Ruth Ann Powell, 79


Ruth Ann Powell, 79, of Versailles passed away at 7:40pm Saturday, September 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 28, 1937 the daughter of Vincent and Juanita Myrle Jacobs Rodgers. She was married to Phillip Powell on December 12, 1951 and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2014. Survivors include two sons Harold (Sandra) Powell of Milan and Vincent (Jackie) Powell of Versailles; three daughters Myrtle (Stephen) Redd of Greensburg, Theresa (Larry) Miller of Versailles, and Debra (Doug) Wetzler of Auburn, Georgia; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers David Rodgers of Madison and Ted (Mary Ann) Rodgers of Elrod; one sister Linda Cunningham of Aurora. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Christine, sisters Marilyn Skeen, Faye Creigmile, and Myrtle Sue Rodgers, and her brother Andrew Rodgers. Mrs. Powell had worked at a variety of occupations throughout her life retiring from DSI Services in Greensburg. Other places she had worked included Nanco in Milan, Melben Products in Harrison, US Shoe in Osgood, and she had also served as custodian at the Moores Hill Elementary School. She had also done babysitting in her community. Her hobbies included collecting bells, a collection that had grown to several hundred and also had collected Longaberger baskets. Her outside activities included loving to mow as well as tending to her flowers, a well-known sight on US 421 in Versailles. Ruth Ann was a member of the Crossroads Wesleyan Church near Holton and attended the Tanglewood Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Stephen Mullins of the Tanglewood Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to St. Judes, Rescue 69, or the Hospice of Margaret Mary Community Hospital in care of the funeral home.