Tuesday, November 30

Marsha Lynn (Vavra) Spurr

May 23, 1952 – Nov. 16, 2021

Marsha Lynn (Vavra) Spurr, 69, of Cicero, Ind. passed away suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at her home. She was a 20 year cancer survivor, but succumbed to recent pulmonary and heart issues.

She was born May 23, 1952 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph C. and Marjorie (Fisher) Vavra.  

She graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids in 1970. She then worked for over 23 years at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and later for Drexel Interiors in Indianapolis. Mrs. Spurr has been an Indiana resident since 1996.

In 1971, she married Nyle Joyce from whom she later divorced. In 1987, she married Robert Spurr in Cedar Rapids and they were life partners for 35 years.

Mrs. Spurr had a zest for life and could light up any room with her laughter. She loved spending time with her family, shopping, and having a good time. She always pushed the boundaries on what was appropriate and was straight forward with her beliefs. She was unapologetically herself and always told her successors to live every day to the fullest.

Survivors include husband, Robert “Robbie” Spurr; daughter, Sydney (Spurr) Whiteaker of Cicero, Ind.; sons, Thad (Jenn) Joyce of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rocky (Sophie) Spurr of Noblesville, Ind.; brother, John (Mary) Vavra of Marion, Iowa; grandchildren, Abe, Ben, Javan, Isaiah, Everly, Kaleb, Kash, Kenzie, Karter and Rowan; and great-grandchild, Myles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Alan J. Vavra; and grandchild, Miriam Joyce.

A celebration of life is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Hidden Bay Clubhouse, 180 Timberline Drive in Cicero, Ind. 

Since Mrs. Spurr was an avid gardener her family has requested that for memorial donations, they would appreciate floral donations sent to her home at 70 West Cove Court, Cicero, IN 46034.

Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements and where you may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.

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