Obituary for Mrs. E. Nadine Speer

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Mrs. E. Nadine Speer

June 23, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Nadine (Crane) Speer, age 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, January 14, 2018 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Nadine was born on June 23, 1927, in Bedford to the late Herman and Helen (Wray) Crane. She was a 1945 graduate of Tunnelton High School in Bedford. Nadine married Gordon L. Speer on July 31, 1947 in Lawrence County.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2003 after 56 loving years of marriage.

Nadine was also preceded in death by siblings, Jayne Kellman and Patrick Crane.

She was a loving wife, homemaker and mother. Nadine was a 50 year member of the Morgantown Baptist Church and the Morgantown Senior Center. She enjoyed playing euchre, sewing and shopping. Nadine loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Virginia L. (Craig) Ratliff of Morgantown, Elizabeth J. (Michael) Wilson of Amity, Emily A. (James) Rusher of Trafalgar, Patricia C. (Dan) Sebesky of Franklin, Amy M. (Mark) Sichting of Morgantown, D. W. (Beverly) Speer of Isle of Palms, S.C., David B. (Sylvia, “Tibby”) Speer of Morgantown and Stephen M. Speer of Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

The Rev. Lee Snider will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Meredith- Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Nadine to the Morgantown Senior Center, PO Box 542, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Condolences to the Speer family can be made at

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 19, 2018

East Hill Cemetery


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Born: June 23, 1927
Died: January 14, 2018

Condolences for Mrs. E. Nadine Speer

Gale Miller Borders posted on 1/18/18

So sorry to all of you for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and best friend. I loved her dearly..Prayers to all. "our loss is Heaven's gain"


Terrie Wagner posted on 1/18/18

So very sorry for the loss of your mother Emily, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


Jordan Henderson posted on 1/18/18

So sad to hear this about my dear Aunt Nadine. Prayers for all who held her dear. I'll always remember fondly how Nadine and Gordon opened their home to my family after my father died when I was 6. There was love enough in that home for the 8 children and a few more.


Evelyn Leohr posted on 1/17/18

Sorry the hear about your Mother.


Raymond and Susan Young posted on 1/17/18

So sorry to hear about Nadine. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the your family during this time.


Stephanie Coleman posted on 1/17/18

Virginia and family..i am so so sorry for your loss. Do know you all are in our prayers. Nadine was a special lady and always made Kevin and I laugh. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.


Cathy Jenner posted on 1/17/18

Sorry to hear of Nadine passing.Remember her and the kids from many years ago.She would have been my oldest cousin.My father was Audrey Crane.My mother was Hazel Crane.My siblings and I sending love to your family at this sad time.


Linda and Larry Cope posted on 1/16/18

I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose your mother. You and your family will remember all the goods time spent with her.


Barbara patrick posted on 1/15/18

Sorry for your loss virginia and family..sincerely, barb patrick..thinking of you


Linda D Bailey posted on 1/15/18

Sorry Virginia & Family for your loss...Thinking of you all...