Lacy Nicole Spencer, 34, and her unborn daughter Hadley Aniston Spencer, of Gardner, KS, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 24, 2013 at their home.
Lacy was born Aug 30, 1978 in Wichita, Kan. to Doc and Debbie G. (Vanhook) Matthews. She attended Arkansas State University.
Lacy married Matthew Ryan Spencer on Oct. 22, 2011 in Eureka Springs, Ark. She was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Mountain Home, Ark. They moved to Gardner from Shawnee in 2012.
Lacy enjoyed cooking, movies, traveling, entertaining guests, decorating, attending swap meets, working puzzles, playing cards and board games. Family trips to Gulf Shores, Ala. each year were a special treat. She lit up a room with her smile.
Lacy was a loving wife, and she continues to be a loving mother to Hadley in heaven. Lacy was a thoughtful daughter, protector and supporter of her sister Madi. The family was blessed to have her in their lives. She will be dearly missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Vance L. Matthews, Doyle Vanhook, Lillie Sell and Marge McCormac.
Lacy is survived by her husband Matthew and Skylar the cat of the home; father Doc Matthews and step-mother Janet of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mother Debbie G. Harned and step-father Price Harned, both of Mountain Home, AR; sister Madi Harned; step-sisters Kimberly Rstom and Kristina Chambers; step-brother Jason Harned; grandparents Irma and Don Cauley, Maxine and Gary Green, step grandmothers Jean Vanhook and Helen Henderson; great grandparents Elese Green and Richard Sell; many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
They were cremated together. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m., March 6, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.
A second Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., March 10, 2013 at Twin Lakes Baptist Church, Mountain Home, Ark. Visitation will begin in Arkansas at 1 p.m. before the service at the church. Arkansas arrangements by Kirby and Family Funeral Home, Mountain Home, AR, (870)425-6978 www.kirbyandfamily.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas, or the Lacy Matthews-Spencer Memorial Fund at the Bank of the Ozarks, both in Mountain Home, Ark. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.