Lottie Spinks (nee Smith), 87, of Elyria, died Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at EMH Regional Medical Center, following a long illness. She was born September 24, 1922 in Elyria and was a lifelong Elyria resident.
Lottie was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Elyria and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Jolyn Moreno of St. Petersburg, Florida, Pam Chapman of Sparta, North Carolina, and Barb Diederick of Elyria; sons, Richard T. Spinks of LaGrange, David Spinks of Elyria and Dennis Spinks of High Point, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and her faithful companion, Scruffy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Spinks on November 14, 2009; parents, George and Charlotte Smith; two grandchildren; sisters, Alice Hinderer, Mabel Smith and Grace Smith and brothers, George and Thomas Smith.
Private services were held Friday, September 17, 2010.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH. 44194-4924.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria, 440-322-4626.