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Betty Jo Powell (Tayrien,)

Joe Denoyer - October 19, 2017 10:15 am

Betty Jo Powell (Tayrien,) Age 88, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at her home in Liberal, Kansas.

She was born June 26, 1929 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, The daughter of Francis and Beulah (Morris) Tayrien

Betty Graduated from High School in Pawhuska Oklahoma. She received an AA Degree in Nursing Science in Garden City Kansas and received her Registered Nursing Certificate in 1976. Betty was an RN at South West Medical Center for many years. She married Claude Vernon Powell on July 9, 1949 in Ulysses, Kansas. Claude preceded her in death on June 21, 1998.

She had many hobbies that she enjoyed including crocheting, quilting and embroidery.

Survivors include:


Charles “Morgan” Powell, of Liberal

“CV” Claude Vernon (Phyllis) Powell, Jr of Carlsbad, NM

“Jeff” Eugene Jefferson (Kay) Powell of Dardanelle, AR

“Ed” Edmond Lee (Eve) Powell of Marietta, GA


Mary Jo (Michael C.) McParland of Ft. Worth, TX

“Fran” Frances Jean Munsell of Ft. Smith, AR

“Missy” Michelle Aileen (Wesley) Fox of Liberal


Frank Tayrien


Genna Blevins

9 Grandchildren

Justin Powell, Jared Fox, Amy Fox, Brandon Mansell, Heath Mansell, David McParland, Julie McParland, Pepi Joel Powell, Brant Adam Powell.

11 great grandchildren

Emily Jones, Travis McParland, Chase Munsell, Sofie Parker, Landon Parker, Sebastian Dean Chenoweth, Constance Powell, Alexandra Powell, Chole Brianna Powell, Amara Lizabeth Schenk-Powell, Amelia Kay Schenk-Powell

1 great great grandchild

Mason Foster

Betty was also preceded in death by Her Husband Claude, and her Parents.

Visitation will be from 1pm to 7pm, Friday, October 20, 2017, at Brenneman Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends from 6-7pm.

Funeral Services will be 10:00am Saturday, October 21 at Brenneman Funeral Home with David Hoffman presiding. Burial to follow at Restlawn Cemetery.