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Clipping hand dated July 8, 1956

Father of Redkey Residents Dies


John Sherman Powell, 68, Indianapolis corporation attorney, died Sunday at Robert Long Hospital there.  He was the father of John S. Powell Jr. and Mrs. Carl M. Hartman, both of Redkey 

Mr. Powell, who attended DePauw University and who obtained his law degree from Michigan University in 1910, was a World War I veteran.  He was a former vice president of United Telephone Co. and during his career served as counsel for Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and Pennsylvania Greyhound lines.  He was a native of Elkhart.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Launer Powell. 

Private funeral services will be Tuesday at an Indianapolis mortuary.  Other rites will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Market Street Methodist Church in Logansport.  Burial will be in Logansport. 

Other survivors are another son, Capt. Roger D. Powell of the Ft. Sill, Okla., Army post; another daughter, Mrs. William R. Matthews of Battle Creek, Mich., and nine grandchildren

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