Juanita Lea “Nitie” Powell

June 15, 1942 ‒ June 07, 2018

Centerburg, Ohio

Juanita Lea “Nitie” Powell, age 75, of Centerburg passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at her home with her loving family at her side.

She was born on June 15, 1942 in Mount Liberty, Ohio to the late Otto and Emma Sarah (Snavely) Butler.   Nitie was employed for many years as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) at Canterbury Villa Nursing Home where she impacted many lives with her care and compassion.  Nitie volunteered for the Centerburg Interchurch Social Services and attended The Church at Chapel Hill.

Nitie is survived by her husband Donald Powell; two daughters, Krista (David) Compton, Angela (Ronald) Miller; five grandchildren, Chelsea Skaggs, Emmie Miller, Carly Compton, Cara Miller and Kendall Compton; her great grandson Emerson Skaggs; her brother Paul (Dena) Butler; and her sisters, Donna McFarland and Helen Purdy.

In addition to her parents, Nitie was preceded in death by her sister Eva McCann.

A graveside service will be held in Bloomfield Cemetery on Monday, June 11, 2018 beginning at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Common Ground Free Store Ministries, 193 E. Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for their wonderful care during a difficult time.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Juanita Lea “Nitie” Powell.


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  • my deepest sympathies to the family what a wonderful lady and special person she will be greatly missed

  • Kris, Angie and your family, so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very sweet lady. It is hard but it brought us peace with my Dad that he is in a better place and no longer in pain. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss! We know all too well the pain you are experiencing. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

  • We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Much love, Aunt Sue and Uncle Bob

  • Dear Don, Mike and I were sorry to hear of your wife’s death. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • Nitie was a dear soul. We were friends in high school, and luckily David married Kris so I got to see her at their wedding , Chelsea’s wedding, the girls graduations, showers and a few other occasions. We always had a few laughs, will miss that a lot. She made me laugh, she always spoke her mind. I liked that!
    My heart breaks for her family…it’s a hard loss. They are in pain, but thank God, she is free of pain.
    God bless you, my CHS classmate.

  • Kris, to you and your family we send our sincere condolences at this time. Know that we have all prayed and thought of you and your mom often during the last few weeks. We send our collective love and prayers to you and your family.
    Brad Jenkins and the Kindred Hospice Family.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Nitie at Canterbury Villa and enjoyed her sense of humor, and her caring heart for her residents. I am so sorry to her family and friends for her passing. I know she will be deeply missed. You have my deepest condolences.

  • We are very saddened to here of Nitie’s passing. What a wonderful, caring camping neighbor to have! It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to spend time with her & her family. Noone ever went hungry! Rest in peace Nitie. We’ll see you again.