Glen Powell passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Greenfield.
Funeral Services: Will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the church. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Sunday, November 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Sunday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: May be directed to the Glen Powell Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Glen Elmer Powell was born September 26, 1920, the son of Clarence Martin and Jesse Pearl (Skellenger) Powell in Casey, Iowa. He passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 94.
Glen was raised near Menlo, Iowa, with some years spent in New Jersey as a youth. On March 6, 1943, he was united in marriage to Jean Marceline Burkheimer in Creston, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Ronald and Janice. Glen was a farmer most of his life, but he also worked as a farm hand, truck driver, and plumber, as well as handyman and janitor at the Greenfield Manor. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, woodworking, reading, and bowling, and he especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marceline; son, Ronald Gene Powell; brothers, Truman, Irwin, Kenneth, Robert and Ralph; sister, Eileen Williams; son-in-law, Jack McMorran; and parents-in-law, Willard and Fern Burkheimer.
He is survived by his daughter, Jan McMorran and friend Corky of Greenfield; daughter-in-law, Lynn Powell and friend Len of Ankeny; special friend, Joan Lydon of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Chris Bailey and wife Karen, Michelle Powell, Jennifer Leonard and friend Steve, Matthew Powell and friend Kathy, Chris McMorran and wife Hisako, Rod McMorran and wife Sue and Randy McMorran and wife Sara; nine great grandchildren, Brooke Castleberry, Emily Bailey, Claire Bailey, Dakota Powell, Xavier Leonard, Megan McMorran, Riley McMorran, Colby McMorran and Dillon McMorran; brother, Clarence Powell of Hemet, CA; sister, Alice Lundy of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.