Bonnie Powell

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Bonnie B. Powell, 92 years old, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Rowley, Iowa, died on Friday, June 18, 2010, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, following a short illness. She was born on August 26, 1917, in Linn County, Iowa, the daughter of Charles LeRoy and Velma Ursula (Doty) Butterfield. She graduated from high school in Troy Mills, Iowa, with the Class of 1935. On May 19, 1937, she and Wilbur D. Powell were married in Center Point.
He preceded her in death in 1995. Mrs. Powell was a home maker and care giver for her family and others. She enjoyed shopping, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She attended Cornerstone Four Square Church in Independence.
Powell is survived by one son, Keith (Karen) Powell of Davenport, Fla.; one daughter, Janet (Russell) Marks of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, LaVena Allen of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and one brother, Dean Butterfield of Charles City. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and 1 brother.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2010, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, Iowa. Burial will be in Troy Mills Cemetery in Troy Mills, Iowa. Friends may call for visitation from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 20th, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 21 to June 24, 2010