Leila “Cindy” Powell Curtis of Columbia, Missouri, passed away surrounded by her family, Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Cindy was born on March 29, 1930 in Olton, Texas to George Emery and Helen Barnett Bohner. She grew up in the Olton area and graduated from Olton High School in 1947. She earned a B.A. degree from Wayland Baptist University in 1950 and a Master of Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1967. She taught school in Norman, Ok. for 5 years and at Blue Ridge Elementary in Columbia, Mo. for 28 years. She retired in 1995. After retirement, she volunteered for Boone Hospital, Meals on Wheels and various church activities.
She was a member of the Missouri United Methodist Church and had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Cindy loved and enjoyed time her family and many friends. She enjoyed music, traveling, sewing and reading. She felt blessed by doing things for other people and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her sons Alan Powell of Lindstrom, Mn. and Dan Powell of Highlandville, Mo.; step son Steve Curtis of Columbia, Mo. and step-daughter Mary Curtis of Lawrence Ks., as well as nine grandchildren; three step grandsons; sixteen great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, two brothers, George E. Bohner, Jr., William H. Bohner, husbands, Ira C. Powell and Edgar E. Curtis, and two sons Howard Powell and Steve Powell.
Please join the family for a “Celebration of Life”, on December 7th 2019 at 2:30 P.M. at United Methodist Church, 204 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Expressions of sympathy may be made to American Lung Association, 55 W Wacker Dr. Ste. 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424.