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Miriam M. "Mim" Powell

October 5, 1928 — December 31, 2017

Miriam M. Powell         “beloved wife, mother and grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Miriam M. “Mim” Powell, 89, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a brief illness.

Born on October 5, 1928 in Collingdale, she was a daughter of William and Miriam Paul Oldham.  On June 22, 1973 in Broomall, she married Richard A. “Rich” Powell, who survives.

Mim received her Bachelors of Nursing degree from Philadelphia General Hospital. Mim was employed as a registered nurse, retiring as Director of Nursing at Rosemont Manor Nursing Facility in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Mim was a member and past matron of Eureka Chapter #52 Order of Eastern Star in Shinglehouse and a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary where she was very active in legion fundraising and events.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, George “Larry” (Cathy) Miksit of Bristolville, Ohio; a daughter, Karen M. Gauna of Woods Cross, Utah; two stepchildren, Richard A. “Rick” Powell of Covington and Penny Powell of McEwensville; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mim was predeceased by three brothers, William “Bill” Oldham, Richard “Dick” Oldham, and Harry Oldham.

In keeping with Mim’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  A celebration of her life will be held on a date and time to be announced.

Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials in Mim’s name may be made to any organization that supports U.S. military veterans.

Mim’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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