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Vera M Spadaro

July 26, 1931May 1, 2020

Vera M. Spadaro, 88 of Kirkwood, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 1, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John R. Spadaro in 2016. Vera is survived by her children, Deb & Tom Jenkinson of Austin, TX, and John B. & Mary Spadaro, grandchildren, Michael & Anna Jenkinson and John A. Jenkinson, great grandchildren, Miles and Yael Jenkinson, brother, Frank & Marsha Malinich of Myrtle Beach, N. C., also several nieces and nephews. Vera was a member of the First Christian church of Kirkwood and a loving and devoted family woman, she will be dearly missed. Private services will be held at this time and she will be reunited with her husband at the Riverhurst Cemetery at the convenience of her family. The family would like to thank her special caregivers, Linda Hagen, Michelle Scarsella, Brandy Evans and Annie Holleran for their compassionate attention to Vera.


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Michael Jenkinson

May 3, 2020

I had the privilege of being the first grandchild to both John and Vera Spadaro (though they were always Papa and Mimi to me). I loved them dearly and always knew and felt that even more love was given from their side. We were separated geographically, but we enjoyed our talks over the phone through the years with most of the talk time being with my Mimi as Papa was a man of fewer words, though his heart was just as big. Mimi was so curious to hear what the latest activity was and always got the biggest kick out of whatever high-jinks had taken place - she had a great sense of humor. In fact, my favorite part of our times together was when at some point in some story, she would start laughing. Her laugh was one of those contagious laughs that's so enjoyable to hear you couldn't help but join in. That will be one of the three things I miss the most about her. Another crowning characteristic of hers was that while she was an incredibly strong woman, her strength was matched equally by her love and compassion. Her heart was, as the Bible puts it, truly as soft as flesh. There was not a letter I received nor a phone call that didn't end with her going out of her way to tell me how much she loved my brother and me. She was dear to us, but I think we were even more dear to her, and its not something you fully can appreciate until you get older. That love from her will be the second thing I miss the most about her. Lastly, and this I believe is the most important to her as well as to me, my Mimi was a faithful and loving witness of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. It was her faith in Christ that was her joy, her strength, her love, and her compassion. It was partly through my Mimi's faithful prayers that I eventually received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It was my pleasure, on many calls, to share with my Mimi our joy in Christ. Her prayers will be the third thing I miss the most about her. She truly was a GRANDmother. Love you Mimi, thank you for everything

Michelle Scarsella

May 2, 2020

Blessed to have been with Vera in her final days.... she loved her family soo much and was at peace to go home to her savior!!! God Bless!!!!


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