Mary Dean “Judy” Powell, 83, of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home. She was an LPN at Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ada (Rose) Smith; one sister, Iris Hobart; and one brother, Oren Lee Smith.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Gill Cemetery Arbor with burial at Gill Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

She is survived by her husband, James Powell of the home; three daughters, Jean Schook and husband David and Janet Autry, all of Van Buren, and Janie McCright and husband Reggie of Benton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Family will visit with relatives and friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren.

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