Susan Spencer

December 8, 1949February 17, 2021

Susan Spencer, age 71, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Guthrey; and brother-in-law, William Spencer. She is survived by her husband, Richard Spencer; children Sean Spencer (Amy Baird), Erin (Tom) Ellsworth, and Ryan Spencer (Jordan Gaza); grandchildren Mackenzie (Lynn) Wagner, Greyson Spencer, and Marah Spencer; siblings Dean (Deb) Guthrey, Doug Guthrey, Scott (Lynn) Guthrey, and Daniel Guthrey; brothers and sisters-in-law Alan (Lisa) Spencer, Marvin Spencer, and David (Jan) Spencer, Carolyn Gallihugh, Noella (Pete) Plembeek, Carmen (Gordon) Venema, Diane (Dale) Palmer, and Nancy Guthrey; former daughter-in-law, Melanie Spencer; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Susan was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church for 40 years, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. She was a Paraprofessional at Kelloggsville Public Schools, often helping in the special education kindergarten classes. Susan and Richard were married almost 52 years.

Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 3655 Wilson Ave. SW, Grandville, MI, with visitation from 10 - 10:45 a.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Susan, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Vicki Blubaugh

February 24, 2021

Dear Loved Ones of Sue,
I had the privilege of working with Sue at the Kelloggsville Early Childhood Center. She was always so loving and calm with the children. I enjoyed her wit and wisdom. I am sad to see such a loving, caring woman leave our lives, but I do celebrate that she is enjoying a carefree, peaceful home with our Lord. Peace, Comfort, and Wonderful Memories to all who loved Sue.
Vicki Blubaugh

Daniel Guthrey

February 22, 2021

One memory that I will never forget is the time my sister Sue loaned me her guitar to learn on. It was this kind gesture that allowed me to practice on a six string western guitar wich allowed me to be able to lean and play the songs by jim croce and john denver and others......I still have a picture of me holding it for the first time sitting in her livingroom. It became a life long hobby for me so for this I say thank you Sue for this act of kindness. A memory ill never forget.💜💙

Margaret Mulder

February 21, 2021

I treasure the memories of Sue’s sweet, wonderful influence as a neighbor and friend.
I have never forgotten her kindness .
May The Lord Jesus Christ comfort you with His presence through this time.

Kim Mckellar

February 19, 2021

It was a treat to work with Sue in our preschool classroom at Kelloggsville. The children loved the special toys and gadgets she would bring along in her special bag.🙂
Richard I loved how you got her lovingly and safely into the classroom she would be subbing in each time.💗
I will be praying for your family as you walk this journey of loss and grief.

Ana Spencer

February 19, 2021

Sue You was always a great friend to me and my son , always there when I needed helping me with my bad moments, and always there for the good and happy ones . I’m sure you going to be missed from all Your family and friends, but God wants this way . So I trust him with all my heart . And I’m sure You too . You’re in good hands with all the Love and peace . And you family is too . Love Ana and Paulo Spencer

My condolences to all family 🙏

Andrew Verburg

February 19, 2021

My sincere condolences to Richard, Ryan, Sean, Erin, and the rest of the Spencer family. Im so sorry for your loss. Ryan has shared hundreds of hours of stories with me about your family. I can't imagine all the thoughts and memories that are racing in your minds. I pray for your family during these hard times. I hope we can all celebrate the life of Susan Spencer.