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Rayella Spinelli

Rayella Spinelli, 88, daughter of Albert and Bertie (Shaw) Ford, was born on July 8, 1926 in Clarksville, Arkansas. A long-term resident of Skagit County, Washington, she passed away on November 29, 2014 at her home in Houston, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to Domenick Anthony Spinelli in 1946 and to this union six children were born. She spent her life caring for her family and home. She loved God, her family and others. She also loved her pets and enjoyed gardening, reading, drawing and sewing. Rayella was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Rayella was preceded in death by her parents; a baby brother; a baby sister; her husband, Domenick Spinelli, and their infant daughter, Loretta.

She is survived by five daughters, Sherry Wood and husband Chris of Milford, Pennsylvania, Babetta Spinelli and husband Richard Weyrich of Big Lake, Washington, Christina Kay Wimberley and husband Cordie of Houston, Missouri, Ramona Kellogg of Mt. Vernon, Washington, and Robin Jacob and husband Chandy of Oxnard, California; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Graveside services and burial will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor, Washington, on January 2, 2015 with the Rev. Cordie Wimberley officiating. Local arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at

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