Mariann Twist Spencer, age 64, of Tower Lakes, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at The Wealshire in Lincolnshire.
She was born June 1, 1949 in Chicago to George and Lillian Twist. Mariann received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She attended law school at Northwestern University in Evanston, where she earned her J. D. degree. Following graduation from law school, Mariann worked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She then worked at Baxter Healthcare Corporation where she specialized in Labor Law and from there went to Motorola as their Corporate Counsel.
She enjoyed traveling to Ireland, gardening and crafts.
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Spencer of McHenry and Elizabeth Spencer of Buffalo Grove; a grandson, Ryker Schaffer; and a brother, James Twist of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, January 10, in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials are suggested to Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.