Arthur Emery Spears

Arthur Spears died at Research Medical Center on March 25, 2013 with his family by his side. Arthur was born September 9, 1931 in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Arthur Harold and Alva Ruth Limes Spears. After high school, Arthur enlisted in the Navy where he served aboard the U.S.S. Endicott during the Korean Conflict and was later honorably discharged.

After returning home from the Navy, he married the “girl next door”, Deanna Jean McCannon who he had grown up with as a friend and later fell in love. They married November 7, 1959 and to this union was born a daughter, Teresa.

Arthur worked for Allis Chalmers for 30 years as a steel worker. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Arthur was a lifetime member of the Eagles #385.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Deanna, of Crown Care Center, daughter Teresa Cates and husband Autry, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

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