Mary Ellen Powell

Mary Ellen Powell

WEST LAFAYETTE: Mary Ellen Powell, 86, of West Lafayette, Ohio, passed away at Autumn Health Care Center, Otsego Ave., Coshocton, Ohio, on Monday, February 11, 2013.

She was born on April 24, 1926, in West Lafayette, Ohio, the daughter of the late Willis and Rita (Dewitt) Moore.

Mary Ellen graduated from West Lafayette High School Class of 1944. She was a homemaker, a member of the Living Faith Church of the Nazarene in West Lafayette, Ohio, and enjoyed gardening, canning, making dolls and sock monkeys, and loved animals and reading. Mary Ellen was known in the area for her Poetry, and she also had numerous Pen Pals throughout the country. On March 9, 1946, she married Ernest Powell, who preceded her in death in December 2007.

Mary Ellen is survived by her children: Samuel E. (Beverly Kay) Powell of Aurora, Ohio, Daniel J. (Barb) Powell of West Lafayette, Ohio, Betty Jo (Keith Whitaker) Taylor of Conesville, Ohio, Jane (Michael) Lyons of Athens, Ohio, Kathy Standley Granville, Ohio; her 11 grandchildren: Chad, Ernie, Jim, Bret, Michael, Matt, Nate, Zachary, Carice, Jed, Gabe; and her 13 great grandchildren.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by two sisters, Joann Swank and Nellie Guilliams.

A funeral service will be held in the Sanctuary of Living Faith Church of the Nazarene, St Rt. 751, West Lafayette, Ohio, on Monday, February 18, 2013, at 1:00pm, with Pastor James Lillo officiating. Burial will follow in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, Ohio. The family will greet friends at the church two hours prior to the funeral service on Monday.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to the church.

Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Feb. 14, 2013