Shirley Mae Powell, 75, Logansport, passed away peacefully at 10:40 p.m.Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Logansport Memorial Hospital.
Born March 24, 1938, in Leipsic, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Bertha Grace Titus Smith. She was married to Everett Powell who preceded her in death in 1995.
Shirley was retired from SUS Cast Products Inc.
She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Shirley loved spending time in her yard, gardening and tending to her flowers. She had crocheted many beautiful items over the years. Her best times were those moments spent with family and friends. The laughter of a house full of children was her treasure in this life.
Surviving are her companion, Clayton Archambault, Logansport; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Huey Sowards (Kathleen), William “Spunk” Powell (Mary Ann), Donald Powell (Mary), Mark Powell (Korin), Jimmy Powell (Tammy), Brian Powell (Breen) and Douglas Powell (Kristie), all of Logansport; seven brothers, Harry Smith, John Smith, Dick Smith, Tom Smith, Frank Smith, Carl Smith and Pat Smith, all of Logansport; three sisters, Barbara Ervin, Nancy Beebout and Donna Watson, all of Logansport; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina Marie Sowards; one grandson, Jimmy Dean Powell; two sisters, Frieda Garrison and Mary Harvey; and one brother, Michael Smith.
A funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Pastor Brandon Hudson officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
You may light a candle in memory of Shirley, send condolences and view her video tribute online at www.fisher funeralchapel.com.