Lela May Price


(January 5, 2002)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Powell for Lela May Price, 82, who died Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Powell Nursing Home.

She was born July 3, 1919, in Anita, Iowa, to Charles and Mary (Hardeson) Croxton. In 1925, the family moved to Upton, and she was graduated from Upton High School in 1937.

She married Kenneth R. Price on July 5, 1937, and to this union two sons were born. She started work for the Powell School District as a cafeteria cook, and in 1950, she was named the first supervisor of the Southside Cafeteria.

In 1962, she became the secretary of the elementary schools and held that position for 20 years. After retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping.

She enjoyed family and extended church family and was a second mother to several young people in the community.

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Price, Jr. and wife Grace of Powell and Roger A. Price and wife Linda of Point Lay, Alas.; a sister, Ethel Horn, of Rapid City, S.D.; a brother, Donald Croxton and wife Ruth of Wheatland; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth in 1990; and one sister, Merle Barrett.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery following services. For those who wish, memorials to the charity of choice or the First Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family.