Vera Phyllis Powell, 84, of Hammond, Ind., formerly of Ozark Acres, died March 31, 2002, at her home in Hammond.
Born Nov. 29, 1917, in Ringgold County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Phillip Howard Morris and Ocea McDaniel Morris. She married William Powell of Ozark Acres July 2, 1955, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1978.
She was employed for a number of years as a department head clerk at W.T. Grant in Davenport. She was a member of both Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy and South Hammond Church of the Nazarene in Hammond.
Survivors include a daughter, Deanna Jane Grant of Hammond; a son, Dale West of Eldridge, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons -- Jerry West and Charles Junior West; three sisters; and two brothers.
A graveside service was April 5 at Baker Cemetery in Williford, with Robert Grant officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Service Inc. of Hardy.