Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 4, 2011

Isadore L. ‘Lee’ Powell


— May 13, 1924 - Feb. 3, 2011

Isadore L. “Lee” Powell, 86, Kokomo, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Century Villa Health Care, Greentown. He was born May 13, 1924, in Howard County, to the late Leslie Monroe and Geraldine F. (Frye) Powell. On May 16, 1942, in Miami County, he married Beulah B. “Bee” (Martin); she passed away March 13, 1992. He then married Joanna (Snyder) in September 1992, and she survives.

Lee was a longtime farmer in Miami and Howard counties. He was a member of Greentown Wesleyan Church and was very active within the church as a lay minister, a deacon and also taught Sunday school. He also was an avid golfer.

Surviving are his wife, Joanna Powell, Kokomo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald E. and Shirley Y. Powell, Greentown, and Les L. and Shirley A. Powell, Amboy; one daughter and son-in-law, Sherilyn J. and Bob Brubacher, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Julia M. Powell, Burlington; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Tom and Cindy Snyder, Texas; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Sharon and Phil David, Whiteland, and Shirley and Frank Miller, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 34 step great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry Powell, Greentown; and three sisters, Mereda Heflin, Ohio, Clara Henry, Greentown, and Betty Duncan, Griffith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Beulah B. “Bee” Powell; son, Ronald L. Powell; and a brother, Ernest E. Powell.

A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Greentown Wesleyan Church, 120 N. Maple St., Greentown, with Pastor Paul Boss officiating. Burial will follow in Shrock Cemetery, Howard County. Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association, envelopes will be provided at the church. You are invited to read Lee’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guestbook, share a personal message or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., assisted the family with arrangements.