In memory of
Valden Clark Powell
HASTINGS - Valden Clark Powell, 90, of Hastings, formerly Edgar, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was born June 2, 1922, in Edgar to Laurene and Floyd Powell. Clark attended school in Edgar, graduating in the class of 1940. After graduation, he worked at Blue Valley in Edgar. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he met Harline Rakestraw, and they were married on Feb. 1, 1945, in a Naval Chapel in Seattle, Wash. In 1947, Clark and his father, Floyd, purchased what ultimately became Powell's Grocery. Clark and Harline were both involved in running the grocery store until their retirement in 1982. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Van Boskirk of Doniphan, and Pam and Mike Orr of Lincoln; two grandsons and their wives, Andy and JoAnna Van Boskirk and Chris and Katie Van Boskirk, all of Omaha; five great-grandchildren, Maddie, Abby, Drew, Emma and Liliana; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Dale Johnson of Hastings; a sister-in-law, Marleen Powell of St. Libory; and a special nephew, Dale Van Winkle of Buhl, Idaho. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home in Edgar. Burial with military rights will be at the Edgar Cemetery following the services. Pastor Don Canady will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com . Sign the online guestbook at theindependent.com .
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In memory of
Valden Clark Powell
HASTINGS - Valden Clark Powell, 90, of Hastings, formerly Edgar, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was born June 2, 1922, in Edgar to Laurene and Floyd Powell. Clark attended school in Edgar, graduating in the class of 1940. After graduation, he worked at Blue Valley in Edgar. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy. While in the Navy, he met Harline Rakestraw, and they were married on Feb. 1, 1945, in a Naval Chapel in Seattle, Wash. In 1947, Clark and his father, Floyd, purchased what ultimately became Powell's Grocery. Clark and Harline were both involved in running the grocery store until their retirement in 1982. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ray Van Boskirk of Doniphan, and Pam and Mike Orr of Lincoln; two grandsons and their wives, Andy and JoAnna Van Boskirk and Chris and Katie Van Boskirk, all of Omaha; five great-grandchildren, Maddie, Abby, Drew, Emma and Liliana; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo Ann and Dale Johnson of Hastings; a sister-in-law, Marleen Powell of St. Libory; and a special nephew, Dale Van Winkle of Buhl, Idaho. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home in Edgar. Burial with military rights will be at the Edgar Cemetery following the services. Pastor Don Canady will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com . Sign the online guestbook at theindependent.com .
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-10

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-50

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. New trees will be planted in the Superior National Forest, located in northeastern Minnesota, and planting will take place at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall) by a team of certified arborists.

Product Details:

  • A digital (PDF) certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s Legacy guest book, noting your contribution.
  • An entry in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improving forest health, improving area watersheds, and will provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

Your choice to plant memorial trees not only honors the life and legacy of your loved one but also helps to improve and preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
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