Farming Rural 21


October 23, 1936 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 85)


Donald X. Spencer, 85 of Trilla, IL passed away at 3:30 AM, December 21, 2021 in the HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.  He was born October 23, 1936 in Cumberland County, Illinois the son of Chester Lee and Clade Ellen (Butler) Spencer.  Donald married Patricia Darlene "Patty" Groves August 16, 1957 in Charleston, Illinois and she passed away December 3, 2018.  Mr.  Spencer attended the Buck Grove Community Church in Mattoon, Illinois and was a life long self employed farmer, a long time member and board member of Cumberland County Farm Bureau.  
Donald leaves his children, Karen Horevay of Lancaster, California, Lila Johnson (Stephen) of Casey, Illinois and Darwin Spencer of Trilla, Illinois; grandchildren, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Joanna Horevay of Lancaster, California and Caitlin Purcell (Zack) of Casey, Illinois; great grandchildren, Michelle, Addyson and Amelia Purcell all of Casey, Illinois; twin brother, Delbert Spencer (Marilyn) of Trilla, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patty Spencer; grandson, Elijah Horevay; son in law, Thomas Horevay; brothers, Harold, John, and Dale Spencer; sisters, Hazel Spencer, Daisy Mudd, Margaret Henke and Eleanor Ward. 
Memorials may be made to the Buck Grove Community Church of Mattoon, Illinois  
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 30, 2021 in the Buck Grove Community Church of Mattoon, Illinois.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021  from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, Illinois.  Burial will be in the Tippett Cemetery in Bradbury, Illinois.
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December 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Inc.
520 Oak Avenue PO Box 339
Neoga, IL 62447

Funeral Service
December 30, 2021

11:00 AM
Buck Grove Community Church
2377 N Co. Rd. 650 E
Mattoon, IL 61938


Buck Grove Community Church
2377 N County Rd 650 E, Mattoon IL 61938

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