Laura B. Powell 1912 - 2005
Services for Laura B. Powell, 93, Lecompton, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel, Topeka. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Big Springs.Mrs. Powell died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Deer Park Care Home in Meriden.She was born Aug. 20, 1912, in rural Douglas County, the daughter of George Otis and Laura S. Mathers Morriss.Mrs. Powell was a homemaker.She married Gilbert W. Powell on Sept. 9, 1930, in Lyndon. He died earlier.An infant daughter, Janice Dorene Powell, also died earlier.Survivors include a son, John D. Powell, Lecompton; a daughter, Shirley June Combs, Smithsburg, Md.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.The family suggests memorials to Deer Park Care Home, 6313 Kansas Highway 4, Meriden 66512; the Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 E. 19th St., Lawrence 66046; or Heartland Hospice, 1033 S.W. Gage, Topeka 66604.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.penwellgabel.com">www.penwellgabel.com</a>.