Merril David Spellman, 69, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at his home. He was born to the late Douglas Merril and Juanita Mae (Hagemeier) Spellman on Oct. 10, 1947, in Aurora.
He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1965 and from Southwest Missouri State College in 1969.
On June 14, 1969, he married Lynna Marie Beeson in Cassville.
Survivors include: his wife, of 47 years, Lynna, of the home; their five children, Michael David Spellman, and Laura Marie Mendell, both of Wichita Kan.; Emily Lynn and Neal Hutton, of Anderson; Lena Ruth Spellman and Edgaras Dovydenas, of Orlando, Fla., and Dima Ross Spellman, of Mt. Vernon; and four grandchildren.
A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the Pilant Cemetery in Cassville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Mt. Vernon FFA Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.