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Shirley J. Powell

September 11, 1929 — May 24, 2021

Shirley Jane Powell, 91, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, September 11, 1929, in Watkins Glenn, New York, the daughter of Karl Edward and Velda Beatrice (Watson) Hand. She departed this life Monday May 24, 2021, at the Foxwood Springs Skilled Nursing Center.

Shirley was a 1948 graduate of the Interlaken High School in Watkins Glenn.

In February 1954 she was united in marriage to Robert E. “Bob” Woolery in Lake Charles, Louisiana; they later divorced. On October 31, 1992, she was united in marriage to John E. Powell in Lee’s Summit, Missouri; he preceded her in death on May 10, 2009.

Shirley was employed in Accounts Payable for the GSA at the Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, and was the Bookkeeper for the Woolery Masonry Company. She was an active supporter of various veteran groups. She enjoyed dancing, doing macrame, and playing computer solitaire. She was especially fond of her dogs.

Shirley was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her three children, Dale (and Sally) Woolery of Ankeny, Iowa, Jay Woolery, and Jill (and Chuck) Parker, both of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Clifford Woolery will officiate.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Animal Shelter and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.
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