November 2, 2008
10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 8, 2008
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Begins at Noon, Friday, November 7, 2008
with family present 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, Illinois
Bethany Christian Services, Pella, Iowa
John (Betty) Nunnikhoven - Vermont
Joe (Patricia) Nunnikhoven - California
Marcia (Paul) Thomas - New Jersey
Tom (Kathy) Nunnikhoven - Tennessee
Nelda (David) Pealer - Pella, Iowa
Steve (Marika) Nunnikhoven - Mediapolis, Iowa
December 1, 1913 - November 2, 2008
Margaret Lois Spence was born on December 1, 1913 to Joe and Nellie Grant Spence in Madrid, Iowa. She died on Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Pella Regional Health Center-Long Term Care reaching the age of ninety-four.
Margaret graduated from Madrid High School and later attended American Institute of Business.
On March 21, 1936 Margaret was united in marriage with Antonie (Tony) A. Nunnikhoven in Polk City, Iowa. To this union six children were born: John, Joe, Marcia, Tom, Nelda, and Steve. She and Tony lived in Burlington, Iowa for sixty years, before moving to Pella in the late 1990's.
Margaret enjoyed being a volunteer. She was active both at Hospice and as a hospital volunteer. She also enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, tending to her houseplants, and holding babies. She would often be singing in the kitchen with a hymnbook propped on the window sill above the kitchen sink. She loved the Lord and her Bible was well worn. Margaret had confessed the Lord as her Savior at an early age and was in fellowship with those Gathered to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in Pella.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses: John and Betty Nunnikhoven of Chester, Vermont; Joe and Patricia Nunnikhoven of Ladera Ranch, California; Marcia and Paul Thomas of West Orange, New Jersey; Tom and Kathy Nunnikhoven of Cordova, Tennessee; Nelda and David Pealer of Pella; and Steve and Marika Nunnikhoven of Mediapolis, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Emmans, of Seattle, Washington.
Preceding her in death: her husband, Antonie Nunnikhoven in 2002; her parents; brothers: John and Henry Spence; and her sister, Merna Kaiser.