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Shirley Spainhoward Saunders

August 6, 1937 — November 7, 2019

Shirley Spainhoward Saunders, 82, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Owensboro Center. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on August 6, 1937 to the late Jesse and Velma Isbell Veazy. Shirley was retired from Miles Farm Supply where she was employed as the secretary office manager. She was a member of Fairmont Baptist Church in Minnesota. Shirley enjoyed shopping, camping, fishing, going to yard sales, and watching the Hallmark channel.

Along with her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her first husband, Harold Spainhoward, her brother, Donald Isbell, and 2 grandchildren, Caitlin Sikes and Christopher Spainhoward.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 13 years, Dale Saunders, her children, Gary Spainhoward, Lori (Armando) Spainhoward Mendoza, both of Owensboro, Kim (Roger) Spainhoward Sikes, of Utica, Mischelle Spainhoward McDaniel, of Florida; her 4 step-children, Vicky Goshorn, Wesley Saunders, Beverly Billings, and Timothy Saunders; her grandchildren, Ashley Sikes, Marisa Visnofsky, Brad Sikes, Maria Rios-Mendoza, Celena Crabtree; 2 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Asher Visnofsky, and her beloved dog, Molly.

Services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with Reverend Mitch Donahue officiating. Entombment to follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, and again 9:00 am to 11:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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Haley McGinnis Funeral Home

519 Locust St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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