Barbara J. Powell

Barbara J. Powell, 69, of Isanti died suddenly after courageously battling many years of health problems on August 4, 2012 at Cambridge Medical Center.

Barbara Joyce Powell was born Aug. 8, 1942 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Lloyd and Vivian (Hicks) Taylo. She graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1960. On Feb. 11, 1961 Barb was united in marriage to Sherrill Powell in Missouri Valley, Iowa. They made their home in Omaha, Neb. They later lived in North St. Paul before moving to Isanti in 1972. Barb did daycare for many children in the Isanti area as well as for her grandkids. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.  Barb also enjoyed reading, traveling, shopping, going on long drives, and she also loved flowers.

Barb will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Sherrill; three daughters, Lori (Tom) Olson of North Branch, Cheryl Grams of Isanti, and Tammi (Dan) Mujwid of Isanti; three sisters, Sandy (Larry) Meyers of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Roberta (Richard) Copple of Omaha, Nebraska, and Phyllis Glarborg of Tyler, Texas; nine grandchildren, Kelsey (Eric), Lindsey, Mallory, Derrick, Alysha, Amber, Emily, Kyle and Jacob; and by many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Vivian Taylo; by an infant twin sister, Beverly Jean; and by two grandsons, Neil and Michael.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Cambridge Lutheran Church with Pastor David Everett officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Mary Kay O’Neill will serve as organist and Emily Grams and Julie Higgens will provide special music. Pallbearers will be Derrick Grams, Eric Grue, Kyle Hansen, Robert Hubbard, Tom Olson and Dan Mujwid. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel.