Born March 8, 1923 in Peru, she was the daughter of Floyd and Lois Judy Behny.
On June 16, 1943, in Denver, Indiana, she was married to Robert A. Powell. He preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2008.
She was a member of First Christian Church, Peru. She was a graduate of Peru High School in 1941 and retired as an operator for Indiana Bell. For many years, she worked in the kitchen at Peru Junior High School. She had been a Pink Lady at Dukes Memorial Hospital, a member of the Peru Women of the Moose, and Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Survivors include one son, Monte Powell and wife Kim, Warsaw; twin grandsons and three great-grandsons all of Warsaw.
In addition to her parents, Floyd Behny and Lois Judy Behny Miller, she was preceded in death by one brother, Michael J. Miller; and two sisters, Dorothy Shields and Jean Tomson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association. The online guestbook can be signed atwww.mcclainfuneralhome.com.