Janice Irene Spurgeon


    Janice Irene (Hesemann) Spurgeon of Raymore, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born on May 31, 1941 to Chester and Helen Ruth (Landwehr) Hesemann in Owensville, Missouri and passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 77 years.


    She was raised on the family farm north of Owensville, Missouri.
    Janice married Doyle Spurgeon on September 20, 1958 at the United Methodist Church in Owensville, Missouri.  They raised their family in Chamois and later moving to St. James, Missouri.  
    She and Doyle shared many interests but particularly enjoyed fishing and summer evening motorcycle rides.
    She was a member of First Church of God in St. James.  She retired from her work as an administrative assistant at the University of Missouri Rolla (UMR) in the electrical Engineering Dept.  She took great pride in her work and made several lifelong friends.  Retirement gave her more time to pursue her love of quilting, resulting in many beautiful quilts and new friendships with others who shared her passion.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Helen Hesemann; husband, Doyle Spurgeon; sister, Avonell Hesemann; and grandson, Dean Spurgeon.
    She is survived by her daughter, Anita (Spurgeon) Sandwell and husband Don of Springfield, Missouri; sons, David Spurgeon and wife Deborah (Luetjen) of Mt. Sterling, Missouri, Earl Spurgeon and wife Susan Walker of Peculiar, Missouri and Brian Spurgeon of Raymore, Missouri;  brothers, Nolan Hesemann and Clyde Hesemann and wife Lynn (Ritterbusch), all of Owensville, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica (Sandwell) Denkler and husband Brandon of Lohman, Missouri, Adam Sandwell and wife Amy (Mongler) of Peculiar, Missouri, Roy Spurgeon of Belton, Missouri and Nicole Spurgeon of Columbia, Missouri; great grandchildren, Makenna and Paige Denkler and Nan and Alfred Sandwell; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri.
    Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri.
    Ashes will later be interred at the Licklider Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.