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(September 20, 1927 – January 18, 2015)

Gwendolyn L. Spencer, 87, of Midland, passed away on January 18, 2015 at Kindy Adult Foster Care. Gwendolyn was born on September 20, 1927, in Portland, Oregon to the late Henry and Rose (Seeds) Peterson. On March 21, 1948 Gwendolyn was married to Verdon V. Spencer in Wolf Point, Montana. He predeceased her in December of 1951. Gwendolyn was a member of Assembly of God Church (Christian Celebration Center) where she also taught Sunday school. Gwendolyn enjoyed oil painting, playing the guitar, knitting and crocheting. She was an avid reader and volunteered at the Open Door.Gwendolyn is survived by her daughter, Rhonda (Daniel) Duffner of Springfield, MO, brother, Phillip (Marlene) Blankenship, sister, Marilyn (Don) Droke and several nieces and nephews.Gwendolyn was predeceased by her brother, Mark Blankenship and sisters, Ruth Benson and Esther Blankenship.A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 am with Rev. James Shanks officiating. Friends may visit with the family on 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Open Door, 412 Buttles Street, Midland, MI 48640 . Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.