Obituary: Eva L. Moffatt Powell

February 24, 1930 – February 28, 2020

Eva L. (Moffatt) Powell, 90, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.

Born February 24, 1930, in West Baden Springs, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Daisy (Moffatt) Terrell.  She married Billy D. Powell on April 17, 1949, and he survives.

Eva had worked at Trav-Ler Radio Corporation in Orleans, was a classroom aide at Emerson School, and retired from Burris School as the library aide.  She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, where she played the piano for many years.  Eva graduated from West Baden Springs High School in 1947.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and doing volunteer work in the community.  Eva was well known for her prize-winning persimmon puddings.

Survivors in include her husband, Billy Powell of Mitchell; sons, Randy (Barbara) Powell of Mitchell and Jeffrey (Carol) Powell of Bedford; son-in-law, Jack (Jeanette) Taylor of Orleans; grandchildren, Dustin (Rachel) Powell of Petersburg, Jason (Erin) Powell of Zionsville, J.D. (Crystal) Powell of Bedford, Darin (Allie) Powell of Bedford, Drew Ragsdale of Bedford, Kirsten Becker of Fishers, Chantel (Brandon) Cooper of Newburgh, and Chad (Gretchen) Taylor of Clarksville, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Aaron Carlisle, Deacon Powell, Laurel Powell, Jacqui Powell, Ava Powell, Adrianna Powell, Ainsley Powell, Nolan Powell, Ellia Becker, Leighton Becker, Graham Becker, Bennett Cooper, Christian Cooper, Allie Cooper, and Adeline Taylor;  and sister, Elsie (Wayne) Carnes of West Baden Springs.

Her parents; sister, Linda Self; daughter, Rhonda Lynne Taylor; infant son, Brian Duane Powell; granddaughter, Melissa Taylor; and great-grandson, Ethan Powell, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Liberty Baptist Church. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorial Gifts can be made in Eva’s memory to the Liberty Baptist Church.

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