SEDALIA--Mary Frances Cauvel, 91, of Sedalia passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on June 2, 1922, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a daughter of Stanley and Ruby (Deal) Darnell, who preceded her in death.
On July 4, 1942, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Elwood Garrean, who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1943. In Las Vegas, Nev., on July 28, 1944, she was united in marriage to Donald Powell, who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2005.
Mary worked on the Apollo Program in the mid 60's as an aircraft electronics assembler for North American Aeronautics, Fullerton, Calif. She was creative, artistic, a great seamstress and cook. She enjoyed watching her birds and working in her yard and garden.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Weston of Sedalia; one brother, Robert Darnell of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one grandson, Alex Rodriguera of Sedalia and seven nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Belak and a brother, Fred Darnell.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, with Rev. Rodney Brown officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions are suggested to The Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.