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Joanne L. Spady 57, of Libby

by The Western News
| October 7, 2011 4:06 PM

Joanne Lynn Spady, 57, passed away at

her home in Libby, Mont., on Oct. 2, 2011.

She was born Nov. 16, 1953, in Libby to

Robert “Bud” and Evelyn (Knutson) McNulty. Joanne grew up and

attended school in Libby.

On Dec. 18, 1971, she married Stuart

Spady in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. They returned to Libby, making their

home there.

Joanne loved flowers and taking care of

their yard. She was also very ‘crafty’—enjoying crocheting, making

candles, going through old pictures and making scrapbooks.

Some of her most enjoyable moments were

with her grandchildren. Joanne loved being a grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her

parents Robert and Evelyn McNulty; brothers Robert McNulty and

Richard McNulty; step-dad Earl Schulke; and father-in-law Raymond


Survivors include her husband Stu Spady

of Libby; children Rob Spady, Stuart Spady Jr., and Sommer Schulte

(Timber); mother-in-law Doloris Spady, all of Libby; siblings Larry

(Cheryl) McNulty of Mount Vernon, Wash.; Linda (Steve) Risley and

Lois (Duane) Skranak both of Libby; and Nancy Rice of Belgrade,

Mont; eight grandchildren Zoie, Xander, Aaliyah, Jayce, Kylie,

Tanner, Taryn, and Shelby; step brothers and sisters Nancy Schulke,

Jerry Schulke and Sue and Jerry Ellenfelt.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7,

2011, at the Christian Church, 100 Kootenai River Road, in


Family and friends called at the

Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home, 422 W 2nd St, in Libby

from 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.