Miriam Powell, 80, Millersburg

Miriam (Stauffer) Powell, 80, of Millersburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Sycamore Run Nursing Home, Millersburg.

She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Killbuck, the daughter of Neven P. and Dorothy (Beachler) Stauffer. She was a graduate of Millersburg High School, attended Ohio Weslyan University and graduated from Bolton School of Nursing and Western Reserve College.

On July 7, 1956, she married William A. Powell. He preceded her in death Jan. 7, 2006.

Miriam was active as a volunteer with Pomerene Auxiliary and the Red Cross. She was an active member of Millersburg United Methodist Church. Along with her husband, she was an avid traveler and had worked on numerous mission projects with Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service.

Surviving are a son, Robert A. (Vickie) Powell of Charleston, W.Va.; daughters, Perri L. (Edgar) Coltrane of Archdale, N.C., and Laura P. (Thomas) Abraham of Millersburg; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Toto Powell of Maryland; grandchildren, Taylor (Lindsay) Powell, Alex (Stacey) Powell, Lydia (Jonathyn) Holland, Amanda, Bethany, Parker, Natalie and Jason Abraham; and great-grandchildren, Grayson, Sullivan, Gabryal and one expected in February.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Neven Powell; a sister, Peggy Estill; and a brother, Richard Stauffer.

Memorial services were Friday, Nov. 23 at Millersburg United Methodist Church, with pastor Tom Jones officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg.

Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, assisted the family.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer's Association; American Red Cross; or Millersburg United Methodist Church.

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