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November 20, 1930
Clyde DeWayne Powell Hemet, CA. Dateline Clyde Powell, 77, formerly of Matfield Green, KS., died Saturday, January 19, 2008, at his home in Hemet, California. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 11:00 A.M., at the Matfield Green Community Church in Matfield Green with The Rev. Charles Colaw officiating. Burial, with Military Honors by a Ft. Riley Honor Guard, will follow in the Matfield Green Cemetery. The son of Clyde N. and Audrey V. Housley Powell, Clyde DeWayne Powell was born November 20, 1930, in Matfield Green. He and Coleen Osburn were married November 23, 1952 in Medford, Oklahoma. He was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Science degree in Psychology. He taught at Saffordville for one year and in several other school districts. He was the Child Welfare & Attendance Coordinator in the Hemet school system until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed music and sang at the senior center in Cottonwood Falls several times. He is survived by his wife, Coleen of the home; three sons: Randy E. Powell of Hemet, CA., Kevin D. Powell of Joshua Tree, CA., and Timothy A. Powell of San Diego, CA.; one brother, Doyle E. (Gene) Powell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Condolences may be sent to the family at Friends may call at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home on Friday, noon until 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845.
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