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Vada J. Powell
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Obituary for Vada J. Powell

Vada J. Powell, 93, of Ft. Wayne and formerly of LaGrange, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Ft. Wayne, IN.

She was born on April 29, 1924 in Randolph County, IN to C. Earl and Lena E. (Lacey) Welch. On March 2, 1945, she married Boyd E. Powell in Fort Wayne. They moved to Lynn, IN, where they raised their children. He preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1968.

Vada was a homemaker and worked as a home health care giver. She moved to LaGrange in 1975. She was a member of the LaGrange Church of Christ.

Vada never met a flower she didn’t want to put in her garden nor did she pass up a pretty rock to grace her porch. She was committed to her land and gardens, her family and her church. She loved to sew and knit and she created many afghans for family members and baby caps for newborns. Vada was known for her gardening skills, her dry sense of humor and her feisty spirit.

Surviving Vada are her two daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia and Carl Green of LaGrange, Jean and John Moore of Fort Wayne; two sons and daughters-in-law: William and Mary Powell of Milwaukee, WI, and Richard and Diane Powell of LaGrange, as well as ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, and a brother and sister-in-law, V. Richard and Marilyn Welch of Ft. Wayne.

Her parents, four sisters: Alice Hartley, Mary Folsom, Frances McCollum and Frieda Murray; a brother, Floyd Welch; and two grandsons: Ronald R. Powell and Jon C. Powell, preceded her in death.

Funeral Services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 West Michigan St., LaGrange, IN. A viewing will take place before the service starting at 4 p.m.

Pastor Jay Tyler will officiate the service.

Graveside Committal services will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winchester, IN at 12pm (noon).

Memorials may be contributed to the LaGrange Church of Christ or as Random acts of Kindness, or by “Paying it forward”.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761





6:00 PM
Frurip-May Funeral Home

309 West Michigan St.
LaGrange, IN 46761





12:00 PM
Mt. Zion Cemetery

225 East
Winchester, IN 47394


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