Gwen Ione Garrigues

October 27, 1919April 16, 2021

Gwen Ione Garrigues, 101, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 16, 2021. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS, 66208; and/or to the Scholarship Fund c/o Advancement Department of Ottawa University, 1001 S. Cedar, Ottawa, KS, 66067 or online at Ms. Garrigues was born on October 27, 1919, in Ordway, CO, and grew up in Sterling, Kansas. She attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, KS, and later earned her B.A. from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS. After graduation, Ms. Garrigues moved to Kansas City, MO. She worked for physicians in the Kansas City area for 37 years and retired from Kansas City Internal Medicine in 1987. She was an active member of Prairie Baptist Church, Prairie Village, KS. Ms. Garrigues was blessed with many dear friends, a love of travel, books and knitting. She leaves behind her niece, Shannon (Michael) Spangler and great-nephews Nathaniel (Madison) Spangler and Tyler (Brynna) Spangler; and nephew Tracy (Diana) Reynolds and great-nieces Alina and Briana Reynolds. Please share a memory at


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Barbara Gardner

May 1, 2021

Gwen was an inspiration to me. It was such a blessing to serve as treasurer of our American Baptist Women's Ministries along side Gwen, serving as secretary. Even when Gwen started having trouble with her sight and hearing, she found a way to not only get her job done, but get it done efficiently and without one complaint. With the aid of a recording devise, she was still serving at age 99. She gave of herself as long as possible.
Gwen was a true blessing and a joy to to be with. She will be missed very much

Bruce and Nancy Morgan

April 29, 2021

We were privileged to be a part of Gwen’s remarkable life for the last 17 years of her life. Her love of life, her commitment to Prairie Baptist Church, her passion for KU basketball, and her quick mind and charming sense of humor were endearing to us. We adored her and shall greatly miss her. She served her Lord faithfully.