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Ella Bertha (Farris) Powell

February 20, 1926 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 96)


Ella Bertha “Grandma” Farris Powell left this earthly home in Idalou, on May 17, 2022, with loved ones by her side. 

Bertha was born on February 20,1926, at home, to John Loy and Mary Haygood Farris in Plainview, Texas. They moved to Roaring Springs, Texas in 1928 when she was 2 years old. She attended school in Roaring Springs. She met the love of her life, Jesse Joe Powell in April of 1943 and married him on May 9, 1943. They moved to Spur in 1947. They raised 4 children together: Ella Jo, Jesse Loy, Mary Ruth, and Jimmy Wayne. They were her pride and joy! Their marriage lasted just shy of 51 years. She worked side by side with Joe driving tractors, working cows, planting crops, harvesting, and still cared for her family. Her job titles were many, but she loved wife, momma, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma, aunt, and friend! Bertha’s family will always remember her for being a caregiver, servant to all, honest, loyal, caring, nurturing, quick-witted, and strong-minded. Bertha loved BIG! She loved Jesus and taught all of us the same. 

She is survived by her daughters:Ella Jo Sisk-Richey and husband Wayne,  
Mary Ruth Wessels and husband Dennis, Daughter-in-Law Jan Powell. Brother John Farris and wife Sue
Grandchildren: Kim Snodgrass and husband Chris, Joe Tom Sisk and wife Teressa, Kyle Sisk and wife Staci, Tom McCombs and wife Kathy, Doug McCombs and fiancé  Jenny, Shay Powell and wife Morgan, Kelly Hanshaw and husband Hastings, Scott Powell and wife Kinsey. Great grandchildren Courtney Hill and husband Ben, Krista Snodgrass, Emily Sisk, Bailey Allaire, Caghan Standlee, Cade Standlee, Mattie McCombs, Brady McCombs, Gus McCombs, Cash McCombs, Jessi Hanshaw, Cade Hanshaw, Harper Hanshaw, Hattie Hanshaw, Hank Powell, Branum Powell, Stella Powell, Trinity Powell, Rory Powell, Sierra Richey and Reagane Richey. Three Great-Great Grandchildren Billy V. Hill, Carter Hill and Allie Hill.
She was proceeded in death by Husband, Jesse Joe Powell; Sons, Jesse Loy Powell; Jimmy Wayne Powell; Father, John Loy Farris; Mother, Mary Haygood Farris; Brother, Charles Farris; and Sister,Lois McMurry. 

Bertha’s dedication in life was to Jesus and her family. She was a member of Bethal Baptist Church and The Spur Community Church. She was the oldest woman in Dickens county 4 years in a row.

Pallbearers: Joe Tom Sisk, Kyle Sisk, Tom McCombs, Doug McCombs, Chris Snodgrass,  Brady McCombs

Honorary Pallbearers: Wayne Richey, Dennis Wessels, Gus McCombs, Cash McCombs, Bailey Allaire, Ben Hill,  Billy V. Hill and Carter Hill

The family would like to thank Yvonne, Carla,  Stephanie,  Maria,  and the nurses of Calvert hospice for the care and love you showed Grandma in her last days.

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May 20, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zapata Funeral Home Chapel
602 N. Burlington
Spur, TX 79370-2223

Funeral Service
May 21, 2022

10:30 AM
Community Bible Chapel
209 E Third
Spur, TX 79370

Interment following funeral service
May 21, 2022

Spur Memorial Cemetery
Cemetery Rd.
Spur, TX 79370

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