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Nina Powell

Nina Ruth Powell, daughter of Omar and Jenny (Kinder) Holtzman, was born June 14, 1932 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nina grew up at Mount Ayr and attended local schools. Nina married Bill Johnson and to this union, one son, Howard, was born. Nina and Bill later divorced. Nina married Rolland D. Powell and to this marriage was born a son, Buddy.

Nina worked for Billy Finch in her early years before beginning a career in the dietary field. Nina was a cook at the Ringgold County Hospital for several years and then she was a cook at Clearview Homes for 26 years. Nina would also work at the Cap Factory.

Nina loved to go camping and they camped at the Iowa State Fair. She enjoyed spending time embroidering and working her word-find books. Nina will be remembered for her sense of humor and being witty. She always had a dog and DJ was her dog for these last years. Nina enjoyed her trips to the casino.

Nina became a resident of Clearview Home in Mount Ayr and she passed away there on April 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Rolland in 1982; siblings Elmer, Donna, Bob, Linda, Dale, Elmer, Irene, Bernice, Bonnie in infancy, and a set of twins at birth.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons Howard Johnson & wife Diane of Clarinda, IA and Buddy Powell & friend Valerie Fletchall of Mount Ayr; grandsons Cody A. Johnson of Sully, IA; step-grandchildren Crystal Rea of Atlantic, IA and Casey Rea of Algona, IA; great grandchildren Trace Tyler and Cora Evelyn Johnson; step-great grandchildren Bryan, Kierdis, Quaria, Jayshawn, Isaiah, Evan, Conner and Grayson Rea; step-sons Jake Powell and Dennis Powell; sister Helen McGahuey and Lois Johnson, both of Mount Ayr; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.

  • Open Viewing

    April 22, 2016
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    April 22, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    April 23, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Saturday April 23 2016

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA


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Guestbook

R.I.P. NINA
you will be missed

Posted by Adrianne Townsend - Mt.Ayr,, IA - Friend   April 22, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all. I will always cherish the kind person Nina was to me. I''ll never forget "my apple of my eye" pj''s she bought me for Christmas

Posted by Laura Powell-Haworth - Indianola, IA - Family   April 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Barbara Dugan Goodard - Dacono, CO - Friend   April 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this. When u and Gramma Ruby get to where you are going, be sure to tell my mom,that we are doin OK. And that we love and miss her. R.I.P..

Posted by Bobby Fletcher - Doagonal, IA - Friend   April 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to all of you on the passing of your loved one. May the memories of all,the happy times spent together sustain you now and in the days and years ahead?

Posted by Ronald and Betty Conley - Mount Ayr, IA - Friend   April 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Howard & Buddy,

So sorry about your Mom. Granny (Catherine) and I are sorry but we are unable to attend your Moms services. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Delsa Kinder Brooks - Bethany, MO - Family   April 21, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM