In Loving

Josephine Marie Spaur

May 31, 1934 – Dec 31, 2014

Josephine (Jo Marie) Amick Spaur, 80, of Louisa, Virginia, departed this life on December 31, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.Her family includes her husband of 60 years, Ernest E. Spaur, of Louisa; two sons, Tracy (Valerie) Spaur, Doug (Robin) Spaur; a daughter, Diane (Kaz) Semenov; and seven granddaughters, Melanie (Scott) Campbell, Nena Spaur, Christina (Chris) Dell, Stephanie Spaur, Brittany (Jessie) Shupe, Rebekah (Ryan) Means, Abigail Semenov; two brothers, James (Katie) Amick, Jr., Charles (Janet) Amick, Sr.; six great-grandchildren, Madalyn and Landon Campbell, Bryson and Brieleigh Shupe, Jett Dell and Naomi Means; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. James H. and Lula Amick; and three sisters, Marguerite Amick, Elizabeth Amick, and Mary Ann Massey.Jo Marie Spaur was born on May 31, 1934, in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from Anacostia High School in Washington, DC with the class of 1953. She attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. She married Ernest May 14, 1954, and they raised their family in Camp Springs, Maryland, and Louisa, Virginia. She was employed by Louisa County Public Schools as an administrative assistant and was a charter member of Louisa Huntington Community Nazarene Church.Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. on January 3, at New Life Community Church in Louisa, Virginia, with Rev. Doug Wade of Huntington Community Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Louisa. Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Friday January 2nd at Woodward Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Church of the Nazarene World Evangelism Fund.Jo stated that the greatest accomplishment of her life was the fact that all three of her children had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and were using their lives to glorify God. Her spiritual legacy was also strong among her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jo’s influence has touched the lives of hundreds of people over her life of ministry as children’s church teacher, alto singer, Sunday School teacher, prayer warrior, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and servant of Jesus Christ.