Nancy Powell, a loving wife, dedicated homemaker and proud farmer’s wife, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in Warsaw.
She was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Fort Wayne, to Kenneth and Jane Roebel Bechtold. Nancy was a very kind and family-focused person who touched the lives of many. Her gentle nature and warm personality were cherished by all who knew her.
After graduating from South Side High School in Fort Wayne, Nancy was married to Frederick Powell. Together they embarked on life’s journey, sharing more than 68 years before her passing. Throughout her life, Nancy lent her hand to various occupations. She found joy in caring for her family and took great pride in being a farmer’s wife. Later on, she worked for Creighton Brothers in the hatchery.
Nancy loved to travel. She and Fred enjoyed exploring new places and learning about different cultures. Nancy was also a skilled cook who embraced the opportunity to learn authentic Mexican dishes while living in Southern California. Her culinary creations delighted family and friends for years.
Nancy’s faith played a central role in her life. She was a longtime member of Clunette United Methodist Church and had previously attended Wawasee Community Bible Church. Nancy now rests in eternal peace, reunited with her parents, Kenneth and Jane Bechtold, and sister, Marsha Lindeman. Those who survive with memories to cherish include her husband, Fred Powell, of Warsaw; son, John (Louise) Powell, of Warsaw; daughters, Julie (Toby) Popenfoose, of Warsaw, and Becky (Wayne) Dye, of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Stacie (Joel) Goon, of Warsaw, Meredith (Tim) Miller, of Warsaw, Andy (Caroline) Popenfoose, of Roanoke, Tim (Kylie) Popenfoose, of Warsaw, Kennis Dye, of Warsaw, and William Dye, of Warsaw. Additionally, she is survived by 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Susan (Vic) Scheele, of Fort Wayne, and Linda (Rick) Young, of Albion.
Titus Funeral Home is entrusted with the care of Nancy and the Powell family. Visitors may gather at the Warsaw location, 2000 Sheridan St., from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. A Life Celebration funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at Clunette United Methodist Church, 4227 W. 600N in Clunette; services will begin at 10:30 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior. Pastor Mike Beezley will officiate. Burial will follow at Stony Point Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army Woman’s Auxiliary of Warsaw or to Clunette United Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home and church. To leave a written message of condolence, visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com.