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Marsha Lynn Spurr

May 23, 1952 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 69)


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

Marsha 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.  Marsha 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.

Marsha 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 Robert "Robbie" Spurr, daughter: Sydney (Spurr) Whiteaker of Cicero, IN, sons: Thad (Jenn) Joyce of Cedar Rapids, IA, Rocky (Sophie) Spurr of Noblesville, IN, brother: John (Mary) Vavra of Marion, IA, grandchildren: Abe, Ben, Javan, Isaiah, Everly, Kaleb, Kash, Kenzie, Karter, and Rowan, great-grandchild: Myles.

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

A celebration of life will be held for Marsha on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Hidden Bay Clubhouse, 180 Timberline Drive, Cicero, IN 46034.  Since Marsha was an avid gardener her family has requested that in lieu of 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 Marsha's arrangements and where you may send condolences at

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Celebration of Life
November 27, 2021

2:00 PM
Hidden Bay Clubhouse, 180 Timberline Drive, Cicero, IN 46034
180 Timberline Drive
Cicero, IN 46034

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