|Birth: ||Nov. 3, 1914|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 2010|
On September 6, 2010, Audrey Powell, Converse passed away at her home. She was 95 years old. She rejoins her beloved husband, Floyd Gilbert Powell, in heaven. She and Floyd were married on February 2, 1936.
Audrey's spirited character and enthusiasm for life made her a charismatic source of both wisdom and humor to those that knew her. Rarely one to shy away from expressing her opinion, her passion and individuality radiated in her role as family matriarch and voice of counsel to all that sought her advice. Her determined attitude and resolute demeanor often veiled her nurturing disposition and unceasing generosity. She was fondly thought of by many as being "Tough as Nails with a Heart of Gold"
Her caring affection and adoring commitment was never more exemplified than by her marriage to Floyd. In 73 years of marriage, their dedication and affection towards one another was inspirational and constantly served to remind friends and family of the love and happiness that they shared. Audrey was most passionate about her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and hearing of their travels and experiences.
She enjoyed living life to the fullest and did extensive traveling by motor coach and cruise ships. She and Floyd visited all 50 U.S. States, Canada, and Mexico and maintained lake houses on Lake Tippecanoe for many years entertaining family and guests throughout summers and on holidays. She took great pleasure in fresh flowers and would always smile brightly upon their gift or when gathering them from her own gardens.
She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Gilbert Powell, Converse; and by her son Joe G. Powell, Marion.
She is survived by her daughter and caregiver Sandra Marcele Powell, son Thomas Ray Powell, daughter-in-law Karen Tade Powell; Grandchildren Bart Gilbert (Sherry), Wendee Marcele Gilbert, Erik Gilbert( Christina ), Mark Floyd Gilbert, Tade Joseph Powell ( Robyn ); Malea Powell (Michael Wojcik), Tamier Ray Jones ( Marshall Jones ); Great-Grandchildren, Audrey Ellen Schwartz, Ellen Ray Jones, Joseph Tade Powell & Alexander Christian Powell,
Additional family members close to Audrey include: Elg Gilbert, Terry & Sheila Gilbert with Adam, Kristin, Devon, Lindsey; Chris & Dan Tharaldson with Nathan, Brennen, and Emily; Mick & Tabatha Gilbert with Ashley and Brandon ; Jan & Sean O'Connell with Megan, Conner, Mackenzie and Ian.
Special appreciation goes to family friends that were instrumental to her care: Sarah Bush, Dee Dee Wood, Lynn Collins, Tammy Cox, and Chaplin Steve Fleck of Guardian Angel Hospice. Additional caregivers include Pat Stanley, Barb Lakes, Alexandria Hughes, Danae Graber, Esther Graber, Rosemary Miller, Joanna Miller, Leann Wagler, Stephanie Stuller, Angie Boone, Jennifer Martin, Becca Bowlin, Jennifer Taylor. Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Rybolt Chapel, 314 North Washington St., Swayzee, IN . Burial is in Converse Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon to 1:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials made be made to the Swayzee Christian Church or favorite personal charity. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com
Floyd Gilbert Powell (1914 - 2009)
Joe G. Powell (1937 - 1997)*
Plot: Sec N
Created by: Ronald Baxter
Record added: Sep 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58428551