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Shirley L. Powell

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 11:45 a.m. CST

Shirley L. Powell, 82, Polo, died on Friday, May, 9, 2014, at her home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1931 in Forreston, the daughter of Gordon and Dorothy (Mumma) Swift. 

She married Robert "Pat" Powell on June 16, 1950 in Oregon.

Shirley enjoyed needlepoint, ceramics, bird watching and reading. 

She was a bookkeeper at LaSage Clinic, Dixon, Dr. Robert Piha, and Sterling Rockfalls Clinic, both in Polo, until her retirement.

Survivors include her husband, Pat; daughter, Deborah (Randy) Bothe, Polo; son, Robert “Gene” (Jackie) Powell, Polo; sister, Susan Swift, Forreston; sister-in-law, Mary Swift, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; brother, Jim (Bonnie) Swift, Forreston; grandchildren, Ryan (Melanie) Bothe, Levi (Gayle) Bothe, Luke Bothe, Melissa (Jeff) Frey, Julie (Ryan) Albrecht; great-grandchildren Seth Bothe, Karlea and Jared Frey, Brecken, Andrew, Logan Albrecht, Avery and Gracyn Haselden.

She was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Jon Swift; grandchildren, Gena, Natalie and Joel Powell.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 14 from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Marks Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division, Polo.  The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. 

Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo.

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