McSpadden, Kristine R.
Kristine R. McSpadden, 65, of Cedar Rapids, died at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel by the Rev. Bill Harnish. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service.
Survivors include her husband, Don; children, Beth Karr of Cedar Rapids and Jeanette Miller of Ames; stepchildren, Brian (Michelle) McSpadden, Sandra (Stephen) Dighton, Ted (Michelle) McSpadden and Rick McSpadden, all of Cedar Rapids, and Scott McSpadden of Baird; siblings, Ellen (Bob) Mundorf of California, Stephen (Marilyn) Millhollin of Tennessee and Pamela (Larry) Hoffman of Marion; two grandchildren, Niva and Jonah Miller; many stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Charles Todd Mc Barnes and Micheal Dean McBarnes; and siblings, Carol Lechleinter, Joyce Marks, Linda Stangl, Tom Millhollin, John Millhollin and Mark Millhollin.
Kristine was born May 28, 1947, in Jefferson, Iowa, to Kenneth and Selma Millhollin. She married Charles McBarnes in 1963. They were later divorced. She then married Donald McSpadden on Aug. 29, 1992, in Cedar Rapids. She was employed by Norand for several years.
Kristine was known for her sense of humor and infectious laugh. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and its colorguard.
(A letter to my mom by Jeanette Miller):
If it weren’t for you, I would not have the kind of loving spirit that I have. You loved me more than anyone in the whole world and I knew that. And I loved you more than anyone. Because of you, my kids now know the same kind of love. Thank you for your unconditional love and thank you for being my mom. Mothers plant within our hearts those seeds that swiftly grow into the sweetest memories that we will ever know …
All my love, Jeanette
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be sent to www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Published Nov. 12, 2012 in The Gazette