Dovie M. Spencer, age 93, of Auburn, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2019.

She has been a resident at Village Manor in Bowling Green for the past two years. She was the owner and teacher of Auburn Preschool in the 1970s and 80s.

A native of White House, Tenn., she was one of six children of Willard and Vera Marlin. She and her husband Bill, moved to Auburn in 1953 for him to manage the Houchens Food Market.

When her younger son started to school, Dovie began substitute teaching. She substituted at Auburn and Chandlers Chapel with the great majority of days being at Chandlers Chapel. In 1973 she became the owner and main teacher of Auburn Preschool which was operated in the basement of her home. She retired from teaching in 1991.

Mrs. Spencer was very active at the Auburn Baptist Church, which she joined one week after moving to Auburn in 1953. She taught many different ages of Sunday School, was active in Woman’s Missionary Society, Summer Bible School and served on various committees.

Among her civic organizations were The Homemakers Club and American Legion Auxiliary where she had served as president and other positions. In mid-life, age 50 plus, she took up painting and was very good and prolific. Landscapes, houses, and still life were her main subjects.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 54 years, Bill Spencer, and three brothers and one sister.

She is survived by two sons, Howard Spencer and wife Judy of Olmstead, Ky. and Dale Spencer of Franklin, Ky.; one sister, Naomi Biggs of White House, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Sonja Cauley and husband Jimmy of Auburn, Ky. and Duane Spencer of Russellville, Ky., and one great-grandson, Ethan Spencer of Russellville, Ky.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Spencer were conducted Saturday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Young Funeral Home Auburn Chapel with Bro. Gary Hughes and Bro. Eugene Reynolds officiating. Burial followed in the Auburn Cemetery. Visitation began Friday, Aug. 9 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until funeral time at 2 p.m.

The family asks that donations be made to the Auburn Baptist Church.