Margaret “Joanne” Powell

Services for Margaret “Joanne” Powell, 88, Lone Star, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Powell died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Eudora.

She was born August 18, 1928, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Merle Glen and Mary Mabel Gallagher Ridgway. She moved to Lawrence at age 6 and went on to graduate from Liberty Memorial High School. She then moved to Lone Star in 1964.

Mr. and Mrs. Powell owned and operated the Dari Treat in Eudora. She and her husband purchased land in Eudora and built the Grandview Trailer Court in 1970. She also worked as an inspector at Aeroquip, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence, Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Gamma Chapter in Lawrence, and a woman’s bowling team.

She married Wayne D. Powell May 4, 1964 in Miami, Oklahoma. He died February 17, 2015.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia “Pam” Hadl (Jim Hadl) of Eudora , Janet Spring (Dennis) of Eudora; step son, Rex Powell (Marie Alice L’Heureux) of Lawrence; step daughter, Taunya Reusch (John) of Lawrence; brother, Willard Ridgway (Wilma) of Baldwin City; sister, Merlene Avery of Lawrence; grandchildren, Kelly Long (Derrick), Matt Spring (Sarah), Jerry Hadl (Annie), Brad Hadl (Stacey Herschell), Kari Hadl all of Eudora; step grandchildren, Darren Waisner (Fitz), Devin Waisner (Amy), Cicely Thornton (Andy), Alexis Powell, Damion Powell, Anthony Johnson-Powell; and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Wayne and Damon Ridgway.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses and Visiting Nurses Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Olivia...

Yeah that’s what I’m talking about bay–bnice work!

From Williams Family...

The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.

From Sharon Burns-Bohm...

Thoughts and prayers are with you today .🙏 The many memories I have of Joanne and Wayne bring many smiles to my face and I few chuckles.

From Linda Wedge...

We lived down the road from Joanne when we lived at Lone Star. She was a kind neighbor, and we still think of her fondly when we use the holiday hand towels she made for us or look through the quilted photo album she gave us. With heartfelt sympathy for your loss,
The Wedges

From Cindy Flippo...

. I had the pleasure of getting to know Joanne as she was a good friend to my mother Shirley Brandes. Also growing up in Eudora we knew Wayne as well. She will be missed by many, especially by her family and close friends, may you each cherish the wonderful memories she has filled your lives with. I was blessed to know her.

From Barb Newcomb...

I’m so sorry to learn of your passing. Thoughts & prayers are will all of you. She was a great lady, have many fond memories of her & your Dad.

From Patrick & Amy Rooney & Family...

Ill miss you Aunt Joanne… I remember coming over to play in the hot tub growing up and running around playing on your property! Love you AJ!

From les and jean beguelin topeka ks 66610...

we were saddened to hear of joanne’s passing we shared a lot of life with her in our younger years pam and janet and familes we send our condolences to all of you

From Connie Meyer...

Pam and Janet and Families, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Sending my love and condolences to you all.

From Lisa Denise Leak...

My heart is broken. My dear sweet Joanne Powell past away this morning at 2a.m. She has know me my whole life. She loved me when no one else would. I sit in tears. Thank you GOD for those special people who become your family. I will miss her.My children know her as Grandma Joanne. Family from the heart.

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