Jessie Lyon Spence, age 91

Written by Brust Funeral Home on May 23rd, 2018

spenceJessie Lyon Spence went to be with her Lord on February 10, 2018. She was born March 1st, 1926 to Hetty Barclay and John Comegys Lyon. She grew up in both Charlottesville, VA and Bedford , PA.

She met Bill Spence at the USO, while he was serving in the US Navy. They enjoyed dancing together, and eventually married in 1946. They were married for 63 years, and had three daughters: Mildred (Keith ) Zukausky, Melody (Kenneth) Chapman, and Martha Glaza. Bill’s work took them from Roanoke , VA, to Syracuse, NY, Chicago, IL, Washington D.C., and NYC. They enjoyed living in all of these places, and made friends along the way.

Jessie worked as a secretary for such companies as A & P, Penco, Christian Life Magazine, and World Book, to name a few. She was an active member in Lombard Bible Church, serving as deaconness for many years. She had the gift of hospitality and opened her home and kitchen to friends, neighbors, missionaries and flock group on a regular basis. She always had fresh iced tea, and lots of candy to offer anyone who dropped in.

She had a soft heart for homeless animals, and took in several rescue dogs in her later years.

Jessie was predeceased by her beloved Bill in 2010, and Martha in 2012. Those left behind include Mildred, Melody, 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her memorial service will be held June 2 at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard. Visitation is from 1-2 PM , and the service will be from 2-3 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to Lombard Bible Church, 111 S. Park Ave., Lombard, IL 60148, or an Animal Rescue Shelter would be appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 for more information.


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  1. Marie says:

    My deepest condolence for the loss of your dear loved one. May Gods’ promises that mourning nor outcry nor pain being no more at Revelation 21:4, be a comfort to you in your time of grief and recovery.

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