Karen Powell Obituary

Karen Sue Powell
Karen Sue Powell
Karen Sue Powell

April 21, 1944 - December 17, 2014
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Karen Sue Powell, 70, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The family will greet friends for from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 19, at Iles Dunn's Chapel in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 20, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Urbandale.

Karen was born on April 21, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa to Robert Orrin and Vivian June (Stevens) Swanson. She was a 1962 graduate of Urbandale High School and had attended Iowa State University. Karen was united in marriage to Robert T. Powell and they made their home in Urbandale. For several years, she was employed with several banks in the Trust Department and Securities. Most recently, Karen was employed with DMOS – Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons, P.C. until her retirement. To Karen, family was always most important. She loved spending time with her family and even traveled all over just to be with them. She cherished those moments and certain family traditions. Karen also enjoyed being outdoors in warm weather and watching TV.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her two sisters, Karlene S. (John M.) Stokka of Urbandale and Kay E. Ward of Denver, CO; brother, Robert P. (Kathy) Swanson of Winterset; and ten nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her loving and loyal companion, her little Shih Tzu dog, "Kiki". Karen was preceded into eternal life by her parents; and husband, Robert Powell.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Cancer Center.

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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, December 19, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, December 20, 2014
10:00 AM
Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery
4400 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA US 50310
Saturday, December 20, 2014