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Gwendolyn "Gwen" Sue Powers

June 12, 1946 — December 18, 2021

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Sue Powers (Spurlock) went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 18, 2021. She was 75 years old. Gwen was born June 12, 1946, in Rockport, Indiana to Clayton and Ruth (Reinhart) Spurlock. She was the only daughter with five brothers, raised in Rockport, until moving just across the Ohio River to Owensboro.

Gwen married Gary Lee Powers in August of 1972 and together they raised their two children, Jason Kipp and Cassandra Marie, residing briefly in Indianapolis before moving to the Denver, Colorado area in 1983. Not long after settling in Aurora, Colorado, they joined South Sheridan Baptist Church where they spent the next 11 years being proactively involved in the church and school as their children grew.

During that time, Gwen and Gary ran their own very successful independent insurance agency until his passing in 1998, after which she retired.

Gwen spent her later years being involved in the local church and helping anywhere else she could find an opportunity to help. Nearly any given day you could find her listening to Gaither Gospel Music, talking with friends and family, or solving the world's problems, never being shy to share her opinion. If you knew Gwen, you knew she would always lend you an ear, giving it to you straight, and always wanting to make sure you knew Jesus. She was never one to impose on your schedule. She was tough as nails. Gwen had the most generous heart, more than most of us can ever hope to have. She deeply loved her Lord Jesus and could not wait to meet Him. She was a grandmother, a mother, a wife, an aunt, a great-aunt, a sister, a daughter, and a faithful friend – and she was good at it. And, oh, how she loved to spoil her grandchildren!!

Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Gary L. Powers, her brother, Philip Spurlock, and her parents, Clayton Spurlock and Ruth (Reinhart) Spurlock.

Gwen is survived by her two children; Jason K. Powers (Ruth), and Cassandra Patton (Mark); her four grandchildren; Alana, Gavin, Kyla and Ethan; and her four brothers, Darryl Spurlock, Larry Spurlock, Kenn Spurlock, and Lenn Spurlock; in addition to her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

The funeral service will be noon Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 until 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until the service. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband.

Memories and condolences for the family of Gwen Powers may be left at www.glenncares.com

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 7, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Saturday, January 8, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

Hawesville, Hawesville, KY

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