Virginia Louise Powell

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COVINGTON - Virginia Louise Powell, 92, of Covington, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home.
Virginia was born in Piqua on Feb. 13, 1921, to the late James Donald and Jeanette (West) Todd.
She was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1939 and had previously worked at Paul Cromer Photo Studio, Covington and Sellman's Furniture Store, Covington.
She was a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren. a member of Piqua Tote'em Camping Club, enjoyed traveling to other countries and wintering in Florida for a number of years. She also liked to crochet and other hand crafts and doing word puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 68 years, Robert E. Powell in 2008.
Virginia is survived by her children, Marilyn Helman of Covington, David and wife, Betty Powell of Dayton, Retta Thomas of Covington, and Karen and husband, Dane Crowell of Piqua; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; dear companion, Wilbur Sarver; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Doris Todd of New Lebanon; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Raleigh Witt of Hot Springs, Ark.; sisters-in-law, Dora Whitmer of Covington, and Peggy and her husband, Melvin Longendelpher of Greenville; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Covington Church of the Brethren with Pastor Michael Yingst officiating. Interment Greenville Creek Cemetery, Bradford. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Covington Church of the Brethren. Arrangements in care of Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Published in Piqua Daily Call on Mar. 14, 2013