Alice Spence

Obituary of Alice L Spence

Alice L. Spence, 98, of Titusville passed away peacefully June 7, 2021 at Titusville Health Care and Rehabilitation.


           Born June 1, 1923 in Warren, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Harry and Kathryn (Wood) DeForce. She was married to Wade A. Spence for over 70 years.


           Alice was a 1939 graduate of Colestock High School in Titusville. She then attended Welch Business School in Oil City, PA. She worked at various office positions; including working for Noel J. Poux for fifteen years, Dr. James Zehner and was in the antique business for several years.


           Alice was a member of the Thiel College Women’s Club, the Crawford County Antique Dealers Association and she tutored for the Read Program at Benson Memorial Library. She was of the Presbyterian faith.


           Survivors include her husband, Wade A. Spence; one daughter, Leslie Hipwell McNierney of Titusville; three sons Wayde A. Spence, II and his wife, Debbie of Meadville, PA, Roger W. Spence and his wife Debbie of Pleasantville, PA, and Randy M. Spence of Lacey Springs, AL. Grandchildren; Laura C. Hipwell of Centerville, PA, Richard A. Hipwell of St. Petersburg, FL, Adam M. McKee of Wenatchee, WA and Amy Sparks of Carlisle, PA. Also, five great grandchildren and two sisters; Betty Martin of Oil City, PA and Joanne Battles of Newark, DE and numerous nieces and nephews.


           She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Noyd and Elwood DeForce and her sister Una Mae (DeForce) Spence; two sons in law Richard A. Hipwell and John McNierney; and a granddaughter in law Meagan Hipwell.


           A memorial service will be held at a later date.


           Memorial contributions may be made to the Benson Memorial Library, 213 N. Franklin Street, Titusville, PA 16354.