Wadena Burns Spitzer


Wadena Burns Spitzer, 89, died Sept. 18, 2003 in Payson. She was born July 13, 1914 in Clintonville, W. Va. She was one of 11 children.

Mrs. Spitzer is survived by her children, James Spitzer and Sherry Ritchie; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, W.O. Burns and Willys Burns; sisters, Juanita Woollard, Wilma Johns, Winona Callison and Jane Totten.

A visitation was held Sept. 22. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., with visitation one hour prior, Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Lewis Spitzer, at Green Lawn Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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