July 11, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011 11:00 AM Vernon Funeral Home
Sunday, July 17, 2011 2 - 5 pm
Laura Alice (Casto) Powell, 79 of Urbana, passed away, Monday, July 11, 2011 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
She was born January 27, 1932 in Cable, Ohio the daughter of the late Eddy Oliver and Dorothy Marie (Pyles) Casto.
On May 15, 1953 she married Homer Irvin Powell and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1995.
She was a 1949 graduate of Urbana High School and later received her associate degree in Business from Bliss College. Laura helped Homer operate Powell’s Sunoco but was mostly a homemaker. Laura was a member of the Urbana Friends Church and EOW II Saturday Nite Bowling League. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting and sewing.
Laura is survived by her daughters, Phyllis (Michael) Curl, Georgia Wood, Christina Powell (Rick Spriggs) all of Urbana; her sons, John and Eddy Powell both of Urbana; her 8 grandchildren, Michael Stump, Gail Belden, Brittany Curl, Angela Powell, Andy Powell, Christopher Powell, Crystal Markin; 18 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and many others that called her mom and grandma.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Homer Powell, her son, Thomas Powell, a brother, Linville Casto Sr.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.