Virginia “Pauline” Howerton Spencer, age 83, of Springdale, Ark., died on May 5, 2022, in Bentonville, Ark.

She was born Sept. 19, 1938, in Dryfork, Ark., to Bert and Lucille Seitz Howerton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Nelda Nadine Howerton; and one brother-in-law, James Parker.

Survivors include her husband, Mitchell Spencer of the home; one daughter, Diane Ward and husband, Reggie, of Houston, Texas; three sons, Michael Spencer and wife, Kristie, of Fayetteville, David Spencer and wife, Deborah, of Kansas, Okla., and Stephen Spencer and wife, Loretta, of Bella Vista; three sisters, Patsy Parker of Kingston, Helen Holiday and husband, Wayne, of Hindsville and Janet Cain and husband, Phillip, of Kingston; one brother, Leroy Howerton and wife, Judy, of Dryfork; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and 16 stepgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale.  

Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery.