|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1937|
|Death: ||May 13, 2010|
The Shelby County Herald, Shelbyville, Shelby, Missouri, May 26, 2010
Viola Marie Powell, 72, Kirksville, formerly of Shelbyville, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Northeast Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 24, 1937, in Perry, MO., the daughter of Dana Edmund and Nana Frances (Utterback) Newell Sr. She married Lowell Herbert Powell on July 29, 1953, in Hannibal. He died October 27, 1988.
Survivors include two children, Mike Powell and wife, Ruth, Kirksville, and Pat Powell and wife, Karen, Mary Esther, FL; two brothers, Bill Newell, Lincoln, NE and Dana Newell, Blue Springs; one sister, Frances Thayer, Hannibal; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, he husband; three sisters, Margaret Peak, Dorothy Utterback and one in infancy.
Mrs. Powell was a graduate of Perry High School in Perry. She sang many years with the Alley Cats, a country and western band from Hannibal, performing shows throughout Missouri and the Midwest. She loved singing, playing the piano and guitar and learning new songs. She also enjoyed camping and trout fishing with her family.
After her retirement from Ortech in 2001, she traveled, attending many Cardinal games at Busch Stadium. She enjoyed watching baseball and basketball and Kirksville sports, especially wrestling.
Public visitation was held Monday, May 17, with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the funeral home. Interment followed at 2 p.m. at Grand View Cemetery in Hannibal.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home. P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501
Dana Edmund Newell (1902 - 1993)
Nana Frances Utterback Newell (1906 - 1988)
Lowell Herbert Powell (1930 - 1988)
William Eugene Newell (1925 - 2014)*
Viola Marie Newell Powell (1937 - 2010)
Grand View Burial Park
Created by: Paula D
Record added: Feb 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65201694
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