November 24, 2014

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Gloria J. Powell

Powell_GloriaGloria J. Powell (nee Fern), 69, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 17 , 2014 at the Wesleyan Village of Elyria, following a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1945 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Gloria was a hairdresser for 35 years. She was a 1963 graduate of Admiral King High School in Lorain.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Dan; daughter, Kim (Angel Jr.) Laureano of Elyria; son, Marc of Elyria; grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Kayla Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Julianna, Mila and Cary; sister, Barbara (Milton) Benny of Mercersberg, Pennsylvania; brother, James (Barbara) of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Elsie (nee Ramsell); sister, Grace Porter; and her brother, Jack.

Family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until the time of service at 4 P.M., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626. The Reverend Milton Benny will officiate. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com