The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 17, 2013

Gloria Powell

Published 6-18-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Gloria Powell, 69, of Garber, Okla., was the daughter of Leon and Vada Jane (Wade) Stanfill. She was born May 10, 1944, in Gainesville, Texas, but was raised by H.H. “Tobe” Pruitt and his wife Vada.

Gloria went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, Enid, Okla.

She graduated from Garber High School in 1962.

Gloria lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Texas, before returning to Garber, Okla., in 1984.

Gloria enjoyed her job. She went to work for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, District 5, as a case manager in 1988, and retired in 2010, after 22 years of service.

She married her sweetheart, Keith E. Powell on July 15, 1989, in Garber, Okla.

Gloria took great pride in Garber, and was the mayor of Garber for one year.

She was an avid shopper and enjoyed gardening when her health would allowed her to work in her flower beds. She enjoyed going to and watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and just loved having her family around.

Gloria was a member of First United Methodist Church and served on the board of trustee’s.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Garber. Pastor Linda Pope will officiate.   Interment will be in Garber Cemetery, Garber. Service is under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home, Garber.

Memorials may be made to charity of donor’s choice in care of Dugger Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Garber, OK 73738.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Keith of the home; son, Bradley Sanderson of Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Stacy Grubbs of Portales, N.M.; brothers, Larry Pruitt and Randy Pruitt, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Glenda Sutton of Edmond, Okla., and Melinda Cordero of Wells Point, Texas; and 17 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.H. “Tobe” Pruitt and Vada Pruitt, and one granddaughter.

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(Submitted by family)