Ima Nell Spelce, age 89, passed away on September 4th, 2021 at Heart to Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on September 23rd, 1931 in Gober, Texas to Edgar and Lottie Grissom. Ima Nell grew up in Windom, Texas. She graduated from Windom High School in 1949.
Ima Nell and Buck Spelce married on April 16th, 1949. They were happily married for 68 years. Ima Nell and Buck were members of the Church of Christ in Windom.
They moved to Fort Worth in 1951. Buck eventually went to work for General Motors in Arlington and Ima Nell worked in the meat department of Shop Rite foods.
They began a family with the birth of their first daughter, Mary Nell. A few years later they welcomed their second daughter, Cheryl Marie. Ima Nell was a warm, caring and loving spouse, mother and grandmother. She had many friends and was loved by all.
Ima Nell was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Lottie Grissom. Her spouse, Buck, preceded her in death in 2018. She was also preceded in death by David Grigsby, late husband of Cheryl Gobroski in August 2002.
Ima Nell is survived by her daughter, Mary Pendleton and her husband Lee Pendleton. In addition to her daughter Cheryl Grigsby Gobroski and her husband Tom Gobroski. Other survivors include her brother Wylie Grissom who lives in Windom. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Ashley Grigsby and Brandon Grigsby and wife Melissa.
Services will begin with a visitation from 1:00 to 2:00PM on Friday, September 10th at New York Avenue Church of Christ in Arlington. A service will be held at 2:00 at the church. Following the service, the burial will take place at Emerald Hills Cemetery in Kennedale.
In lieu of flowers, family request memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
Family wishes to extend their gratitude to Castle Rock assisted living in Arlington for their care and compassion with Ima Nell over the last year.
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