Donna Powell was born to Guy and Illa Thu Powell on Oct. 24, 1934, at the family farm home southeast of Terril, Ia. She attended Terril Community School. She lived all her life at the family home near Terril, except for five years at Spirit Lake and the last four years at Ruthven Community Center.
Donna attended the Terril United Methodist Church. She had a special interest in painting fingernails, both her own and for friends. She also enjoyed painting posters and helping her mother. Most enjoyable was all her birthday parties given her by family and friends.
Donna passed away on Dec. 26, 2009, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.
Surviving are brother, Gene Powell and wife, Elaine of Terril; nephews: Michael Powell, Jerry Powell and his wife, Sandra, Kip Powell and his wife, Deborah; great niece, Beth Powell; and great nephew, Jacob Powell.
Preceding Donna in death were her father; grandparents; a very special aunt, Irene Powell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services for Donna Powell were held Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at United Methodist Church in Terril. Rev. Laurie Westfall officiated the service.
Interment took place at Fairview Cemetery in Terril.