Obituary for Ms. Laura E. Powell

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Ms. Laura E. Powell

October 1, 1952 - March 29, 2019

Laura E. Powell, age 66, passed away Friday evening, March 29, 2019. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Laura was born October 1, 1952, in Pensacola, Florida. She lived in Indianapolis and went on to graduate from Northwest High School in Indianapolis in 1970. She received her Bachelors in Education from Indiana Central College in 1974 and later earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Indiana University.

Laura began her thirty-three year career in education in 1974 as a Special Reading Teacher at Morgantown Elementary School. She later taught Kindergarten and Third Grade at Morgantown Elementary and retired in 2007 from Indian Creek Intermediate School.

Laura was a 45 year member of the Morgantown Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her garden, was an avid reader and movie goer, and kept up on current events and politics. Laura, along with her mother, had a ministry of crocheting hats and scarfs for the homeless. Laura cared for her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. She enjoyed traveling with her family and loved spending time with them at family gatherings.

Laura is survived by her mother, Barbara (Richard Wells) Powell of Morgantown; siblings, Jo Lynn (Kevin) O’Neill of Carmel and Paul V. (Cathy) Powell of Clayton; and eight nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale I. Powell; brother, David D. Powell; and a great niece, Audrey L. White.

The Rev. Ben Swopes will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Morgantown Baptist Church, 109 W. Elm Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Laura to the Gideons International, PO Box 97251, Washington DC, 20090-7251.

Condolences may be made to the Powell family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morgantown Baptist Church


109 W. Elm Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Morgantown Baptist Church


109 W. Elm Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: October 1, 1952
Died: March 29, 2019

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Betty weddle posted on 4/1/19

I am so sad to hear of Laura’s passing. She will be so missed. She always had a smile on her face and was always had something encouraging to say.


Karla McConnell posted on 3/31/19

Ms Powell was an awesome 3rd grade teacher for all three of our children!