Willa Dean Spillman Crowell (Sydney) passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Sydney was born on November 21, 1923 to William Bryan and Ada O. (Smith) Spillman.
Sydney grew up on a farm in Kincaid, Kansas and was a graduate of Blue Mound High School. She attended college at Pittsburg Teachers College, and was a member of Tri Sigma Sorority. She received a bachelors degree in Home Economics and taught in Cottonwood, Kansas. She also worked full time for a number of years for Doolittle equipment company.
Sydney loved to watch NASCAR racing and her favorite driver was Jimmie Johnson. She always enjoyed making new recipes, reading cookbooks, and collecting recipes. Sydney also enjoyed other passions, such as planting flowers, and working in the yard, even on the hottest of days. She always liked trying new flowers, and lots of colorful plants.
Sydney lived at John Knox Village, close to her sister, at the time of her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50+ years, J.T. Crowell; her parents Bill and Ada Spillman; brother and sister-in-law Lyle and Dorothy Spillman; and brother Freddie Spillman. She is survived by her sister Marcine June (Spillman) Mayse, sister-in-law Patsy Spillman; nieces and nephews: Sherri Koeller, Ronnie (Daisy) Spillman, Randy (Deena) Spillman, Kelli (Murv) Morehead, Marla (Dane) Wilson, Mike Spillman; and several great nieces and nephews.
The Graveside Service for Willa Dean will be held on Saturday, May 8th at 1:00 PM at Kincaid Cemetery in Kincaid, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Arthritis or Alzheimer's Foundations.
. Graveside Service Kincaid Cemetery
Saturday, May 08, 2021
Kincaid, Kansas 66039