Mary Frances Cauvel, 91, of Sedalia died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on June 2, 1922 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a daughter of Stanley and Ruby (Deal) Darnell, who preceded her in death.
On July 4, 1942 in Council Bluffs, Iowa she was married to Elwood Garrean, who preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1943. In Las Vegas, Nev. on July 28, 1944 she was married to Donald Powell, who preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 2005.
She worked on the Apollo Program in the mid 60s as an aircraft electronics assembler for North American Aeronautics, Fullerton, Calif. She was creative, artistic, a great seamstress and cook. She enjoyed watching her birds and working in her yard and garden.
She is survived by one daughter, Donna Weston of Sedalia; one brother, Robert Darnell of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one grandson, Alex Rodriguera of Sedalia and seven nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Belak and a brother, Fred Darnell.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia with Rev. Rodney Brown officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions are suggested to The Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.