Wilma Pauline Spires

March 27, 1938 - January 13, 2024

Wilma Pauline Spires, age 85, of Manchester, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Hospice of Hope Care Center in Maysville, Kentucky. She was born March 27, 1938 in Stout. She is preceded by husband, Billy Richard Spires; parents: Carey Sherman and Cora Ethel (Conrad) McGovney; one son, Richard Carlos Spires and one grandson, Bennie Alfred Skaggs.

Pauline is survived by two daughters: Bernice Skaggs of Manchester and Diana Longfellow of Manchester; one son, Timothy R. Spires of Manchester; eight grandchildren: Tabitha Longfellow of Jacksonville, Florida, Dustin Spires of Manchester, Heather (Adam) Burton of Mt. Orab, Joshua Skaggs of Manchester, Ashley Skaggs of West Union, Cassidy Spires of Amelia, Heather (Jake) Kizer of Cherry Fork and Sidney Ellison of Hillsboro and several great grandchildren.

Pauline worked as a machinist at the former Hercules Trouser Company in Manchester; the former Copeland Corporation in West Union; the former Parker Redrier Company in Maysville, Kentucky; the PCP Champion Company in Ripley and D and S Enterprises in Manchester.  She was a member of the F.O.E. Ladies Auxiliary and Life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary # 125424, both in Maysville.

The visitation is 4 – 7 PM Friday, January 19, 2024 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The 2nd visitation is 12 – 1 PM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Lafferty Funeral Home.

The funeral is 1 PM Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Lafferty Funeral Home. Pastor Dale Little will officiate.

The interment is at Puntenny Cemetery, Puntenny Run Road, Squirreltown in Green Township, Stout, Ohio 45684.

Friends can sign online condolences at www.LaffertyFuneralHome.com

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated serves the family.


Carmen - Jan 23, 2024
Sorry for your loss.
Esta Clyta & Deborah Carter - Jan 22, 2024
Sorry for your loss
Nicole Storms - Jan 19, 2024
My condolences to the family. May your memories of her bring you strength, joy and peace. I will miss seeing her and dancing with her at the Eagles. She brought me joy and I admired her greatly! Such a positive, upbeat spirit that anyone who spoke with her couldn't help but be lifted up.
Bustin Loose Band - Jan 15, 2024
So sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed when Pauline was at the Eagles. She absolutely loved Wipe Out. And we loved to do it for her. Rest easy Pauline.