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Powell Obits
Wyandotte County, Kansas

This ongoing project is the Obit collection of Bud Powell.
These consist mainly of Powell Obits from Kansas City newspapers.
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CLEO N. POWELL, 80, former mayor of Excelsior Springs, died Tuesday at a hopistal there.
Mr. Powell operated the Powell Furniture Store in Excelsior Springs 40 years before he retired in 1970. He served on the Excelsior Springs City Council in 1945 and 1946 and was mayor in 1946 He was a member of the Flack Memorial Christian Church. Mr. Powell was born in Winston, MO, and had lived in Excelsior Springs 60 years.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Valentine Powell of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Irma Baird, Ecelsior Springs, and Mrs. Wanda Valentine, Rome, NY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Mildred Ellerman, Fort Meyers, Fla.; a brother, Vincil Powell, Phoenix; a sister, Mrs. Cleta Morgan, Excelsior Springs; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pritchard Chapel, Excelsior Springs; burial in Alta Vista Cemetery, Maysville, MO. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the chapel.
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Obituray, KC Times

DR. NELSON E. POWELL, 53, 0f 9521 Linden, Overland Park, KS, a pathologist at St. Lukes Hospital since 1965, died Sunday at the home.

Dr. Powell was graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1955.
Dr. Powell was a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Medical Association. He was a member and past president of the Kansas Pathologist Society and a member of Phi Beta kappa and the Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity.
He was a Navy Veteran and a member of the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
He was born in Concordia, mo, and lived here 30 years.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maellen Powell of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Cynthis Marshall, Sweeny, TX; and Miss Rebecca Powell, Lawrence, KS; a brother, John Powell, Dearborn, Mich. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the St. Lukes Hospital Medical Foundations or to the church. Cremation.

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VIRGIL A. POWELL, 70, Warsaw, MO, formerly of this area, died Friday at Trinity Luthern Hospitaal. He was born in Fairbury, Neb., and had lived in Oak Grove, Kansas City and Independence before moving to Warsaw eight years ago. Mr. Powell was a Superintendent for the Midwest Precote Co. before he retired 15 years ago. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nina E. Powell of the home; a son, Richard L. Powell, Oak Grove; two daughters, Miss Lois Jeanne Powell, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jennie Soetaert, Kansas City; a brother, Roy E. White, Independence; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Koontz, Oak Grove, and Mrs. Vada Feldman, Blue Springs; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Sevices will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royer Chapel, Oak Grove; burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
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J. EDWIN POWELL, 71, of Odessa, died Saturday at the Stephenson's Motel in Mexico, MO, while visiting in the city for the holidays. Mr. Powell was a lifelong resident of the Odessa area. He was a retired salesman for the Turko Chemical Products Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Odessa. He was a member of the Mount Hope Masonic Lodge, Odessa.

Mr. Powell attended the Chillicothe, MO Business College. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Charlotte Powell of the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Husman-Sparks Chapel, Odessa; burial in the Odessa cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Heart Fund or to the Odessa Memorial Rose Garden.
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L. STANLEY POWELL, 68, 1311 Maywood, Independence, died Saturday at the Independence Sanitarium. He was born in Linn County, MO, and lived in Independence since 1929. Mr. Powell retired in 1967 after 35 years employment as a service installation inspector for Sears, Roebuck & Company. He was active in the Boy Scouts and was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of the Rockwood Baptist Church. He Leaves his wife, Mrs. Frankie C. Powell, of the home; three sons, Robert Powell, 17700 E. 25th, Independence, William F. Powell, Dallas, Texas, and James E. Powell, St. Joseph MO; a brother, Vernon Powell, Leawood; a sister, Mrs. Ray T. McLane, 500 S. Hardy, Independence; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ott and Mitchell Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.

Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church.
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EARNEST POWELL, 85, 810 Monroe, died Sunday at the Osteopathic Center. He was born in Centertown, MO, and had lived here 50 years. Mr. Powell had been a bus operator for the Kansas City Public Service Co. 38 years before retiring twenty years ago.

He was a member of the Independence Boulevard Christian Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and a member of the Rogerson-Harvey American Legion Post. He was a member of the East Gate Masonic Lodge. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances Powell of the home; a son, Edward L. Powell, London; a stepson, Charles F. Riddle, Milwaukee; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the McGilley Midtown Chapel and at 3 p.m. at the graveside at the Easton, MO, Cemetery, near Jefferson City. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.

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