Juvata Ruth Powell, daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth Tilton Looney, was born in Puxico, Missouri on August 17, 1926, and passed away at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico, Missouri on September 17, 2013, at the age of 87 years and 1 month.
She had lived for 20 years in Cape Girardeau and had been a resident of Puxico the rest of life. She was a member of the Asherville Church of Christ. She had been a machine operator at International Shoe.
On November 3, 1962, she was married to John Franklin Powell in Puxico, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2008.
Surviving are one step son, Johnny Powell of Puxico, Missouri; one step daughter, Mary Ann Greer of Puxico, Missouri; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Looney of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; and one niece, Vickie Sanders of Sikeston, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Looney and one step daughters, Debbie Ellis.
Visitation will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Bro. Herman Morse of Dexter, Missouri officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.