Helen Marie Powell
April 3, 1921 - January 22, 2012
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Born: April 3, 1921
Place of Birth: Kemp, Texas
Death: January 22, 2012
Place of Death: Lawton, Oklahoma
Funeral service for Helen Marie Powell, 90, Lawton, will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the First Assembly of God with Rev. Gary Pratt, Associate Pastor, and Rev. Don Barnes, Pastor officiating.
Mrs. Powell died Sunday at her residence.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
Mrs. Powell was born April 3, 1921 in Kemp, Texas to Thomas Jasper and Emma Ellen (Elliott) Clark. She moved to the Lawton area as a girl and attended school east of Lawton at Ash Grove. She married Willard Cartee Powell on October 20, 1939 in Lawton. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1974.
Mrs. Powell had worked at the Lawton Stock Yards where she operated the café. She had also worked as a cook with the Lawton Public Schools at Eisenhower High School and retired from Fort Sill where she was employed with Non Appropriated Funds working in the Bachelor Officer’s Quarters. She attended the First Assembly of God.
She is survived by two daughters and sons in law, Jeanie Hennessee and her husband John, Sr., Elgin, and Wanda Halterman and husband Greg, Lawton; a son, Dannie Powell, Garland, Texas; nine grandchildren, Vanessa Hernandez, William Powell, Earl Powell, Charles Powell, Paula Diehl, Dr. John Hennessee, Jr., Cynthia Marshall, James Knight and Lorie Sylvester; 25 Great Grandchildren and ten Great Great Grandchildren.
A son, Willard Douglas “Doug” Powell, three brothers and six sisters, preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 4202 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton OK 73505.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.