Debra A. Spence

1953 - 2019

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Debra A. Spence, 66, of North Baltimore, passed away at 5:45 p.m., July 31, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born on January 15, 1953, in Bowling Green to George and Josephine (Newman) Spence. Debbie is survived by her mother, Josephine Spence of North Baltimore; her daughters: Dawn Spence, Renee Rister and Megan Spence, all of North Baltimore; her brothers: Leonard (Connie) Spence of McComb, Michael Spence of North Baltimore and Donald (Pam) Spence of North Baltimore; her sisters: Diane (Lawrence) Walters of Deshler, Patty (Steven) Grilliot of Cygnet and Laura Smith of North Baltimore; her grandchildren: Stevie, Courtney, Hope and Morgan; and 9 great-grandchildren, including her special great-granddaughter, Olivia. She was preceded in death by her father, George Spence; her brothers: James and Larry Spence. Debbie was a homemaker and former babysitter. She was a member of Victory Chapel Fellowship in Cygnet. She loved babysitting, gardening and tending to her flowers. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 5, 2019, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore, where visitation will be held 2 hours (4:00-6:00 p.m.) prior to the service. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Smith-Crates Funeral Home, 515 North Main Street, North Baltimore, OH 45872. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Monday, August 5th 2019 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, August 5th 2019 - 6:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    515 North Main Street
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45842

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  • Contributions:

    Smith-Crates Funeral Home
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

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To : Renee Dawn
Date :Friday, August 2nd 2019
From : Deana
Thinking of you all! Your mom was such a sweet person! Many prayers for you all!

To : The Spence Family
Date :Saturday, August 3rd 2019
From : Ron and Barb Hosler
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

To : The Spence family
Date :Saturday, August 3rd 2019
From : Dawn walker
Debbie met a great deal to myself and our family over the years
She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever had the privilege of spending time with she had such a beautiful soul he will be missed by many...R.I.P. Debbie