Funeral services for Wayne D. Powell, 94, Eudora, formerly of Lone Star will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey–Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wayne D. Powell was born September 16, 1920 at Lone Star, Kansas, the son of Bradford H. and Lola Eaton Powell. He attended Lone Star and Colyer grade schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence, KS. He had two brothers, Bradford Jr., and Dale (Barbara) of McPherson, KS and two sisters, Shirley Harrell (Alvin) and Nell Trefz.
Wayne married M. Joanne Powell on May 4, 1964 in Miami, OK. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Rex R. Powell (Marie-Alice L’Heureux) and a daughter, Taunya Sue Reusch (John). Two step-daughters, Janet Spring (Dennis) and Pam Hadl both of Eudora, KS. Thirteen grandchildren, Darren Waisner (Fitz), Devin Waisner (Amy), Cicely Thornton (Andy), Alexis Powell from St. Paul, MN, Damian Powell, Anthony Powell, Jerry Hadl (Annie), Brad Hadl, Kari Hadl, Kelly Long (Derrick) and Matt Spring (Sarah) Scott Reusch (Christine) from Lansing, KS and preceded in death by Robert Reusch. Wayne and Joanne had been married for 52 years and loved their 18 great grandchildren.
Wayne farmed and milked cows until he bought the Dari Treat in Eudora, KS in 1965. He sold the restaurant and bought land and built the Grandview Trailer Court in Eudora, KS in 1970. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence, KS.
Wayne will be missed by many in the Lone Star and Eudora, KS areas.
The family will receive family and friends on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The casket will remain closed. Memorial contributions are suggested to Visiting Nurses or Hospice Care in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St, Lawrence, KS 66044.