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“My relationship with Gwen goes back many years. She was a faithful member of the Beville Road Church of Christ in Daytona Beach during the brief time...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Marianne Williams - Port Orange, FL

“I remember one time when me and my Grandmother used to make these weird experiments and i always made her try whatever we made first because i was...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Zack Trousdale - Coloma , MI

“To Shelia, Marty, Keith, Rose and all the Grandchildren, Some women leave their mark on the world by the way they live and the difference they make...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Hamlett Hettig - Eau Claire, MI

“With heartfelt sympathy to the family of Gwendolyn Trousdale. May your strength come from your faith in our Lord and may He bless you with peace and...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Hand - St. Joseph, MI

“Gwen was such a lovely lady. When she walked into the room, she carried herself so well. She was a kind soul, and I was grateful for her friendship...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Melnyk - St. Joseph, MI

“We were so sorry to read of the death of your mother. We didn't even realize that she was sick. She stopped in often to our Farm Market on her way...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Ken & Lyn Craig - Bob's Barn Farm Market - MI

“May Gwen live in our hearts for forever. She was loved by many. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Heather - Neighbor

“Gwen was a lovely lady. Her spirit will live on. She dialed my phone number by accicent one evening. I saw her a couple days later and told her she...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Heather - St Joseph, MI

“Oh Gwen, I loved you so! You were such a good friend to my mother and myself. I will miss you very much. Gwen's wonderful children and grandchildren ...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Heidi Monteith Kreindler - MI

“Marty and family, Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Always, Ken &...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Ken & Deb Strain - Coloma, MI

“moma im gona miss you so much im going to cherish all the great times we had you were there for us all & you had unconditonal love heaven got a...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: keith trousdale - daytona beach, FL

“It never mattered how long I was away, when ever I saw her at worship, she always had a big smile and a hug for me. I always considered her part of...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Paula Tysar (Paula Pillow) - FL

“I am so sorry for your lose. Your Mother was a terrific person and friend. We worked at Blossom Care Center for many years together in the activity...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Lillian Demler - Eau Claire, MI

“So sorry to hear of her passing. Just recently found out about her illness. My thoughts are with all of you during this time. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Michelle Riggle

“our hearts and prayers go out to the family. she wa a wonderful person and she will be missd . she is lying in the arms of our lord n no more...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: jack debbie b.j. k .k. n zac n angela - AL

“aunt maxine was a wonderful woman. she loved with her whole heart. she will be missed vey much. i loved her very much. with deepest sympathy n love...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: debbie n jackie phillips n family

“To all of Gwens family, I live at Lakeview Terrace. Gwen and I became friends right away. She took me out to the nursing home quite often to visit...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Debby Radke - St. Joseph, MI

“I enjoyed yeour mom very much, We only met a couple of years ago but we spoke offen. Gwen was a blessing for my brother Pat in the end he was happy...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Tina Rubino - FL


Gwendolyn Maxine Trousdale, 66, of St. Joseph, lost her fight with cancer Monday, February 22, 2010 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Church of Christ, 1495 E. Empire Ave., Benton Harbor with Rusty Stark officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may call from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign the Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Gwen was born March 20, 1943 in Minor Hill, Tennessee to William J. & Margie C. (Burgess) Faulkenberry. Gwendolyn devoted thirty plus years of her life to home health care & nursing. For the last seven years she had been employed by Comfort Keepers, where she was named Employee of the Year in 2009. Gwen was a member of the Benton Harbor Church of Christ on Empire Ave. She was affiliated with Lory’s Place and Hospice. Gwen loved to listen to music at the Box Factory, watch the sunsets, take nice long walks and visit the elderly and shut in. Her family and friends were very important to her. Most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren.

Gwen is survived by her children-Sheila (Jeffrey B. Smith) Trousdale-Smith of Daytona Beach, FL, Keith Trousdale of Daytona Beach, FL, Martin Trousdale of Coloma, Rose Robin (Barry) Kephart of Daytona Beach, FL; seven grandchildren-Sommer Smith, Zackary, Abigail, & Samantha Trousdale, Travis, Amber & Logan Kephart; her sister Mildred Pierce of Benton Harbor; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by a sister Hildred Thomas.