Jane Powell, age 80, of Bowling Green, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. John Pinkston and Rev. Gary Powell officiating. Visitation was held Monday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was held at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Jane was born on Sept. 27, 1934 in Winston, the daughter of Lewis Willis and Mildred Lorene Kelsey Shultz. On Aug. 8, 1954 in Hickman Mills, she married Don Powell. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1989.
Survivors include three sons, Doug Powell and wife Vallorie of Bowling Green, Jeff Powell and wife Susan of Memphis, Tenn., and Gary Powell and wife Audra of Columbia; tengrandchildren, Brooke Powell, Jennifer Chenoweth, Heather Powell, Katie Powell, Justin Rottman, Jenny Potter, Josh Powell, Grace Powell, and John Powell, and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Shultz, and her granddaughter, Lacey Powell.
In 1958, Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Missouri State University. In 1962, she moved to Bowling Green, where she taught elementary music at Bowling Green R-1 School for 25 years, and taught piano lessons for 34 years to hundreds of students. She also taught water aerobics at the YMCA in Hannibal in her later years.
Jane was a member of the PEO Sisterhood Chapter DA and the Retired Missouri Teachers Association. She became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green in 1962 and remained a member for the rest of her life.
Serving as pallbearers were Martin Shultz, Joe Custin, Justin Rottman, Ansel Niemeyer, Britt McClain, and Monte Hoover. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmie Shultz, Joe and Rosie Lewis, Rodes and Beverly Hood, and Tapley and Charlene McCune.
Memorials may be made to the Pike County Home Health and Hospice or to the First United Methodist Church.