NOVEMBER 22, 1915 - MARCH 5, 1995

Jack Melverne Powell, 79, longtime resident of Osawatomie, died Sunday, March 5, 1995, at his home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1915, in Osawatomie, the son of Loyd M. and Ethel M. Clark Powell.  He few up iin Osawatomie and attended the schools there, graduating with the Class of 1933.  He was very popular in football and basketball while in high school.  He was wanted by many college scouts.

He was married Aug. 25, 1940, to Alice Mae McClintock at Davenport, Iowa.  They became the parents of nine children.

During World War II, he worked at Rock Island Arsenal in Davenport, Iowa, as a tool-and-die appretince.  He then went to work for Martin Aircraft at Omaha, Neb.  He flew a test flight on the B29.

Mr. Powell returned to Osawatomie in 1945 and went to work in the Missouri Pacific shops as a tool-and-die marker.  He went to work for the Bendix Corp. in 1955 as a tool-and-die maker.  He retired from Bendix in 1978.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Osawatomie.  He was a member of the Tool and Die Maker Union #990 of Kansas City, Mo.

Preceding him death were his parents, a son, Thomas J. Powell, and three sisters, Eileen Powell, Loraine Powell, and Margaret Powell Sipes.

Those surviving are his wife, Alice Powell of the home; four sons, David Clark Powell of Lee's Summit, Mo., Michael Powell of Paola, William Powell of Olathe, and Brian Powell of Springfield, Mo.; four daughters, Judith Branch of Athabascaa, Alberta, Canada, Jacqueline Fixley of St. Joseph, Mo., Nancy Crowley of Osawatomie, and Marsha Madl of Topeka; a sister, Mary Maxine Powell Morris of Osawatomie; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 1 pm Thursday at the Osawatomie Cemtery under the direction of Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home of Osawatomie.  The Rev. Lee Wiersma officiated.  Pallbearers were sons David Clark Powell, Michael Powell, William Powell, and Brian Powell and sons-in-law Dale Crowley, Tom Madl and Mike Fixley.

Memorials have been established in his name to the Osawatomie Alumni Association.