Mr. Ivan Wayne Powell, 84, of Bartlesville, died at 6:55 P.M. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at his home.
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Funeral services for Mr. Powell will be held at 10 A.M. on Monday, February 11, 2013 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steven Griffith, Chaplain of Cornerstone Hospice officiating. Interment will be in the White Rose Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the Ceremonial Detail of the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105 and directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
The Powell family will receive guests for visitation at the Stumpff Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M.
A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to the Ceremonial Detail of the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105, c/o Bill Lubensky, 4418 Grandview Place, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006 or to Project Home, c/o Doug Quinn, Cornerstone Hospice, 112 East 13th Street, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003.
Mr. Powell was born at Humeston, Iowa on January 13, 1929 the son of Ivan Boyd Powell and Florence Lourene (Smith) Powell. He grew up and received his education at Humeston and Corydon in Wayne County Iowa and graduated from high school at Corydon, Iowa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 22, 1946 and served as part of the Occupation of Japan until his discharge on April 7, 1948. He was recalled to active duty on September 27, 1950 and received his Honorable Discharge on September 2, 1951. He then attended the Institute Business School in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated with a Bachelors of Accounts degree on July 25, 1952. He was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company in late 1952 working first in Des Moines, Iowa and then transferred to Decatur, Georgia. He was married to LaClaire Ruth Fallert on October 20, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia. They made their home in Georgia until transferring with Phillips to Bartlesville in 1964. Mr. Powell retired from Phillips as a keypunch supervisor in 1985. He was an active member of the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105 in Bartlesville where he had served as the post commander and was a member of the Ceremonial Detail for a number of years. He was also active in organizing and coordinating the placement of flags on veteran's graves in the local cemeteries on the Memorial Day holiday. In his younger years he was active in woodworking and his hobbies were tinkering and spending time with his family. He was "One in a Million".
Mr. Powell is survived by his wife, Mrs. LaClaire Powell of the home at Bartlesville, three daughters, Linda Powell of Tulsa, Susan Lee and husband Ron of Collinsville, and Barbara Brown of Bartlesville, two brothers, Jack Powell of Des Moines, Iowa and Ronald Dean Brown of Stratford, Missouri, one sister, Jean Powell of Springfield, Missouri and five grandchildren, Joshua Lee, Amy Lee, Derek Brown, Brianna Brown and Meredith Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tommy Powell.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Feb. 10 to Mar. 10, 2013