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Obituaries

Obituaries

Helen R. Powell 1917 - 2008 Lawrence

Memorial services for Helen R. Powell, 90, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence.Mrs. Powell died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.She was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Herbert Nelson and Lelia Duffin Roe.From 1946 to 1978, Mrs. Powell worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wichita as a secretary to the chief of surgery.She married James F. Powell on May 27, 1944. He preceded her in death.Survivors include a son, Richard and wife Genelle, Wichita; a daughter, Linda Powell, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Erin Petersen and husband Jake, and Lara Powell, all of Wichita.She was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Osborn, Tifton, Ga.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County or the Alzheimer's Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.