Dianne Powers, 78

Dianne E. Powers, 78, of Wabash, died at 5:25 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. 

She was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Swayzee, to Wallace Burke McDaniel and Mildred L. (Miller) McMinn.

Dianne first married Don Dangerfield, Sr.; he preceded her in death. She then married Paul Powers, Sr. on July 12, 1985; he died Jan. 10, 2002.

She retired from Agro-Chem in Wabash after 20 years. Dianne was a longtime member of the Grand Street Baptist Church.

She was a one-time Cub Scout Den Mother, and enjoyed listening to audio books, cooking, and baking. 

She is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Michael) Hawkins of Wabash, Penni (Richard) Gale of North Manchester, and Patricia Gidley of Wabash; two step-sons, Sanford (Jullie) Powers of Syracuse, and Paul (Margaret) Powers, Jr. of Midland, Ga.; six grandchildren, Ryan (Kim) Hawkins of Fenton, Mo., Aaron Hawkins of Nevada, Joseph (Amy) Hawkins of Fort Wayne, Tiffany Dangerfield of North Manchester, Joshua Gidley and Mason Dangerfield, both of Wabash; seven great-grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and her sister, Maribelle Speer of Marion. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Don T. "Chip" Dangerfield, Jr., step-daughter, Daphanie Davidson, and her brother, Ronald McDaniel.

Private graveside services will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, Massachusetts, 01061-0515.

The memorial guest book for Dianne may be signed at

Posted on 2019 May 21