KERRVILLE — Edo Mae Barnes Asbury Spicer, affectionately called Dodo by her grandchildren, passed over into the hands of the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, four days shy of her 88th birthday, in a local care center after a prolonged illness.
She was born Edo Mae Barnes on Nov. 1, 1924, in Tulsa, Okla, to George Harrod and Minnie Edo (nee Wallace) Barnes. Although she and her older sister, Lula Rose, spent their formative years in Harlingen at her maternal grandparents dairy farm, the family moved on to Kilgore in 1933, after a stopover in Houston when her father George Barnes went to work for Shell Oil Company. Edo attended public schools in Kilgore and graduated from Kilgore High School in 1942. She attended nursing school in Houston and went on to receive her nursing degree. She loved to play tennis and dance all night.