Hedwig (Hattie) Powell


Hedwig (Hattie) Powell, 98, nee Manofsky, of Fredericksburg and formerly of Doss, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services and interment were held Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the Hilda United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Powell officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Beckmann Funeral home where visitation was held Wednesday evening, May 29.

Mrs. Powell was born Sept. 6, 1914, in Weimar, the daughter of Adolph Manofsky and Marie Skrovan Manof­sky. She married Eugene Guess who preceded her in death.

In March 1985, she married Illo Powell in El Campo. They moved to Gillespie County in 1989. He  died May 31, 2006.

A 1931 graduate of El Campo High School, Mrs. Powell lived in El Campo from 1929-1989 and was a bookkeeper for Appling Brothers for many years.

Mrs. Powell is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Marr and her husband, Joe, of Fredericksburg, and Judith Sassin of Wharton.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by four brothers, including Arnold Manofsky, Calvin Manofsky, Larry Manofsky and Glenn Manofsky.

Memorials may be made to the Hilda United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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