Jack Spillman


July 11, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Jack Dennis Spillman, 90, Kincaid, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Jack Dennis Spillman was born to Dewey Edward and Wilma Anna (Decker) Spillman on Oct. 18, 1925, in rural Bayard. In 1928 his family moved to southeast Anderson County; in 1942 they moved to rural Selma.

He attended Fairmount Grade School and Kincaid High School. His freshman year he rode his horse to school. Later in life he took classes at Allen County Community College, enjoying a trip to Colorado with the biology class he took.

He always loved horses. He was a farmer all of his life, starting at the age of 6 cultivating corn. He had a dairy farm from 1945 to 1966, milking registered Jersey cows and raising registered Polled Herefords. He loved animals and always took good care of them.

He married Pauline Marie Rawlings on Jan. 1, 1945. She preceded him in death Oct. 29, 1965. In September 1968, he married Beverly DeHaven; they later divorced. On Dec. 16, 1975 he married Darline Henkle.

He started attending Selma Methodist Church in 1943, serving as Sunday school superintendent and teaching Sunday school classes for many years. He was involved with the youth group, taking them to Kansas City to see Bill Graham.

He is survived by his wife Darline; a son, Dewey Isaac Spillman and wife Kathy, Olive Branch, Miss.; daughters, Beverly Ann and husband Larry Reaves, Humboldt, and Janet Sue and husband Doug Scheibmeir, Piqua; a stepson Rick Henkle and wife Angeli, Garnett; stepdaughters Kathy and husband David Preston, Colony, and Kristy and husband David Adams, Emporia; and a stepson Darren DeHaven, New York; seven grandchildren, 21 stepgrandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, 35 stepgreat-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother Decker Spillman and wife Sandra, Colony; a sister-in-law, Letha Spillman, Blue Mound; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dean Spillman.


Visitation with the family will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service in Iola. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church in Kincaid. Interment will be in the Kincaid Cemetery. Memorials to the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church may be left at the church or the funeral home. To leave a condolence online, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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