granite City, IL
    • Marian (Dolton) Ammons of Caseyville, IL
  • Five Grandchildren
    • Cynthia (John) Deatherage
    • Douglas (Sheri) Rudder
    • Jonathan (Rebecca) Rudder
    • Brenda Ammons
    • Rich (Jackie) Ammons
  • Ten Great-Grandchildren
    • Rebecca Rudder
    • James and Jeanette Deatherage
    • Matthew Lowe
    • Brenden Rudder
    • Ryan Rowe
    • Katy Senne
    • DJ, Cameron and Dominic Ammons

Funeral:  Private graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri on Friday February 3, 2012.

Condolences left for Rev. Leslie J. Spainhower:

    Jeanette and Larry,

    Terry and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time and always.

    Terry and Linda (Johnson) Green
    Auburn, IN
    Formerly Granite City, IL

    Linda Green Auburn IN 46706

    To all,

    May the God of all comfort, comfort you at this time of loss. We valued the Biblical teaching that we heard from your parents.

    Phyllis and Don

    Don and Phyllis Moore Belleville Illinois 62221