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Everett (Jake) Powell

Everett Gay (Jake) Powell, second child born to Oy (Terwilliger) Powell and Rolland Dean Powell, was born January 3, 1941, in rural Ringgold County, Iowa. Jake passed away November 26, 2021, at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Jake attended country school and graduated from Mount Ayr High School with the class of 1959. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1961, serving four years before being honorably discharged.

On August 18, 1963, Jake married his high school sweetheart, Ellen Kay Prentis. They later divorced in 1965. Jake married Kathleen Kaye Young and adopted her children, Katreena and Jeffrey. He was a good father to his kids who loved and respected him. Jake was a very special papa to his grandkids with plenty of love to go around.

Jake remarried Ellen Prentis Gregg on June 12, 1992, becoming father to Randy and Chandra. After almost four years in the Mount Ayr Health Care Center, he asked her when they were going to get married. She said, “How about Wednesday?” So on October 4, 2018, they renewed their vows in the presence of Mount Ayr Health Care employees and residents. The reception was held in the dining room with punch, cupcakes, and Bingo. This one time, he enjoyed being the center of attention. When anyone asked them how long they’d been married, they responded, “Which time?”

Jake loved coon hunting with the guys, playing cards, and shooting pool at the Dead-Beat Club, fishing in the best spots. He never met a dog that wasn’t a ‘Show Dog.’ He loved going to high school football games, especially when his nephew, Wes, played.
Jake will be missed by his wife of almost 30 years, Ellen Powell; children Katreena (Glen) Foster, Jeffrey (Sherry) Powell, Randy (Marcy) Gregg, Chandra (Robb) Timlin; grandchildren Shanna, Cody Lee, Aaron (Christina), April, Lyndsie, Nicole (Art), Leah, Ryan, Jordan (Becca Jo), Becca (Nate), and Rachel (Myles Greene); many great grandchildren; brothers Howard (Diane) Johnson, Dennis (Darlene) Powell, Greg (Hazel) Powell; sister Paula (Lyle) Rychnovsky; several nieces and nephews.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Rolland Powell & Oy Webb; parents-in-law Richard & Marjorie Prentis; grandparents Guy & Pearl Terwilliger, Bud & Sadie Powell; brother Buddy Powell; sister-in-law Vicki Prentis; and special friend Kenny Markley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Ayr Animal Alliance in honor of “Show Dogs.”

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A candle was lit in memory of Everett (Jake) Powell

Jodi Angus Nov 30 2021 1:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett (Jake) Powell

Rich Swank Nov 30 2021 11:14 AM

Jake was in charge on the Dead Beat Club when I started at TEK. Him and Markley would spend most of the day at the club. He would always play pitch with his friends at 1:00pm each day.

Rich Swank Nov 30 2021 8:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett (Jake) Powell

Shirley & David Hightshoe Nov 29 2021 5:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett (Jake) Powell

Jim Mahan Nov 29 2021 11:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett (Jake) Powell

Louise Frost Nov 28 2021 2:47 PM

When I was a little girl both Jake and Dennis were in the Navy. When they came home on leave (never the same time)I would take their shoes and hide them way back in the closet. My thinking was if they didn't have their shoes they could not leave. Jake would chase me, catch me and tickle me until I gave up my hiding place. Sometimes a cold Pepsi from Brands Station would do the trick. Yesterday I did

This past week hiding his shoes was not an option because I wanted him to go away to a better place that would free him from Parkinson's and pain. I am going to miss him tremendously but my memories of him will always be treasured. So long brother Jakeus til we meet again. I love you. Pollysog

Paula Rychnovsky (sister) Nov 27 2021 11:15 PM

There is a verse in the Bible that talks about the Spirit of adoption Romans 8:15. Having Jake as my father helped me truly understand the love that God the Father has for us. That love changed my life. Dad you were a great example and you taught me so many life lessons I love you see you later.

Katreena Foster (Powell) Nov 27 2021 10:40 PM

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Katreena (Powell) Foster Nov 27 2021 10:26 PM

Uncle Jake was always kind and loving to us as kids. Always enjoyed visiting him. Rest in peace 🙏

Laura Powell Haworth Nov 27 2021 9:42 PM

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