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Shirley L. Powell

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Shirley L. Powell

POLO – Shirley L. Powell, 82, of Polo, passed away Friday, May, 9, 2014, at her home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Forreston, the daughter of Gordon and Dorothy (Mumma) Swift. On June 16, 1950, in Oregon, Shirley was united in marriage to Robert “Pat” Powell. She enjoyed needlepoint, ceramics, bird-watching and reading. Shirley was a bookkeeper at LaSage Clinic in Dixon, Dr. Robert Piha and Sterling Rock Falls Clinic, both in Polo, until her retirement.

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

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

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division in Polo. Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo.

Polo Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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