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Gladys Lucile Hinaman Powell (Co-Founder of Economy Label) Passes Away at 97

01 Sep 2015 10:43 AM | Karen Summers (Administrator)

A Celebration of Life for Gladys Lucile Hinaman Powell, 97, who died August 29, 2015 will be held Saturday, September 5 at Hope Lutheran Church, 594 N Williamson Blvd. Daytona Beach, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Schmidt officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church. Gladys was born in Marion, Ohio on June 23, 1918 to Charles and Alice Hinaman. 

Gladys moved with her husband, John Harold Powell, who passed in 2007, and daughters to Daytona Beach in 1952. Gladys and her husband John founded, in 1954, Economy Label Sales Company, the manufacturer of the 1st weatherproof vinyl "Slip-On" label for the horticulture industry. Gladys and John endowed the John & Gladys Research Grant in order to show their commitment and support to the horticultural research institute. 

In addition to the 50 plus years of working with John in their business, Gladys was an avid golfer who loved to needle point, play cards, fish/boat, and travel around the world with her husband and family. Gladys was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and the Palmetto Club, both of Daytona Beach. 

She is survived by daughters, Sharon and her husband, Larry Cooper, Ocala, and Barbara and her husband, Joe Cameron, Daytona Beach; grandchildren Rob (Denise) Grooms, Daytona Beach; Khristy (Mike) Dean, Westminster, Colorado; and Cathi (Mike) Rodrigo, New Smyrna Beach; and five great-grandchildren, Robby and Tommy Grooms, Ally Kay Dean, Madison and Mackenzie Carlin, and nieces Marlene (Don) Crall; and Mary Kay Kottyan, both of Bucyrus, Ohio. Gladys was also loved and admired by her five step-grand-children and their eleven children. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 594 N Williamson Blvd. Daytona Beach, Fl 32114. Condolences may be sent to 213 Pleasant Valley Dr. Daytona Beach, Fl 32114 or 8798 SW 83rd Circle, Ocala, Fl 34481.

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