Laura Marie Sullivan Powell, 83, daughter of Luther and Lizzie Sullivan, was born April 11, 1922, at Hartshorn. She died June 11, 2005, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.She married Norman Elbert Powell Jan. 5, 1946. They were married 24 years before his death in 1970. They had seven children.Mrs. Powell accepted Christ as personal savior at an early age. She was a member of the Valley Center Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She enjoyed working with the children at Bible School until her health prevented her from doing so.In her early years, she was a school teacher at Friendship. She worked at the Angelica factory and on her farm.She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and enjoyed volunteering at the Open Door and spending time with her family.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorlinda Heiney; three brothers, Earnest, Elmer and Delmer Sullivan; four sisters, Pauline Sullivan, Ada Scott, Ida Mae Maggard and Nedria Fiske; one granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.Surviving are her children, Larry Powell of Summersville, Brenda Newby of Yukon, Mike Powell and Dewayne Powell of Huntsville and Sharon Cook and Janet Gross of Hartshorn; one brother, Delbert Sullivan; four sisters, Lucille Denton, Ruby Connelly, Geraldean Hogan and Wilma Smith; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.Services were June 14 at the Valley Center Baptist Church at Hartshorn with the Rev. John Welch officiating. Burial was in the Antioch Cemetery at Hartshorn under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home of Summersville. “

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