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This ongoing project is the Obit collection of Bud Powell.
These consist mainly of Powell Obits from Kansas City newspapers.
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WILLIAM R.
MRS. JOHN E.
ELLEN C.
HARRY B.
L.A.
REYES JUSTO
LAMBERT
AMY A.
FREDA BERNICE
FAY
LAURA LEE
ORVAN SAMUEL
DELBERT J.
DAVID H.
LOUIS L.
PATRICIA
CLARA THOMAS
HERBER T.
LILLIAN
GEORGE W.
FRANCIS E.
BENJAMIN H.
LOIS M.
GEORGE O.
MARIE
HAROLD J.
RICHARD L.
MARIJO
HARRY W.
HAROLD J.
PAUL LEONARD
GERTRUDE S.
KATHEE
LANCE T.
RAY N.
HILDA BROWN
JOHN D.
GEORGE E.
BESSIE IRENE
RICHARD H.
JOEL BOURKE
LEE R.
MARY M.
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JOHN EDWARD
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RUTH F.
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Kansas City Star, Nov 25, 2001

RUTH F. POWELLNew Information
RUTH F. POWELL, 86, of Waverly, MO, passed away Friday, November 23, 2001, at the Fitzginnon Hospital in Marshall, MO. Ruth was born February 5, 1915, Waverly, MO, the daughter of Russell P. and Jennie Mae Closterman Sowers. She attended a country grade school, graduated from Waverly High School and attended Central Missouri University in Warrensburg, MO. Ruth taught at the Hitt School, Hazel Hill School, and the Waverly Elementry School for over ten years. She later was employed as a caseworker at the Division of Family Services in Carrol County for 29 years, retiring in 1980. On December 27, 1941, Ruth was married to Ralph Powell in Kansas City, KS; he preceded her in death on December 24, 1985. She was amember of the Waverly Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Roberta Sowers of Waverly, MO and Alice Larkin of Lexington, MO; several nieces and nephews, cousins and a considerable extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Russell Sowers and John Sowers; and two sisters, Anna Lee Sowers and Flossie Schlueter. Ruth will be remembered by her family and friends as being a very kind, gracious, thoughful and giving person. She enjoyed cooking, reading , gardening and "life on the farm." Ruth was a truly remarke woman who will be remembered with respect and admiration by everyone she touched. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Noverber 26, at the Waverly Baptist Church in Waverly, MO, with Reverend Mike Walker officiating. Burial will be the Waverly Cemetery. The family will receive freidns from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, November 25, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton, MO. The family suggests contributions to the Waverly Baptist Church or the Trinity Lutheran School in Alma, MO in memory of Mrs. Powell.


Kansas City Star, Dec 03, 2001

JOHN EDWARD POWELLNew Information
John Edward POWELL, age 91, of Lathrop, MO, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be 10:30 Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at the County Church located at the Antique Show Grounds south of Lathrop, MO, on 33 Highway. Burial in the Lathrop Cemetery in Lathrop, MO. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lathrop, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor, and Engine Association.

Dick was born May 7, 1910, near Gilliam, MO, and lived in the Lathrop area most of his adult life. He was a member of the Gilliam Baptist Church in Gilliam, MO, and was agraduate of the Gilliam High School. He was a charter member of the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractos, and Engine Association in Lathrop, MO, and a former member of the Cameron Saddle Club in Cameron, MO. Dick moved to Lathrop in 1930 to work in road construction. Then, during WWII, Dick moved to San Diego, CA, and in 1939, began work at Consolidated Aircraft, producing the B-24 Liberators. In 1945, he returned to Latahrop, MO, to begin farming.

On October 13, 1940, Dick was united in marriage to Frances Jones in Yuma, AZ, and she survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Flora Belle Powell; three brothers, Claude, Floyd and R. Powell: four sisters, May Epperson, Ann Homer, Irene Silver and Virginia Deis. He is survived by one son, Daryl Powell of Lathrop, MO; one daughter, Debra Heisler of Hershey, PA; five grandchildren, Andrea Powell, Chad D. Irby, Chet P. Irby, Justin R. M. Powell, Joshua R. Powell; one stepgrandson, Joseph Heisler III; two great-grandchildren; one brother, B. F. (Jack( Powell of Lathrop, MO; one sister, Frances Barnes of Excelsior Springs, MO.


Kansas City Star, Sept. 13, 2001

MARY MAXINE POWELLNew Information
MARY Maxine POWELL Morris, 87, Ossawatomie, KS, passed away September 12, 2001, at Miami County Medical Center, Paola, KS. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 15, at Osawatomie Cemetery. She will lie in state 1-8 p.m. Friday at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Osawatomie.
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Kansas City Times, 5 Nov 1980

WILLIAM R. POWELL
WILLIAM R. POWELL, 67, of 4723 W. 60th Terrace, Mission, KS, died Friday at a hospital in St. Louis. He was born in Porthee la Prarie, Manitoba, Canada, and had lived in this area 27 years. Mr. Powell was a vice president of the Pepsi-Cola Co. from 1952 to 1965 and had operated the A-1 Coffe Service since 1965. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Pius Catholic Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Clementine Powell of the home; a son, William Roger Powell Jr. , Springfield, MO; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Earnshaw, Lenexa, KS; a brother, Charles John Powell, Toronto; a sister, Mrs. Mary Nepiuk, Detroit, MI; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the chapel
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Kansas City Times, 18 Oct 1979

MRS. JOHN E. POWELL
MRS. JOHN E. POWELL, 67, of 5612 Saida, Kansas City, died Wednesday at Research Medical Center. She was born in Caldwell, Idaho, and had lived here 49 years. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. She leaves her husband, John E. Powell of the home; three sons, Dick E. Powell, Las Vegas, Nev., and John P. Powell and Eugene R. Powell of Kansas City; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl M. Griffin, Hickman Mills, MO; two brothers, Melburne Stehens, Kooskia, Idaho, and Gordon Irvin, Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Yvonne Ross and Mrs. Via Scholl, Kooskia, Idaho; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sheil Independence Avenue Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Chapel.
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Kansas City Star, 8 Mar 2001

ELLEN C. POWELL
ELLEN C. POWELL, 86, Braymer, MO, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Golden Age Nursing Home, Braymer. There were no scheduled services. Cremation.

Mrs. Powell was born May 5, 1914, the daughter of Jacob Walter and Blance (Eaves) Byers, in Coffeeville, MO. On August 22, 1936, she married Samuel F. Powell in Bethany, MO, preceding her in death in October of 1980. She was an electrologist in Braymer for several years. Mrs. Powell is survived by brothers, Edward Byers, Barstow, CA and Norman Byers, Cowgill, MO; sister, Beatrice Rice, Barstow, CA; several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.
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Kansas City Times, 9 Sep 1972

HARRY B. POWELL
HARRY B. POWELL, 67, Urbana, MO, formerly of the Kansas City area, died yesterday at Research Medical Center. He was born in Moulton, Iowa, and had lived here 47 years until moving to Urbana six months ago. He was a retired salesman for the Rostov Furnitue Company. Mr. Powell was a member of the Orient Masonic Lodge, The Scottish Rite, the Ararat Shrine Urbana Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and the White Shrine. He was a member of the Christian Church in Moulton. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Louise Powell of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Reid, 6910 Haskel, Kansas City, KS; three brothers, Dr. John Powell, Council Grove, KS; J. Perl Powell, Altadena, CA; and Alva Powell, Moulton; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Callen, Centerville, Iowa, and Elizabeth Bybbe, Bossier City, Iowa, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Newcomer Brush Creek Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.
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Kansas City Star, 18 Dec 1979

L. A. POWELL
L. A. POWELL, 80, of Branson, MO, formerly of the Kansas City area, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Branson. He was born in Eminence, MO, and had lived in Kansas City and Johnson County, KS several years before moving to Branson four years ago. Mr. Powell was a construction superintendent for several companies before retiring 5 years ago. He participated in the construction of Union Station. Mr. Powell leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Powell of the home; two sons, L. D. Powell, Springsfield, MO, and C. W. (Bill) Powell, 7119 Reeds, Overland Park, KS; two daughters, Mrs. Shannon Kimsey, Branson, and Mrs. Junita Cadwallader, Springfield, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thuirsday at Duncan Chapel in Eminence; burial in the Eminence Cemetery.
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Kansas City Star, 23 May 1981

REYES JUSTO POWELL
REYES JUSTO POWELL, 19, Liberty, died Wednesday at the home. He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., and had lived in this area since 1976. Mr. Powell was a senior at Liberty High School. He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Powell Sr. of the home; six brothers, Michael Powell Jr., Richmond, CA, James Powell, Puxico, MO, Charles Powell, Grand Junction, Colo., and Leroy Powell, Donald Powell and Christopher Powell of the home; two sisters, Miss Teresa Powell, Independence, and Miss Irene Powell,. Phoenix, Ariz.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Paubilta Sierra, Cashion, Ariz.; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frieda Powell, Lee's Summit. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, North. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at the Church-Archer-Pasley Chapel, Liberty, where friends may call until 8 p.m.
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Kansas City Times, 3 Aug 1980

JOEL BOURKE POWELL
JOEL BOURKE POWELL, SR, 81, Topeka, formerly of Independence, MO, died Thursday at a hospital in Topeka. He was born in Independence and had lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Powell was a mail carrier for the U. S. Post Office when he retired in 1969. He was a 5-year Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He also was a member of the Ararat Shrine and the Scottish Rite Bodies. Mr. Powell was an Army veteran of World War I. He leaves his wife, Mary E. Powell of the home; a son, Joel B. Powell Jr., Killeen, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell D. Edwards, Topeka; a brother, Richard Powell and a sister, Mrs. Lena V. Frost, both of Independence; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ott & Mitchelll Chapel; burial in the Buckner Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The Family suggests contributions to the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital, St. Louis.
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Kansas City Star, 17 Aug 1978

LEE R. POWELL
LEE R. POWELL, 83, Wichita, formerly of Edwardsville, died Tuesday at a hospital in Wichita. He was born in Edwardsville, and had lived in Atchison County, KS, most of his life before moving to Wichita 10 years ago. Mr. Powell was a section worker and agent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad 16 years and later was arural mail carrier in Lancaster, KS, 25 years before he retired in 1965. He was amember of the Atchison Presbyterian Church. He was a Mason. He leaves two sons, Donald Powell, Wichita, and Jack Powell, Hutchinson; a brother, Alfred Powell, Eagle Rock, CA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Sawin-Dyer Chapel, Atchinson; burial in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Assn.
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Kansas City Times, 7 Aug 1979

LAMBERT POWELL
LAMBERT POWELL, 83, of 3726 Oakland, Kansas City, KS, died Monday at Providence-St Maragert Health Center. He was a lifelong Kansas City resident. Mr. Powell was an electrical maintenance worker at the Midland Building, 1221 Baltimore, 20 years before he retired in 1962. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and a member of the Blessed Sacament Catholic Church and the Young of Hearts Senior Citizens Club.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Irene H. Powell of the home; three sons, Leo F. Powell, Blairstown, NJ, Lt. Cmdr. David L. Powell, San Diego, CA; and Bernard L. Powell, San Antonio, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy M. Smith, Grandview; a brother, John Powell, Prairie Village, KS; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Lorenz, Kansas City, KS; and 15 grandchildren. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church; burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gibson-Butler Chapel. Prayer service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at the chapel, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The famnily suggests contributions to the church.
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Kansas City Times, 17 Feb 1964

MRS. AMY A. POWELL
MRS. AMY A. POWELL, 88, of 801 Armour boulevard, died today at a nursing home at 1310 Armour. She was born in Flemingsburgh, KY, and lived in Kansas City 41 years. Mrs. Powell lived with her niece at her home 14 years. She was a member of the Central Presbyterian church. She formerly was amember of the Thomas benton chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She leaves a son, John H. Powell, jr. 750 West 47th; a brother, Seth Andrews, Flemingsburg, and a grandchild. Services will be at 11 o'clock at the Central Presbyterian church; burial in Elmwood cemetery.
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Kansas City Times, 24 Jul 1987

FRIEDA BERNICE POWELL
FRIEDA BERNICE POWELL, 75, Lee's Summit, died July 22, 1987, in the John Knox Care Center, 500 N. Murray Road, Lee's Summit. She was born in Paola, KS, and lived in Kansas City, KS, and Osawatomie, KS before she moved to Lee's Summit in 1976. Mrs. Powell was a registered nurse at Bell Memorial Hospital, the Osawatomie State Hospital and the Miami County Hospital, Paola, before she retired.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church. She was a member of the Silver Lake Lodge of the United Transportation Union Auxiliary. Survivors include seven sons, Charles Evans Powell, Buena Vista, Arkansas, David Luther Powell and Gregory William Powell of Paola, Michael Thomas Powell, Liberty, Patric Leroy Powell, Grand Prairie, TX, Timothy Joseph Powell, Neptune Beach, FL, and Martin Gerald Powell, Garland, TX; a daughter, Shannon Marie Witt, Kansas City; a brother, George Foresman, Jefferson City, two sisters, Roberta Cook, Iola, KS, and Winifred Berg, Grandview; 22 grandchildren, and eigth great-grandchildren. Services will be at 112 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Osawatomie; burial in the Osawatomie Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Eddy-Birchard Chapel, Osawatomie, where the rosary will be said at 8 p.m.
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Kansas City Times, 3 Jun 1981

MRS. FAY POWELL
MRS. FAY POWELL, 84, of 510 S. Huttig, Independence, died Monday at the Independence Sanitarium. She was born in Buffalo, MO, and had lived in this area 55 years. She was a member of the Mount Washington Baptist Church and the Longen Study Club.

She leaves a son, Army Col. Dudley F. Powell, Gathersburg, MD; and a brother, Paul Cox, Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Bass, Burlington, KS, and Mrs. Leona Rogers, Orient, OH; and two grandsons. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Carson Independence Xhapel; burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
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Kansas City Times, 16 Jun 1980

MRS. LAURA LEE POWELL
MRS. LAURA LEE POWELL, 83, a lifelong Fort Scott resident, died Saturday at a nursing home here. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Fort Scott First Christian Church. She leaves three sons, Robert E. Powell, Overland Park, Claude R. Powell, Canadian, Okla., and Wallace E. Powell Jr. of the home; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Konantz Chapel, Fort Scott; burial in Evergreen Cemetery here.
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Kansas City Times, 15 Sep 1974?

ORVAN SAMUEL POWELL
ORVAN SAMUEL POWELL, 71, Mapleton, KS, died Thursday at a hospital in Fort Scott, KS . He was born in Mapleton and had lived in that area all of his life. Mr. Powell was a farmer before he retired. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma E. Powell of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Opal McClellan, Independence, MO, and mRs. Virginia Sutterby, Mapleton; a brother, Otis Powell, Blue Mound, KS; a sister, Mrs. Maxine Tucker, Fort Scott; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairchild Chapel, Mound City, KS; burial in the Mapleton Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
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Kansas City Times, 21 Nov 1980

DELBERT J. POWELL
DELBERT J. POWELL, 77, Lake Worth, FL, operator of Powell's Cafe at 5th and Wyandotte from 1951 until he retired in 1966, died Saturday at the home. Mr. Powell had previously worked for the Loose Wiles Biscuit Co., managed a Piggly-Wiggly Store, and was a department manager at Katz Drug Store.

Mr. Powell was a member of the First Baptist Church, Odessa, MO. He was born in Odessa and had lived in this area from 1921 until moving to Florida in 1972.

He leaves a brother, Roy Powell, Kansas City; and two sisters, Mrs. Iva Slusher, Odessa, and Mrs. Grace Reed, San Antonia, TX.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hussman-Sparks-McDowell Chapel, Odessa; burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, KS.
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Kansas City Times, 01 Jan 1980

DAVID H. POWELL
DAVID H. POWELL, 82, of 221 W. 48th, who was active in financial and real estate circles here almost 40 years, died Saturday at St. Luke's Hospital.

Mr. Powell was vice president of the Paul Hamilton Co. before he retired and earlier was president of Ward Parkway Bank and served as manager of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. from 1948 to 1953.

He supervised the handling of disaster loans for Western Missouri and the state of Kansas after the Kansas City flood of mid-July 1951.

Mr. Powell joined the RFC in St. Louis in 1933 as an examiner in charge of bank reorganization, and two years later he was named assistant manager of the Kansas City office. He served as district director of the Federal Housing Administration from 1939 to 1948. He graduated from the Lawrenceville (NJ) School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Mr. Powell began his business career in 1919 with the Citizen's National Bank in Sedalia, of which his father and grandfather had been president. He was an Army veteran of World War I and was a member of the Military Order of the World Wars, the Sons of the Revolution, the Kansas City Club and the St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was born in Sedalia and had lived here 44 years.

He leaves his wife, Marion W. Powell of the home; a son, James W. Powell, Kansas City; and two grandchildren. Graveside services will be held today at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m./ Wednesday at the church. The family suggests contributions to the church.
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Kansas City Times, 16 Apr 1986

LOUIS L. POWELL
LOUIS L. POWELL, 73, St. Joseph, died Tuesday at hospital here. He was born in Stewartsville, MO, and had lived in St. Joseph since 1958. Mr. Powell worked for the St. Joseph School District and had retired in 1978. He was amember of the Ashland United Methodist Church, St. Jospeh, and its Keystone Sunday School class, He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Powell of the home; two sons, Wilbur D. Powell, St. Joseph, and Larry L. Powell, Canoga Park, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Linda K. Kagay, Kansas City; a brother, Lloyd Powell, Stewartsville; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church; burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, MO. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Newcomer Colonial Chapel, St. Joseph.
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Kansas City Times, 23 Jan 1988

PATRICIA POWELL
PATRICIA POWELL, 40, Platte City, died Jan. 21, 1988, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She was born in St. Joseph and lived in Platte County most of her life. Mrs. Powell had worked in the customer service department of Metro Park Warehouses Inc. since 1981. She was a member of the St. Therese North Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, William H. Powell, a son, Jeffery Samuel Powell, and two daughters, Elizabeth Maxine Powell and Billie Louise Powell, all of the home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Searcy of Platte City; two brothers, Jerry Searcy, Detroit, and Joe Searcy, , Dallas; and a sister, Carolyn Stubbs, Platte City. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church; burial in the Platte City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rollins Chapel, Platte City, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
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Kansas City Times, ?? Apr 1984

MISS CLARA THOMAS "TOMMY"
MISS CLARA THOMAS "TOMMY" POWELL, 92, of 1319 Main St., Parkville, died Saturday, in a nursing home at 4701 Cliff View Drive, Riverside. She was born in Kansas City and lived in Los Angeles from 1911 until she moved to Parkville in 1948. Miss Powell was a high school Physical Education teacher in Los Angeles before she retired in 1948. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Garveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Walnet Grove Cemetery, Parkville.
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Kansas City Times, 30 Jun 1986

HEBER T. POWELL
HEBER T. POWELL, 89, Independence, longtime chairman of Selective Service Board No 51, died Saturday at the home. Mr. Powell worked for the McPike Drug Co. for 50 years and retired as traffic manager in 1973. He was a member of St. Matthew's Episcapal Church. He was a member of the Citizens Association of Kansas City and was campaign manager for Kansas City Mayor John B. Gage in the 1940s. He was past president of the Kansas City Traffic Club. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a 50-year member of the American Legion.

He was born in Little Genessee, NY, and lived in this area since 1922. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Natalie Hamilton, Independence, and a granddaughter. Memoral services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church; cremation. Friends may call from 6:45 to 7:30 Wednesday at the church. The family suggests contribution to the Heber T. Powell memorial fund at the church.
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Kansas City Times, 14 Aug 1986

MRS. LILLIAN POWELL
Springfield - MRS. LILLIAN POWELL, 79, Marshfield, MO, died Tuesday, at a hospital here. Mrs. Powell was born in Wisconsin and lived in Arkansas until she moved to Marshfield 10 years ago. She leaves three sons, Francis Powell, Marshfield, Harlin Powell, Lee's Summit, and Verlin Powell, Kansas City; three daughters, Mrs. Alvena Gates, Oak Grove, Mrs. Macy Elder, Kansas City, and Mrs. Dianne Hedquist, Shawnee; a sister, Mrs. Myra Mae Gillingham, Shannon, IL; 29 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Barber-Edwards-Arthur Chapel, Marshfield; burial in the Three Brothers (ARK) Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
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Kansas City Times, ?? Apr 1987

GEORGE W. POWELL
GEORGE W. POWELL, 89, of 1319 Main St. Parkville, a retired lawyer, died Friday at a retirment center at 500 N. Murray Road, Lee's Summit, where he had lived several years.

Mr. Powell had been a lawyer with the Kansas City Title Insurance Co. 40 years before he retired in 1964. He was an Army veteran of World War I. He had lived in Parkville area 80 years. Friends may call until service time at the Francis Chapel.
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Kansas City Times, 25 Feb 1982

FRANCIS E. POWELL
FRANCIS E. POWELL, 65, of 12305 Pawnee Lane, Leawqood, KS, died Tuesday at St. Jospeh Hospital. He was born in Monument, CO, and had lived in this area 36 years. Mr. Powell was an operations manager for Butler Paper. He attended Central Baptist Seminary, Kansas City. He was past treasurer of the Turner Lions Club and a past member of the Lindbergh Elementry School Board, Kansas City, KS. He was a member of the Leawood Cory Club. He was an Army Air Corps Medical Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Leawood Baptist Church and earlier had been a Sunday school superintendent and deacon at the Fairview Bapist Church, Kansas City, KS.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alberta L. Powell of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Connee Sanders, Clinton, MO, and Mrs. Julona Gaines, Leawood; three brothers, Richard Powell, Clinton, MO, Leslie Powell, Yuma, Arizona, and Earl Powell, Lawrence, KS; his mother, Mrs. Susie Powell, Clinton; and four grandchildren. Services will be at noon Friday at the Leawood Baptist Church; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Mount Moriah Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, the Gideon Society or the Salvation Army.
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Kansas City Times, 21 Jul 1981

BENJAMIN H. POWELL
BENJAMIN H. POWELL, 50, OF 8314 Sagamore, Leawood, KS, died Monday at St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Eminence, MO, and had lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Powell worked for the Union Pacific Railroad 20 years before he retired. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Swope Park Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Powell, and two sons, Doug Powell and Randy Powell, all of the home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Moriah Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church.
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Kansas City Times, 2 Jan 1987

LOIS M. POWELL
LOIS M. POWELL, 64, Raytown, died Wednesday at Park Lane Medical Center. She was born in Moberly, MO, and had lived in this area for 40 years. Mrs. Powell was a calculator operator for the Skelly Oil Co. for 19 years and retired in 1961, She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytwon. She leaves her husband, Charles G. Powell, and a son, Glenn Mitchell Powell, both of the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the church.
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Kansas City Times, 12 Mar 1987

GEORGE O."Pappy" POWELL
GEORGE O."Pappy" POWELL, 85, of the Lee's Summit Nursing Center, 615 SW Oldham Parkway, Lee's Summit, died March 10, 1987, at the Lee's Summit Community Hospital.. He was born in Cockrell in Jackson County, MO and lived in this area most of his life. He moved to Reeds Springs, MO in 1966 and returned to Kansas City in 1981. Mr. Powell was a welder for Black, Sivalls and Bryson, Inc. for 20 years and retired in 1966. Survivors include his wife, Bertha M. Powell of the home; a son, Joe Walter, Lee's Summit; and two grandsons. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Lee's Summit Nursing Center.
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Kansas City Times, 12 Mar 1987

MARIE POWELL
MARIE POWELL, 72, died March 10, 1987, in the Bedford Manor nursing home, Gardner in Johnson County, where she lived. She was born in Cabool, MO, and lived in this area for 45 years. She was a cashier at the King Louie Bowling Center on the Country Club Plaza for 5 years and retired in 1966. She was a member of the Michigan Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Leslie Powell, Olathe; two daughters, Louise B. Grace, Kansas City, and Shirley L. Breeding, Jefferson City; a brother, Sidney Noel, Kansas City; a sister, Rosalee Langlands, Buellton, CA; and six grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Newcomer's White Chapel; burial in Memoal Park Cemetery, Kansas City. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
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Kansas City Star, Apr 18, 1993

HAROLD J. POWELL
HAROLD J. POWELL, 83, Harrisonville, MO, died April 17, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dickey Chapel, Garden City, MO; burial in the Garden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. Mr. Powell was born near Osceola, MO, and moved to Harrisonville in 1925. He was a radio and television technician for Bill Gray's Furniture and Hardware in Pleasant Hill in Cass County before he retired. He attended the East Lynne (MO) Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Lone Powell of the home; two sons, James D. Powell Garden City, and Leslie H. Powell, Harrisonville; three daughters, Peggy E. Bachman, Lee's Summit, and Lorrine M. Taylor and Sharon K. Flanary of Harrisonville; a brother, Vernon Powell, Garden City; two sisters, Marie Nieman, Appleton City, MO, and Laurie Christensen. Lowry City, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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Kansas City Star, Apr 19, 1993

RICHARD L. POWELL
RICHARD L. POWELL, 77, Cameron, MO, died April 18, 1993, at a hospital in St. Joseph. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhodes Chapel, Brookfield, MO; burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookfield. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Poland-Thompson Chapel, Cameron, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhodes Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Powell was born in Bucklin, MO, and lived in Brookfield and St. Jospeh before moving to Cameron 5 1/2 years ago. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 34 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cameron. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Powell of the home; two sons, Richard L. Powell, Vancouver, WA, and Larry Ray Powell, Kansas City; five daughters, Jane O'Dell, Linda McCune and Bobbie Williams of Brookfield, Janet Allnutt, Chillicothe, MO, and Betty Sue Ireland, Bosworth, MO; a step-son, Sterling Silver, Osborn, MO; two step daughters, Charlotte Reed, Cameron, and Darlene Gillip, Galena, IL; three sisters, LaVerne Webb, Des Moines, Iowa, Alice Riddle, St. Joseph, and Linnie Riddle, Loveland, CO; 18 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
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Kansas City Times, 28 Sep 1988

MARIJO POWEL
MARIJO POWELL, 65, Mission, KS, died Sept. 27, 1988, at the home. She was born in Kansas City and lived in this area most of her life. Mrs. Powell was asocial worker for the Wyandotte County American Red Cross and was a service volunteer to military families and veterans. She was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, its Holy Name Circle and the daughters of Isabella. Her husband, Air Force Lt. Col. Donald L. Powell died in 1969. Survivors include a son, Patrick Powell, Mission, a daughter, Pat Breer, Shawnee; seven grandchildren. Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at the church; burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m.. The family suggests contributions to Cancer Action Inc.
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Kansas City Times, 22 Sep 1988

HARY W. "Hoot" POWELL
HARY W. "Hoot" POWELL, 69, Plattsburg, MO, formerly of Clay County, died Sept. 20, 1988, in a nursing home in Lathrop, MO. He was born in Holt and lived in Liberty before moving to Plattsburfg in 1980. Mr. Powell was a mechanic for Trans World Airlines Inc. for 29 years and retired in 1982. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Liberty and the American Legion in Plattsburg. He was a member of the Liberty Christain Church. His first wife, Martha Powell, died in 1980.

Survivors include his wife, U'Lee Powell of the home; a daughter, Susan Stringfellow, Gunnison, Colo., a stepson, Edward Sellers, Belton; a stepdaughter, Nancy Crockett, Whitney, TX; a grandson; six stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bailey Chapel, Holt; military graveside services will be at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
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Kansas City Star, Apr 18, 1993

HAROLD J. POWELL
HAROLD J. POWELL, 83, Harrisonville, MO, died April 17, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Dickey Chapel, Garden City, MO; burial in the Garden City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. Mr. Powell was born near Osceola, MO, and moved to Harrisonville in 1925. He was a radio and television technician for Bill Gray's Furniture and Hardware in Pleasant Hill in Cass County before he retired. He attended the East Lynne (MO) Community Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lone Powell of the home; two sons, James D. Powell Garden City, and Leslie H. Powell, Harrisonville;, three daughters, Peggy E. Bachman, Lee's Summit, and Lorrine M. Taylor and Sharon K. Flanary of Harrisonville; a brother, Vernon Powell, Garden City; two sisters, Marie Nieman, Appleton City, MO, and Laurie Christensen. Lowry City, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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Kansas City Times, 31 Aug 1989

PAUL LEONARD POWELL
PAUL LEONARD POWELL, 83, Independence, died Aug 28, 1989, at the Independence Regional Health Center.He was born in Savannah, MO, and lived in St. Joseph before moving in Independence 30 years ago. Mr. Powell was a building contractor before he retired. He was a member and trustee of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Independence. His wife, Hortense Powell, died in 1983.

Survivors include two sons, Paul L. Powell, Jr, Oakland CA, and Lawrence K. Powell, Independence; a brother, Virgil S. Powell, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; burial in Sexton Cemetery, Savannah. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Bullock Chapel, St. Joseph, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.
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Kansas City Times, 21 Feb 1989

GERTRUDE S. POWELL
GERTRUDE S. POWELL, 80, Blue Springs, MO, died Feb. 19, 1989, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Powell was a member of the Third Church of Christ Scientist of Kansas City. She was a former member of the Kansas City Young Matrons. Her husband, William E. Powell, who owned the Bill Powell Sports Shop in Kansas City from 1946 to 1954, died in 1971.

Survivors include a son, William D. Powell of the home; a sister, Mary S. Wilcox, Kansas City; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Newcomer's Stine & McClure Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Assn.
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Kansas City Star, 23 May 1981

MS. KATHEE POWELL SHINDLER
MS. KATHEE POWELL SHINDLER, 34, Taos, N.M., formerly of this area, died May 11 at a hospital in Taos. She was born in Kansas City, KS, and lived here most of her life. She was a graduate of Bishop Miege and Donnelly College. Ms. Shindler was a Catholic. She leaves two daughters, Kellee Jo Shindler and Shauna Lee Shindler, both of the home; her mother, Mrs. Marijo Powell, Mission, KS; one sister, Mrs. Donna Elsenbarth, Overland Park; a brother, Patrick Powell, Mission. Services were held May 14 at St. Francis de Assist Catholic Church in Ranchos de Taos, N.M.; burial near Embudo, N.M. A memorial mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mission.
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Kansas City Times, 2 Apr 1983

LANCE T. POWELL
LANCE T. POWELL, 27, Golden Valley, Minn., formerly of Kansas City, died Dec. 12, 1982, at a hospital in Minneapolis. He was born in Salina, KS, lived in Kansas City from 1965 to 1970 and had moved to Golden Valley last year. Mr. Powell was special agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Co. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi law fraternity. He leaves his parents. Mr. Dale B. Powell and Mrs. Gladys Powell, a brother, Dallas Powell, and a sister, Miss Dalene "Mitty" Powell, and a grandmother, Mrs. Helen Powell, all of Lincoln; and his fiancee, Ms. Susie Bartunek, Minneapolis. Services were Dec. 17.
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Kansas City Times, 9 Aug 1983

RAY N. POWELL SR
RAY N. POWELL SR, 72, of 6527 Marty St., Overland Park, KS, died Sunday at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was born in Boone County, MO, and had lived in this area 50 years. Mr. Powell worked for Holsum Foods for 43 years before he retired as sales manager. He was a member of St. Mark's on the Santa Fe Trail United Methodist Church. He was a member of Local 335 of the Teamsters union. He was a member of both the Kansas City and Kansas City, KS, restaurant associations and the Chefs and Stewards Association of Greater Kansas City.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Juanita M. Powell of the home; three sons, Glen S. Powell of the home, Ray N. Powell Jr., Paola, KS, and Wayne M. Powell, Overland Park; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Schwiefert, Overland Park; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m./ Wednesday at the Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel.
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Kansas City Times, 13 Sep 1981

MRS. HILDA BROWN POWELL
MRS. HILDA BROWN POWELL, of 801 W. 64th Terrace, wife of George E. Powell Sr., former chairman of the board of Yellow Freight Systems Inc., and a well-known civic leader, died Friday at a nursing home in Princeton, NJ.

Mrs. Powell was a member of the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist.

Her husband had been chairman of the board of Yellow Freight Systems Inc., and helped lead the $102.3 million bond campaign in the 1967 that included $43 million for the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex. She was born in Niagra Falls, NY, and had lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She also leaves a son, George Powell Jr., Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Majorie Brown Allen, Kansas City, and Mrs. Marilyn Louise McLoed, Weston, MO; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Private services for the family members will be at home. The family suggest contributions to the church or Planned Parenthood.
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Kansas City Times, 20 Dec 1983

JOHN D. POWELL
JOHN D. POWELL, 14, of 6904 N.W. 74th Terrace, died Sunday at Children's Mercy Hospital. He was a lifelong area resident. John was a former Boy Scout. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Patricia Powell of the home; his father, Jospeh A. Powell, Riverside; a brother, Joseph A. Powell, Seattle; a sister, Miss Nancy J. Powell, Kansas City, KS; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lorena Powell, Kansas City; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Morse, Detroit. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Newcomer White Chapel; private graveside services.
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Kansas City Star, 31 Dec 1981

GEORGE E. POWELL SR.
GEORGE E. POWELL SR., 823, former president and chairman of the board of Yellow Freight System and longtime community leader, died Sunday at his home at 801 W. 64th Terrace. Mr. Powell's civic involvements over the last 50 years included leadership roles in the revenue bond campaign for construction of Kansas City International Airport in 1966 and the bond drive in 1967 for the Harry S, Truman Sport Complex.

Mr. Powell spent his first 30 years in Kansas City in the banking business, dividing his time between the Traders Bank and Baltimore Bank. He later served as hairman of the board of Traders Bank. He bough Yellow Freight in 1952, rescuing the trucking firm from bankruptcy and building it into a gaint in the industry. The firm is now the third-largest in the country.

Mr. Powell's communtiy involvement included the chairmanship of the committee that pushed for passage of Kansas City's earning tax in 1963, expanding the tax base for city services. Two years later he was chairman of the committee that helped push through the passage of city bonds for basic services. In addition, he was instrumental in the effort that brought public television programing to Kansas City with the establishment of Channel 19.

Mr. Powell, a native of Linneus, MO, moved to Kansas City in 1917, first working as a teller at the Traders Bank. In 1922 he moved to Baltimore Bank. In 1922 he moved to Baltimore Bank, then known as the 12th Street Bank, working as cashier. There, one of his most famous customers was Harry Truman, whose haberdashery was on the corner near the bank. Mr. Powell subsequently moved back to Traders Bank.

In 1947 Mr. Powell moved from banking intothe trucking industry, joining Riss and Co., where he served as president for five years. In 1952 he and his son, George E. Powell Jr. bought control of Yellow Freight moving the headquarters from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Kansas City. >Throughout the years he was active in the American Trucking Association and American Institute of Banking.

Mr. Powell founded the Powell Family Foundation whose principal beneficiaries have been youth organizations. He was a member of the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist. Mr. Powell was a leader in the Chamber of Commerce and a major fund-raiser for the American Royal.His club memberships included the Mission Hills Country CLub, the Kansas City COuntry club and the Kansas City Club. He was also a member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club. He served in the Army during World War I. He was a graduate of the Chillicothe Business College and attended the Rutgers University graduate banking program for three years.

Besides his son, of Kansas City, he leaves two brothers, Herman A. Powell, Brookfield, MO, and Ben D. Powell, Sheridan Wyo.; a sister, Mrs. Grace E. Turner, North Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Brown Allen, Prairie Village, KS, and Mrs. Marilyn Louise McLeod, Weston, Mass., nine grand children and two great-grandchildren.

>Private funeral services for the family will be held; cremation. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church or Boy Scouts Camp Powell.
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Kansas City Times, 21 May 1981

MISS BESSIE IRENE POWELL
MISS BESSIE IRENE POWELL, 77, San Francisco, died Jan 2 at the home. She was born in Parkville, and lived in San Francisco since 1923. Mrs. Powell was a physical education teacher in Mission and Balboa hig schools in San Franciscon 32 years before she retired in 1955. She also was a basketball and field hockey official and coach. She was a member of the San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubs and had won tournaments in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and England. Miss Powell was a member of the American Red Cross during World War II and served with the British Motor Corp. She was graduated from Park College and Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia, and had attended the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, New York. She was a member of the San Francisco and National Retired Teachers association.

She leaves a brother, George Powell, Lee's Summit, and a sister, Miss Tommie Powell, Parkville. Cremation; inurnment May 7 in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Parkville. The family suggests contributions to the Bess Powell Memorial Scholarship Fund, Balboa High School, San Francisco.
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Kansas City Star, 05 Apr 2001

RICHARD H. POWELL
RICHARD H. POWELL, 87, Clinton, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Vencor Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Family suggests contributions to the Troop 430 Scout Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Dick was born in Horace, KS. He had lived in kansas City, Bonner Springs, and Topeka before moving to Clinton. He worked for Sherman Plumbing for 30 years befopre he retired in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the Elks, where he was a past exalted ruler and past secretary-treasurer. He was a member of the Eagles and the Clinton Country Club for 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia G. Powell of the home; two sons, Dennis Powell and wife Loretta of Clinton, and Timothy Powell and wife Peggy of Montrose, MO; brother, Earl D. Powell of Lenora, KS; and three grandchildren.
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Kansas City Times, 7 Sep 1971

WILLIAM E. POWEL
WILLIAM E. POWELL, a well known sports figure here, died Wednesday at St. Lukes Hospital. Mr. Powell, of Blue Springs, was 63 years old.

He was born in Peoria, IL and had lived here most of his life. Mr. Powell was the former owner of Bill Powell sports shop on the Country Club Plaza. He had been associated with Barco Office Equipment Company the last 16 years.

A graduate of Westport High School, Powell lettered in his junior and senior years in football, baseball and track. He was a member of the relay team that set interscholastic records in the 880- and 440--yard relay events in Manhattan, KS the same after noon. He attended the University of Kansas and lettered in track there. Powell then joined the staff of A. G. Spalding Brothers and handled professional golf equipment 10 years. He coached the Rockhurst College basketball team from 1945-1947.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Gertrude S. Powell of the home; a son, William D. Powell, 12105 W. 92nd, Lenexa, KS; his mother, Mrs. Theodosia P. Smith, Blue Springs; two grandsons. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stine and McClure Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
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