Obituary of Beatrice Powell

Beatrice June Powell, age 79, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Sunday, November 22, 2020, at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS. She was born June 9, 1941, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Cecil Edward Combs and Marjorie June VanDyke Combs. She was the oldest of 6 children. She married Thomas Edwin Powell on July 3, 1959, in Ft. Scott. Beatrice worked as a babysitter for 11 years before working for Medicalodge for 2 years. She then worked for Leaseway Transportation for 13 years as a clerk and supervisor until retirement. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle from the age of 8.

Survivors include her husband Tom of the home; a son, Jerry Powell, Ft. Scott; 2 daughters, Sherri Clark and husband Myron, Mt. Pleasant, NC, and Melany Felt, Ft. Scott; 2 brothers, Cecil Combs and wife Phyllis, and Terry Combs, all of Ft. Scott; 2 sisters, Elaine Brown and husband Bob, Ft. Scott, and Mary Jacquinot and husband Bud, Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Powell, Jr.; a brother, Rocky Combs; and her parents.

Private family services will be held with burial in Lath Branch Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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